Messi becomes football’s second billionaire, tops Forbes’ list of high earners

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Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has become football’s second billionaire after Cristiano Ronaldo previously achieved the feat back in June.

According to Forbes, the Argentine has now earned $1billion in pre-tax earnings during his career, making him the highest-earning player in 2020

The magazine reports that the Argentina international is set to earn a whopping $126million (salary of $92million plus $34million in endorsements).

Messi has endorsement deals with Adidas, Pepsi, Budweiser, and AI-vision company OrCam Technologies.

Ronaldo is in second place on Forbes’ list with the Juventus attacker on course to earn $117million. The Portuguese striker who is the most popular athlete in the world has deals with companies like Nike and Herbalife many more.

In third is Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, who is set to earn $96million. The Brazil international recently switched to Puma after his deal with Nike came to an end.

14 Comments

  1. You really deserve this kind of achievement because you have won so many personal awards in The history of football which can not be overlooked. You really worked tirelessly for it and I wish more of it in future.

  2. Messi is such a fine player that one wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he has attained this enviable height
    He deserves it
    I wish him well and I pray he soars higher in his career in Jesus name .. Amen

  3. Congratulations to Barcelona star, you what it. You have been a beat player so far and you are also a great mentors for all upcoming footballer. I congratulate you and note christiain Ronaldo always the best.

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