Lionel Messi’s Net Worth and Income
Lionel Messi, the world’s most renowned footballer, led Argentina to victory in the FIFA World Cup 2022. After this win, Messi’s status has become equal to that of Maradona’s. Speaking of Messi’s income, the athlete earns $8,790 per hour i.e. Forbes ranks him as the world’s highest-paid athlete at Rs 7.25 lakh annually.
Messi’s Earnings Over the Past Year
According to Insider.com, Messi earned $75 Million last year – more than any athlete on earth. Paris Saint-Germain pays him an annual salary of $35 Million, translating to $738,000 weekly, $105,000 daily, and $8,790 an hour in earnings. In addition, when he signed for the French team last summer, Messi received a joining fee of $25 million.
Other Sources of Income
Messi earned $55 million from endorsements and other initiatives over the past year. Only two athletes, Roger Federer and LeBron James, earned more than him. Messi also signed a contract with the cryptocurrency platform Socio for $20 million per year. Adidas, Budweiser, and PepsiCo are a few of Messi’s endorsement partners. Last June, he became Hard Rock International’s first athlete brand ambassador.
Messi’s Net Worth and Career Earnings
Forbes estimates Messi’s net worth to be over $600 Million and his career earnings at over $1 Billion. Only three currently active athletes, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Tiger Woods, have earned more than Messi. Only two current athletes, Roger Federer and Floyd Mayweather, have earned over a $1 billion in career earnings.
Messi’s Luxury Cars, Properties, and Hotels
Aside from football, Messi likes to invest in luxury cars. Pagani Zonda Tricolor, Ferrari F430 Spyder, Dodge Charger SRT8, and Maserati Gran Turismo are some of the cars he owns. Messi is also the proud owner of several luxury properties, such as his $7 Million mansion located just outside Barcelona. He also has an “eco-house” in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, and he purchased an entire floor of a luxury condominium in St. Isles Beach, Florida, for $7.3 million, which he plans to open in 2021. Messi also invests in hotels. He owns the hotel chain MiM Hotels, which has resorts in Ibiza, Mallorca, and Barcelona. In 2021, the chain opened its first winter resort in the heart of the Pyrenees in the Aran Valley. Forbes notes that this four-star hotel features 141 rooms, as well as amenities such as a spa, indoor swimming pool, fitness center, mountain guide services and mountain guide services. Finally, Messi also owns a private jet worth $15 million, according to the South Morning China Post.