Lionel Messi has topped the current year’s football wealth rundown to turn out to be only the second footballer in history after Cristiano Ronaldo to reach $1 billion in pre-tax profit.
Messi freely conceded this late spring he needed to leave Barcelona “all year” yet club president Josep Maria Bartomeu rejected his solicitation. That implies the 33-year-old will get $92 million for the rest of the time of his agreement.
Forbes gauge Messi’s absolute yearly profit for 2020 including sponsorships at $126 million, Ronaldo in second with $117 million. Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar is in third with $96 million and colleague Kylian Mbappe, by a long shot the most youthful footballer in the top 10, is fourth with $42 million.