Lionel Messi Net Worth : $295 Million
An Argentine Soccer Player
Lionel Messi Annual Income
Source of Wealth
Years of Experience
18 Years (Approximately)
Date of Birth
June 24, 1987
Lionel Messi’s Income & Total Net Worth
One of the highest paid sportsmen in the world, Lionel Messi is an Argentine footballer, who enjoys an approximate net worth of $295 million, including his hefty annual salary of $93 million. Messi is the winger and striker of the Argentina National Team and FC Barcelona. In 2012, FC Barcelona signed Messi until 2018. This contract hiked his annual salary to $21.2 million.
The good-looking footballer endorses brands, like AirEuropa, PepsiCo, Chery, Adidas, Konami, Dolce & Gabbana, and Audemars Piguet. In 2012, Messi was appointed as the global brand ambassador of Turkish Airlines. With NBA star Kobe Bryant, he appeared in an advertisement for the airline. In 2013, Messi has also appeared in an advertisement of a Japanese face wash, called Scalp-D, where he was shown speaking Japanese. The same year, he was seen in a commercial of WeChat messaging app in China.
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Lionel Messi used to live earlier in Argentina in his Rosario Mansion. He has recently moved to his plush Catalan city home.
Messi has a huge collection of cars, including Dodge Charger SRT8, Lexus, 2009 Maserati, Ferrari F430 Spider, Audi Q7, and Audi R8.
Lionel Messi’s Career
Born in Santa Fe Province in Argentina, Lionel Messi commenced playing football at the age of five for a local club. He became famous and was called by local people as The Machine of ’87’. At the age of eleven, young Messi was diagnosed with the disease of growth hormone deficiency. The cost of treatment for this disease was around $900 per month. The sporting director of FC Barcelona, Carles Rexach, offered Messi a contract to pay his medical bills on a condition that he would permanently shift to Spain. Messi accepted the contract.
Messi’s career started with Cadete B & A and Barcelona’s junior Infantil B teams from 2000, which continued till 2003. By 2006, Messi established himself as an excellent football player, scoring fourteen goals in twenty-six matches. In 2007-2008, he played against Valencia CF in his 100th official match for Barcelona. The same season, Messi was nominated for a FIFPro World XI Player Award under the category of Forward. He was also offered a chance to play internationally for Spain, but he refused the proposal.
Awards & Honours
Despite his age, Lionel Messi is compared with the legendary footballer, Diego Maradona.
Throughout his career, Messi has made several national and international records. He has also been honored with numerous awards and honors. Some of them are as follows:
- FIFA World Player of the Year
- UEFA Champions League Forward of the Year
- UEFA Best Player in Europe Award
- World Soccer Greatest XI of All Time
- European Golden Shoe
- UEFA Club Footballer of the Year
- FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball
- FIFA U-20 World Cup Player of the Tournament
- La Liga Foreign Player of the Year
- ESPY Best International Athlete
These accolades are just a glimpse of his winnings as there are many more.
For providing health care and education to the vulnerable children, Messi founded the Leo Messi Foundation in 2007. His foundation is also supported by Herbalife. In 2010, he was also appointed as the goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. In 2013, he donated €600,000 to a children’s hospital for its renovation.