Lionel Messi earns $127 million per year, which consists of $92 million in salary/winnings and $35 million in endorsement deals. The Argentine forward’s earnings this year have been massively hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, as his salary has dropped after he took a 30% wage cut. This led to him going behind Cristiano Ronaldo in the highest-paid sportsperson list.
Touted as the greatest ever player to grace the pitch, the 32-year-old currently plies his trade with Catalan giants FC Barcelona. He is a left-footed player and likes to play on the right-wing. He is currently the captain of his national team as well as his club. He also holds the record for most goals scored in La Liga. The heartthrob of many fans, Messi has three children with his wife Antonella Rocuzzo.
Net Worth & Salary:
Messi raked in $104m in 2019 from his wages and endorsement deals. He made $32m-a-year from brand endorsements such as Adidas, with whom he has a lifetime contract. The lifetime deal with Adidas is worth an estimated $12 million per year.
Contract with Barcelona:
He also signed a contract with his club in 2017 which increased his release clause to €700 million. In 2017, a Spanish company announced that it has plans to develop a €170 million theme park called the ‘Messi Experience Park’ in China. According to Forbes, Messi’s total worth is going to cross $1 billion.
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Lionel Messi started his youth career with FC Barcelona and has spent his entire career at the club. He is a player who is known for his loyalty to his club. Messi has won a record six Ballon d'Or and a record six European Golden Boots. He has helped his club win 34 trophies, which is a record for a Barca player. In total, he has scored over 700 goals for his club and country. Earlier this year, he won the coveted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award. Learn more here about the 10 most memorable performances of Messi.
Endorsements: Adidas, Pepsi, Gatorade, Huawei, MasterCard, Lay’s, Expo Dubai 2020, Hawkers.
Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spider, Ferrari F430 Spider, Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale, Maserati Granturismo S, Audi Q7, Audi R8, Audi R8 GT, Mini Cooper S Cabriolet, Dodge Charger SRT8, Lexus RX, Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover Velar and Toyota Prius
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