Lionel Messi Net Worth: How much does Lionel Messi make in a year?

Lionel Messi is one of the most decorated footballers in the world, being the best means, great expectations, wealthiness, and fame. 

Lionel Messi is the greatest of all time and one of the wealthiest athletes. His net worth is around a massive 400 million USD in 2021. 

In terms of various currencies, Messi is worth around £291M or €338M at the start of the year. Messi is the second-highest earner after Ronaldo, Neymar is third.  

NameLionel Messi
Net worthAppx. £309 million ($400 million)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseAntonella Roccuzzo 
Source of wealthFootball contracts, endorsement deals, investments
Salary£35 million per year
Endorsements  Adidas, Huawei, Gatorade, MasterCard, Lay's, Pepsi, Hawkers, Ooredoo
Philanthropy  Leo Messi Foundation

Lionel Messi salary at Barcelona and now at PSG: 

During his tenure in Barcelona, Lionel Messi earned a whopping £500,000 ($610k/€565k) a week. Before signing this deal, Messi was estimated to be on around £336,000 ($410k/€397k) a week.

After departing Barcelona, Messi agreed to a deal with PSG where he will earn between €30 million-35 million which can go up to (£25m-30m/$35m-$41m) per season during his time at the Ligue 1 side, while there will also be a team and individual bonuses.

Messi topped the Forbes list in 2019, becoming the richest athlete with total earnings of $127 million surpassing Floyd Mayweather, the boxing icon. However, in 2020 Roger Federer usurp Messi while Ronaldo came second that year. 

How much does Messi earn through endorsing?

Messi is tied with many brands, one of the loyal sponsors is Adidas. His lifelong deal with Adidas Pepsi, Gillette, Turkish Airlines, Anheuser Busch InBev, Gatorade, Hard Rock Cafe, Jacob & Co, and Ooredoo. 

With these many sponsors, Forbes valued his endorsements at $35m (£27m) for that year in total and he was among the top wealthiest athletes. He has his own clothing store as well in Barcelona.  

A businessman and a Philanthropist 

Ronaldo who endorses his own perfumes, underwear, and shoes, and Lionel Messi, who has a different line. He likes investing in properties in his birthplace Rosario, where he has invested in the Azahares del Parana project (a set of gated communities out of the city) as well as an apartment building in the city center. 

As a philanthropist, Messi has his own foundation named Leo Foundation. There he donates a colossal amount of money for children who can't afford education or have one time meal in a day. 

He only donates to trustable charities, and ventures. Having worked with Unicef in 2004, Lionel Messi was appointed an ambassador of Unicef in 2010, since then he is working with the charity and has helped many children during their difficult times. 

How many followers does Messi have on social media?

After his Copa America victory, Lionel Messi has become very active on social media. Lionel Messi is the third most followed person on Instagram after Ronaldo and Dwayne Johnson with 247m followers. Messi’s photo with the Copa America trophy is the most liked photo of an athlete.  

Messi doesn’t use Twitter; on Facebook, he has 103m followers. Indeed, Messi has a vast influence on people both off and on the field. And one of the most successful athletes we have witnessed in our generation.  

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