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| On Aug 11, 2021 12:17 PM IST

Lionel Messi Net Worth: How Much Does The Soccer Superstar Make

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How much does Lionel Messi make? This is a question that many people have been asking since his net worth first became public knowledge. Arguably the best soccer player in the world, Lionel Messi net worth stands at a whopping USD 400 million. Here we will look at how the Argentine sensation acquired his fortune and what he spends it on!

Age: 34 years Height: 5’7″
Net worth: $400m Salary: $82 million per year at Barcelona

(Updated August 2021)

On 1 July 2021, Messi became a free agent after his contract expired. On 5 August, Barcelona announced that he would not be staying at the club, despite Messi taking a massive wage cut. The Spanish giants cited financial and structural obstacles as a reason for his departure. Messi has confirmed the same that he would be leaving the Blaugrana in a teary-eyed press conference.

Lionel Messi Net Worth: Salary and Other Interesting Facts

One of the greatest of all time, Messi has left us in awe since making debut for Barcelona at the age of 16. He has won the Ballon d’or and European Golden Boot a record six times. Recently he ended his international trophy drought by winning the Copa America. Off the field, there aren’t many who can challenge him either – he is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world!

The 34-year-old soccer legend topped Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-earning sports stars in 2019.  With total earnings of $127 million that year, Messi surpassed Floyd Mayweather, the boxing icon. In 2020, Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer dethroned Messi. Ronaldo came second that year.

Messi recently lost his number one spot as the highest-paid athlete in the world to mixed martial arts’ biggest star, Conor McGregor. While the Argentine earned an impressive sum of USD 130 million over 12 months, McGregor made USD 180 million to top the charts.

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Endorsements

Messi has a lifelong deal with Adidas. His rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo continues off the pitch as the Portuguese Superstar is the face of Nike.

Messi’s most prominent endorsements include Pepsi, Gillette, Turkish Airlines, Anheuser Busch InBev, Gatorade, Hard Rock Cafe, Jacob & Co, and Ooredoo. He was listed in Forbes 2019 Celebrity Rich List as having earned USD 35 million over the span of that year off his various endorsement deals alone!

He launched his own clothing line in Barcelona in 2019 through The Messi Store.

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Real Estate

In 2009 Lionel Messi paid $2 million for a home in Barcelona, and he then spent millions on renovations. The property is estimated to be worth between USD 7-10 million today. In November 2019, he also bought a condo in Miami that was valued at USD 5 million.

Charity and Philanthropy

No other player on the planet is as well-known and loved for their philanthropy as Leo Messi. From founding his own charity to being an honorary ambassador of UNICEF, he has been making a difference in countless lives worldwide since 2007. His foundation helps underprivileged children with education and healthcare through medical treatment, transportation, and recuperation.

Messi also takes part in fundraising activities for various charities. He financially supports many youth football clubs in Argentina, such as Sarmiento, Rosario Central, Newell’s, River Plate, and Boca Junior. Messi made a USD 1 million donation to help fight the spread of coronavirus in March 2020.

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