We bring you everything you need to know about the best footballer in the world- Lionel Messi
ESTIMATED NET WORTH
426 Million US Dollars
40 Million US Dollars
ESTIMATED 2020 INCOME (UP TO)
124 Million US Dollars
How much money does Lionel Messi have?
Overall, Messi is still behind Cristiano Ronaldo with an estimated private wealth of 426 Million US Dollars, with whom Messi does not only deliver close matches on the pitch. Because if you only look at the salary of the superstars, Messi earns more than CR7. But the advertising value of the CR7 is much higher than that of Messi. Only Neymar currently earns more in football. The current contract with Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona was extended early in November 2017 till 2021.
Messi has a remarkable financial career
While his parents had to raise 800 dollars a month for a hormone disorder for eight-year-old Messi, he already earned a salary of 700 dollars per month at FC Barcelona. With his sporting successes, his earnings also gradually increased.
Lionel Messi salary: how much does he earn at FC Barcelona?
When it comes to the financial well-being of the superstar at FC Barcelona, the club cannot be put off. With a guaranteed annual salary of 40 Million US Dollars net, Lionel Messi is one of the highest-paid footballers of all time. In addition, a transfer fee of 850 Million US Dollars was set in the contract, which runs until 2021. Since the extension in November 2017, his salary at FC Barcelona has been 40 Million US Dollars net. In 2019, FC Barcelona paid over 80 Million US Dollars gross to Messi alone. However, this is only a gross salary. In addition, according to the Spanish press, an amount of 71 Million US Dollars was paid to Messi for extending the contract and a loyalty bonus of 80 Million US Dollars on top.
Of course, there are other earning opportunities for Messi in the form of success bonuses. For the Champions League title, he would receive a one-off payment of 13.5 Million US Dollars. There would also be the extra cherry on top for championship titles, cup titles or world cups. According to a calculation, if Messi only plays 60% of the competitive games, he would earn an average salary of around 119 Million US Dollars gross. With maximum success, it could even be 137 Million US Dollars per season.
Income from top advertising contracts
The fact that Lionel Messi is not considered a glamorous superstar like Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham, but a hardworking core footballer and a brand to be associated with people directly, is shown by his highly endowed advertising contracts. Companies such as Adidas, PepsiCo, EA Sports, Tata Motors and Turkish Airlines trust the image of the good boy and bring Messi an annual surplus income of 40 Million US Dollars. He was also the face of a Samsung Galaxy and a Gatorade advertisement. He is also in front of the camera for the Gillette commercials. Adidas alone pays Messi up to 9 Million US Dollars per year.
The sporting career
Lionel Messi can be claimed to be legendary. Who would have thought that the whirlwind that was born in Rosario in 1987 would become the best footballer in the world? After Messi started playing football in his home club Grandoli FC at the tender age of 5 and moved to Newell’s Old Boys three years later, his parents moved to Barcelona with him to escape the economic crisis in Argentina. Nobody knew at the time that this step was the beginning of a fantastic career. Messi struggled through the youth teams of FC Barcelona, where he was already considered conspicuously dangerous at the time. When he made his debut in the Primera Division against city rivals Espanyol Barcelona at the age of 17, where he was first compared with Diego Maradona. Fortunately, he did not lose his goal-scoring, which earned him the coronation of the world association for the first time in 2009 when Lionel Messi was honored with the award for World Soccer Player of the Year 2009.
The ball is round and gold and Messi’s
Lionel Messi lived up to his reputation as the best football player in his long career. For his club FC Barcelona, he was not only valuable because of his reputation or his earnings, but above all because of his sporting success. He is now the club’s record scorer and also the highest scorer in the Champions League with 14 goals in one season. Not least because of these sporting successes, Lionel Messi was elected the FIFA World Player of the Year, a total of 6 times. In the Primera Division, he is still the only player to have scored against all other 19 teams in a row. Lionel Messi is also FC Barcelona’s all-time best goal scorer. He was able to break Paulino Alcantara’s record (369 goals) at the age of 26.
Messi was the FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019
Machinations and investments
The Spanish tax police were puzzled by the assessment of his assets in 2013. Messi was poorly advised with investments in bogus companies are suspected of having evaded taxes between 2007 and 2009. However, according to the latest media reports, he has cooperated with the authorities on this matter and held the responsible partners to account for the fraud(and paid a large amount of tax money itself ). In 2017, he was sentenced to a 21-month prison sentence, which he escaped by paying a fine of 4.2 Million US Dollars. His name was also associated with the data leaks of the Panama Papers in 2016.
However, this did not affect his investment business. In addition to three dream properties in Barcelona, Messi is currently building his dream house, which is said to have incorporated a huge pool and his jersey number in addition to the main building in the form of a football. In addition, Messi had invested in a residential complex in his hometown in an area of 150 hectares.
Lionel Messi cars
- Dodge Charger SRT8
- Audi Q7
- Audi R8
- Ferrari F430 Spider
- Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
- Maserati GranTurismo S
- Lexus 4×4