Lionel Messi earns more money than any other sportsman in the whole globe.
According to Forbes, he was able to bring in a total of $130 million between May 2021 and May 2022.
This is how he brings in and spends the money he has.
On the pitch, Messi earns a significant amount of money.
Forbes estimates that Messi’s on-field earnings for the last year were an astounding $75 million, making him the most-paid athlete in the history of the world’s sports industry.
His pay from Paris Saint-Germain alone is worth $35 million per year, which equates to $738,000 per week, $105,000 per day, or $8,790 per hour. His total yearly earnings are $35 million.
According to the Evening Standard, the Argentine also made a nice profit from the joining fee of $25 million when he joined the French squad during the summer of last year.
On the other hand, he makes a lot of money from it.
Messi’s off-the-field earnings of $55 million over the course of the last year are only exceeded by those of tennis great Roger Federer and NBA sensation LeBron James.
In addition to a collaboration worth $20 million per year with the cryptocurrency “fan token” platform Socios, the 35-year-old athlete has endorsement agreements with Adidas, Budweiser, and PepsiCo. His portfolio of endorsements is rather extensive.
Additionally, he became the first-ever athlete brand ambassador for Hard Rock International in June of last year.
His staggering net worth is estimated to be 600 million dollars.
Throughout the course of his career, he has amassed more than one billion dollars in earnings.
Forbes estimates that Messi has made a total of $1.15 billion over his career, which includes both on- and off-field endeavors.
LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Tiger Woods are the only three active sportsmen who have ever made more money than any other athlete in history.
According to Forbes, in addition to the sportsmen whose names were stated above, there are only two other active athletes who have ever achieved career earnings of more than one billion dollars: Roger Federer and Floyd Mayweather.
The soccer star Lionel Messi enjoys splurging his wealth on expensive automobiles.
As per Goal, Lionel Messi has an outstanding automotive collection that includes a Maserati Gran Turismo, a Dodge Charger SRT8, a Ferrari F430 Spyder, and a Pagani Zonda Tricolore that is worth $2 million.
It is believed that the Argentine purchased the 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Spider Scaglietti for $37 million in 2016, making it the most expensive automobile ever purchased. However, by means of an Instagram post in which he uploaded a picture of himself holding up a toy vehicle with the tagline “My new automobile,” he gave the impression of denying the rumors.
He is the proud owner of a number of magnificent homes.
The property Messi purchased on the outskirts of Barcelona for $7 million is the most lavish of all of his real estate holdings.
According to Architectural Digest, the home has spectacular views of the Catalan mountains and the neighboring coastline in addition to amenities such as a pool, an indoor gym, a theater, and a spa. It is located in the privileged district of Castelldefels, which is a no-fly zone.
Additionally, there is a football field where Messi and his dog, Hulk, like playing the game together.
According to The Real Deal, Messi also owns an “eco-house” that is centered around his career, as well as a mansion in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, and the entire floor of a luxury condominium in Saint Isles Beach, Florida. Messi paid $7.3 million for the floor in 2021, and he purchased the condo.
In addition, there are many hotels in the area.
Since 2017, Messi has been the owner of the hotel chain MiM Hotels, which is managed by Majestic Hotel Group and consists of resorts in the cities of Barcelona, Ibiza, and Majorca.
In 2021, the network established its very first ski resort in the Aran Valley, which is located in the heart of the Pyrenees.
According to Forbes, the hotel has four stars, 141 guest rooms, a spa, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and services provided by mountain guides.
However, he is now in the process of demolishing his hotel in Barcelona.
In 2017, Messi paid $35 million for the building, at this stage the approval for its destruction had already been given due to the fact that its balconies are too large.
He is unable to solve the problem either since any effort to remove or reduce the size of the balconies might lead to the collapse of the hotel.
Messi uses his own plane, which cost $15 million, to travel the globe and move about.
According to the South Morning China Post, Messi’s private plane, a 2004 Gulfstream V, has two kitchens as well as toilets, and it has the capacity to carry up to sixteen guests.
On its tail is the number 10, which was his jersey number when he was playing for Barcelona, and on its steps are the names of his wife, Antonella, and their children.
Ibiza is one of his favorite places to visit.
This past summer, Messi celebrated his 35th birthday with his family at a beach hotel on the island of Ibiza called the Ushuaia.
Cesc Fabregas and Luis Suarez, both of whom were the soccer star’s former colleagues at Barcelona, as well as their spouses, attended the event.
In addition to that, in Argentina.
After winning the 2021 Copa America with Argentina, Lionel Messi reportedly decided to take a holiday on the beaches of South Florida, as reported by the Miami Herald.
According to a report in the Mirror, the professional soccer player for Paris Saint-Germain leased a four-story property in Key Biscayne that cost him $10,000 per night and had five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a gym, a rooftop terrace, and an infinity pool.
Messi is very charitable with the vast majority of his riches.
Since its founding in 2007, the Lionel Messi Foundation has collaborated with UNICEF to provide assistance to disadvantaged children all around the globe.
According to UNICEF, in 2017, Messi gave his own money to assist the foundation to establish schools for 1,600 war-orphaned children in Syria. In 2019, the organization donated $218,000 to provide food and water for people in Kenya, and Goal reported that Messi donated his own money for the same cause.
A quote from Messi that can be seen on the website of his foundation states, “It delights me every day when I get a youngster smiling when he feels there is hope, and when I see that they feel joyful.” Messi made these comments.
“That is the reason why we made the decision to establish the Leo Messi Foundation, and I will continue to struggle to make the children happy with the same strength and determination that I need to continue being a soccer player.”