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How Much Does Messi Makes in a Year?


Lionel Messi is recognized as one of the greatest footballers of the time (GOAT). Due to his outstanding performances, he has won numerous awards as a footballer.

This Argentine professional footballer ranks third again in Forbes 2019 list of the highest-paid athletes of the decade. But are you sure of what he earns per annum?

To quench that doubt circulating in your head or that argument heating up the air among your friends, I shall reveal to you in this post what Lionel Messi earns in a year. Do you think football is the only thing that pays him? We shall find out.


Since he was 13, Lionel Messi has been with Barcelona FC. Being a talented player, he has been growing from skills to financial strength since then. His wages were always on the increase. In 2007, Lionel Messi was making $115, 780 per week and by 2008, he was already the highest-paid player in the team.

From the contract Messi signed with Barcelona in 2017, which will run through 2021, Messi receives $646, 000 per week. This, however, implies that his annual pay from his club worth $33.6 million per year. This amount, however, does not include the money he earns from endorsements.


Lionel Messi as a star footballer has earned so many endorsements from reputable international companies. Each of these endorsements earns him good money. Of course, his wages from his club is not the only means through which this star footballer earns.

Lionel Messi has endorsements that earn him up to $27 million annually, as was reported by Forbes in 2018. Brands are attracted to athletes who are in their star level; it is not surprising however that Messi is enjoying all of that. Lionel Messi has dealt with Adidas, Pepsi, even Gatorade.


Lionel Messi was ranked on Forbes list as the second-highest paid athlete in 2018 and also recently in December 2019. He came up as the third-highest paid athlete after Mayweather at number one and Christiano Ronaldo at number two, although he is currently the highest-paid soccer player.

Churning together his gains from soccer and endorsements amidst other businesses, Lionel Messi’s worth is estimated to be $400 million by Celebrity Net Worth.


Messi has so many luxurious properties ranging from houses and cars. He has two amazing houses in Barcelona and also in his country, Argentina. The luxury cars among his fleet of cars include but not limited to them, are

  • Maserati Gran Turismo
  • Dodge Charger SRT8,
  • Audi Q7
  • Lexus RX
  • Cadillac Escalade, to mention but a few.

These cars are worth millions of dollars.


Messi enjoys the luxury of a well-built home with his wife and three kids. His house is located in Castelldefels, Barcelona. This mansion, in which Messi lives with his lovely family, has an expanse of a garden with a swimming pool and football pitch in it. Although Messi lives just 19KM away from Camp Nou, he made sure the football pitch is located right inside his compound.


If you have read up till this point, I am sure you have got what the annual earning of Lionel Messi is as $33.6 million. You have also understood other various sources of income the star player has. Waste no time to ask your questions if you have any.

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