One of the men that will always be remembered in the football world is Lionel Messi. He has been a skillful player, taking credit for the most success in Argentina and Barcelona. Leo Messi is also referred to as a GOAT (Greatest of All Time). One of the things we are known for in Hub for Jobs is talking about salaries, earnings, and net worth of top personalities in the world. In this article, we will be talking about Messi’s Net Worth, and what is next for him after PSG
What is Messi Net Worth in 2022?
One thing is certain if you are doing fine in your field you will surely be paid more. Leo Messi is one of the numerous athletes who have a huge net worth. According to Forbes, Messi’s net worth is $600 million. He is said to have amassed his worth when he was in Barcelona. He left for Barcelona to PSG on the 10th of August, 2021. Lionel Messi has always been part of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
His earth-shattering contract in 2017 with Barcelona boosted his net worth. That contract gave him a base annual salary of $168 million. He earns about $40 million from different endorsements. Under that contract, he also made about $200 million per year. As of August 5, 2020, Barcelona said they won’t be able to afford to re-sign Messi, it was some days after that he left for Paris Saint Germain. His contract with PSG is a salary worth $75 million per year, also has an option for a 3rd year.
Leo Messi accepted a 50% pay cut for him to stay back at Barcelona, but the league was against such an occurrence. Even with the pay cut idea, the club’s revenue will be around 110%, and the league body only requires 70%. Messi paid $2 million in Barcelona Neighborhood called Pedrables. The home is said to be worth $7 – $10 million as of today. He did a lot of upgrades and renovations to the house. Messi paid about $5 million for a house in November 2019, for a house in Miami. In April 2021, he also paid 7.3 million for a ninth-floor building in Miami.
Who is the highest-paid athlete in 2022?
According to the Forbes list of the highest-paid athletes in 2022, PSG player Lionel Messi tops the list. With about $130 million of Messi pre-tax gross earnings in the last twelve months, Leo Messi is ranked as the personality with highest paid athlete in 2022. He has only claimed the spot twice. One in 2019 and another in 2022. It was said that Messi’s Salary dropped by $22 million towards his final season while in Barcelona. It increased to $75 million in his new season with POG which cause a major boost to his net worth. The top three highest paid athletes in 2022 are Leo Messi has the first position with $130 million. LeBron James with $121.2 million and Cristiano Ronaldo with $115 million.
What is Lionel Messi Earning in 2022
Messi and Ronald have other things they earn asides from football. Ronaldo earns about $60 million from soccer and $55 million from other involvement outside of football. Lionel Messi is the richest player in terms of his earnings so far this year. His annual earnings are about $75 million from football and off football, earns about $55 million.
Salary, Endorsements, and Salary
Leo Messi was the highest paid footballer in the world while he was at his peak in Barcelona. His base paid salary when he first signed for Barcelona was $168 million. His contracts were secretly guarded. When he got to PSG his salary with his two-year deal is worth $75 million, and after he has paid his taxes, his money will be reduced to $40 million.
His contract allows him to also make some money from jersey sales. He also earns some money from $40 million from endorsements every year. Messi has a lifetime endorsement with Adidas. Leo Messi earned $130 million between June 2018 and June 2019. He is a famous and recognizable face, with Adidas since 2006, also, he is a leading brand endorser. Leo was formerly signed with Nike at the age of 14 and later switched to Adidas. He late got his brand boot with Adidas called Adidas Messi.
Leo Messi Career
He was born in Argentina, on 24 June, in the year 1987. He joined Rosario Soccer club at the age of six and also played for Newell’s Old Boys. At 17, he made his debut with RCD Espanyol and he became the 3rd youngest person to ever play for Barcelona. He got his Spanish citizenship in the 2005 – 2006 seasons and also began being paid as a first-team member. Lionel got a standing ovation when he scored alongside Ronaldinho. He had 6 goals out of 17 appearances.
Leo Messi became the youngest player in Argentina to play and score in the FIFA world cup. He won his first Ballon d’Or in the year 2009 at the age of 22. Messi announced his retirement in 2016 from international football but he reversed it. After that, he led the Argentina team to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The team finished 3rd at the 2019 Copa America. In the year 2019, Messi became the most decorated best player in the world, as he got his 6th Ballon d’Or award.
What is next for him when his career ends at PSG?
The question of whether will Messi leave PSG has been online for a long time. One of the words from Leo is he will make his decision after the world cup. Amid the whole saga, Barcelona is still on the move to have him back in Spain and possibly make him retire in Argentina. But as of now, Messi has given his say if he will leave PSG after his contract. PSG is willing to keep him after his contract expires at the end of the season. The rumor that he might return to Barcelona is on the high side. Messi is still in the FIFA world cup as he looks to win his first world cup with Argentina.
Final words on Messi
There is no doubt that Lionel will forever be a great name in the football world. Lionel Messi has been seen as the arch-rival of Cristiano Ronaldo. Both players have given the world the best football moment in the past two decades. Messi remains the highest paid athlete in the world.
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