Lionel Messi, this year’s Ballon d’Or nominee, and the six-time winner has a club-record 35 trophies at Camp Nou. This season, he made a surprise move to PSG, and his life has not gone according to plan. Messi’s value has skyrocketed as a result of his rich contract with PSG. Below you’ll find information on Lionel Messi’s contract, salary, and endorsements.
After becoming only the second footballer, after Cristiano Ronaldo, to exceed the $1 billion dollar milestone in career earnings last year, the Argentine’s net worth allegedly reached $600 million (£450 million).
Messi earned a total salary of $875 million (£654 million) over his 21 years at Barcelona. According to a leaked copy of Messi’s PSG contract, the Argentine will earn $110 million (£82 million) over three seasons with the club, with $30 million (£22 million) coming this season and $40 million (£30 million) coming the next two seasons. Not to mention his signing bonus of $25 million (£19 million).
Messi’s Adidas partnership has paid him millions, but he has been earning $25 million (£19 million) per year since signing a lifetime contract with the German company in 2017. In addition to Adidas, Gatorade, Pepsi, and Budweiser have all provided sponsorships, allowing the footballer to make $33 million (£25 million) per year.
Lionel Messi has appeared on the covers of football video games such as PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) and FIFA, netting Konami and EA Sports millions of dollars.
Messi has recently flirted with the fashion sector, launching his own clothing line and collaborating with Ginny Hilfiger to sell the new collection in his own store, the Messi store, which is now located in Barcelona. He’s also supported Jacob and Co. watches and teamed with Richard James tailors to create clothes for his apparel line.
After purchasing MiMSitges in Barcelona and Hotel MiM Ibiza es Vive and investing in property near his birthplace of Rosario, Argentina, the Argentinian makes a large income through his hotel business, which is handled by his brother.