Forbes estimate Messi’s total yearly earnings for 2020 at $126 million, topping this year’s football rich list

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.