Lionel Messi is without a doubt one of the best players to ever set foot on a soccer pitch. Despite his recent beef with the head office at Camp Nou, Messi has made an incredible fortune in his time with FC Barcelona. Today we’re going to look at Lionel Messi’s net worth in 2021
Lionel Messi’s net worth in 2021 (estimate): $400 million
The four-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner is worth a crazy $400 (£309) million due to a combination of his playing contracts, endorsement deals, and investments.
Forbes ranked Messi third among the world’s richest athletes behind fellow footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and tennis ace Roger Federer. His income playing for FC Barcelona in 2019 alone was recorded at an astonishing $127 million. His current contract for Barca bags him $610,000 a week. Let that sink in for a moment.
Messi has a huge amount of endorsements that help keep high on the wealthy athletes list. Most notable would be his lucrative deal with the shoe-brand Adidas where his rivalry with Ronaldo’s Nike continues off the pitch. Messi also has deals with brands you may have heard of like Pepsi, Gillette, and Turkish Airline.
While his business dealings are not public knowledge, he definitely has more than a handful. One of the few known investments is in his hometown of Rosario in Argentina where he is part of the Azahares del Parana project. The endeavour is an enclave of seven gated communities, with a huge park, 220-yard beach, sports center with volleyball and football pitches, tennis courts and a golf course. And, of course, a marina with berths for 60 boats. It’s basically a resort, a retreat, and a paradise rolled into one.
The Argentine legend also gives back to the less fortunate with the Leo Messi foundation was also appointed as an ambassador for the Unicef back in 2010. With plenty of life to live, coupled with his brand having serious drawing power, his value should only increase as the years go on — even well after he’s done as a major name in the pitch. Players like Messi come around every so often, but when they do, they’re never truly out of the limelight.
At 33 years old, Messi’s playing career might soon be coming to an end but he will continue to make the big bucks for many years to come. Nonetheless, were you surprised by Lionel Messi’s net worth in 2021?