Lionel Andres Messi is Unarguably one of the greatest players to have ever played football, irrespective of where you stand on the great debate between the Argentine and the Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
On the playground, the Argentine international, Lionel Messi has won almost everything there is to win, and only a World Cup with Argentina has evaded him, though he did win the Copa America last summer before making a move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.
Before now, the 34-year old, Argentine talisman, Lionel Messi became the best-paid player in La Liga in November 2017 by agreeing a new Barcelona deal to extend his stay at Camp Nou until 2021.
The ‘god of soccer ‘ as he is fondly called is one of the most recognizable faces and lucrative earners in football, and is now undertaking a new challenge at Paris Saint-Germain after agreeing a two-year deal with the Ligue 1 giants.
There has been some questions speculating around the corners, such as exactly how much is Messi worth? While it’s difficult to get an exact figure. Today in this article, we can accumulate plenty of information from what has been reported and compare his earnings to his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
In spite of the fact that Lionel Messi’s position dropped to third in Forbes’ 2020 list, behind Ronaldo and tennis star Roger Federer, in a year that saw many industries take a hit as a consequence of the global Covid-19 pandemic. However, the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was back up in Forbes’ 2021 list, with total earnings of $120 million. Former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight champion Conor McGregor was first on the list with $180 million earned.
But before moving to Messi’s net worth, let’s quickly take a look at his salary
How much is Messi salary per week?
According to forbes list, it’s likely that Lionel Messi is the highest-paid footballer in the world, this is because he is also one of the best-earning athletes around as well. Before now, the Argentine penned an enormous deal with Barcelona in 2017 that saw him earn a base salary of 168 million dollars annually, while also earning 40 million dollar in endorsements per year.
The 34-year old forward is paid an annual salary of 75 million dollars at Paris Saint-Germain, on an initial two-year deal with the option of a third.
What is Lionel Messi’s net worth?
Just like the late Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi is an Argentinian international professional soccer player who is often regarded as the best soccer player in the world. Lionel Andres Messi’s net worth is $600 million. The reason for this amount is not Farfetched. it is because Lionel Messi earned the majority of his net worth as a striker and winger for FC Barcelona. On August 10, 2021 it was announced that Lionel would move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. He also plays for the Argentina National Team. During his time with Barcelona, Lionel scored 672 goals in 778 games.
According to theathletics, it was reported that Messi was willing to accept a 50 percent pay cut to stay at Barcelona, not keen on the idea of leaving, but the Catalans couldn’t afford him even on half of his salary and were unable to keep hold of their greatest-ever player.
Messi’s Endorsement And Sponsor
It is recorded that Adidas has been Messi’s official sponsor Since 2006, because he is one of the world’s most recognizable athletes. And as a matter of fact, he is one of their most prominent brand ambassadors. After a long-running signature collection of Adidas boots, Messi received his own sub-brand of boots, Adidas Messi, in 2008.
The rest of Messi’s sponsors include;
Adidas, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cirque du Soleil, Gatorade, Hard Rock Cafe Inc., Konami, Mastercard, Ooredoo, Pepsi, PepsiCo, Socios.com, YPF