Lionel Messi has turn out to be the second footballer on the earth after Cristiano Ronaldo to cross $1 billion in pre-tax earnings. Based on Forbes, Messi has additionally surpassed Ronaldo’s earnings this yr.
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Messi’s earnings in 2020 are estimated at $126 million, which incorporates wages and endorsements. The Argentinian star has overtaken Ronaldo, who has earned $117 million this yr.
As probably the greatest gamers to ever grace the sport, it’s no shock that Messi has a number of enormous endorsement offers. He has been the face of Adidas for a lot of years and in addition has agreements with Mastercard and Lays in addition to different fashionable manufacturers.
Messi stunned the soccer neighborhood final month when he introduced his intentions of leaving Barcelona, a transfer that didn’t come to fruition. Barcelona’s refusal to let Messi go away will earn the star footballer one other $92 million for the rest of his contract.
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PSG duo, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, are the third and fourth richest footballers on the earth respectively. Neymar’s earnings stand at $96 million, whereas World Cup winner, Mbappe’s has amassed $42 million in earnings. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, with estimated earnings of $37 million, is fifth on the listing.