Lionel Messi Net Worth: Deals, Lifestyle & Charity

At present, Lionel Messi depicts a net worth of $400 million with a salary of 71 million EUR (84 million USD).

Argentine-born player Lionel Messi is a name that crosses everyone’s mind when thinking of an athlete.

Additionally, he stands in number second for the top-15 wealthiest footballers in the world for 2021.

Indeed, he is one of the most decorated footballers and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi (Source: Instagram)

Apart from being a forward and captain of his football team, he is also an actor, philanthropist, and children activist.

Back in between 2009 and 2014, Messi used to be the world’s highest-paid footballer.

Quick Facts:

Full NameLionel Andrés Messi
Date of BirthJune 24, 1987
Birth PlaceRosario, Argentina
Nick NameLeo
ReligionDevout Catholic 
NationalityArgentine
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignCancer
Age34 years old
Height1.70 meters(5’7″)
Weight70 kg(158 lbs)
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorDark Brown 
BuildAthletic 
Father’s NameJorge Messi
Mother’s NameCelia María Cuccittini
SiblingsTwo brothers; Matias Messi and Rodrigo Messi
A sister; Maria Sol Messi
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAntonella Roccuzzo (m.2017)
KidsThree sons; Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo, and Mateo Messi Roccuzzo
ProfessionFootball player
PositionForward
AffiliationBarcelona
Jersey number #10( Argentina national team), #30(Paris Saint-Germain F.C)
Former Team Barcelona
Current TeamParis Saint-Germain Football Club(PSG)
Active Years 1994-2003 (youth career)
2003-present (senior career)
Net Worth $400 million and $84 million annual salary
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 
Merch Autographed Jersey, Trading Card, Poster
Last UpdateJanuary, 2022

Lionel Messi Net Worth and Income

Currently, Lionel Messi owns a lavish net worth of $400 million with an annual earning of $84 million.

As a matter of fact, he is Barcelona’s highest-paid player, whose salary first started with €7.8 million and increased later.

Amidst it, Messi is also the first player to exceed the €40 million benchmark. Additionally, Forbes ranked him second on the world’s highest-paid athletes list.

Later in 2018, he was also named the first player to exceed the €100m benchmark for a calendar year.

Recently, in 2020, Messi became the only player alongside Cristiano Ronaldo to have more than $1 billion in earnings throughout their careers.

As for his contract, Messi awaits a new one for the year as his contract ends in June 2021. Apparently, he had his contract with Barcelona in 2017, which had $59.6 million as a signing bonus.

Furthermore, he is earning $667,000 per week and has an $835 million buyout clause.

Net Worth of Lionel Messi in Different Currencies

Let’s have a look into Lionel Messi’s net worth in different currencies, including the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. 

CurrencyNet Worth
Euro345,990,000€ 
Pound Sterling292,290,880£ 
Australian Dollar531,773,600A$ 
Canadian Dollar495,540,000C$ 
Indian Rupee29,971,420,000₹ 
BitCoin6,606฿ 

Lionel Messi | Brand Endorsements 

Apart from his on-field income, Messi makes a huge deal from his brand endorsement contracts.

According to the sources, he has more than 40 such deals across the globe. 

Moreover, Messi charges more than $50 million for a single endorsement. Among all his endorsements, Addidas is his main sponsor, and they have been working together since 2006.

Initially, Messi had signed with Nike at the age of 14. However, he was later transferred to the sportswear company Addidas.

Years later, he is also the first player to receive his own sub-brand of Adidas boots. Today, he stands as a leading endorser for the brand.

Furthermore, his sub-brand is named the Addidas Messi, which features his signature collection of Adidas F50 boots. At first, some of his involvement with brands included Pepsi and Konami.

Messi for the Addidas
Messi for the Addidas (Source: Instagram)

During his tenure with Konami, Messi was featured in its video game series Pro Evolution Soccer. Also, he stood on the covers of PES 2009, PES 2010, PES 2011, and PES 2020. 

It was only after 2010 that Messi gained endorsements for luxury brands Dolce & Gabbana and Audemars Piguet. Today, he is the brand ambassador of Gillette, Turkish Airlines, Ooredoo, and Tata Motors.

Some of his endorsements are related to his gameplay, like the FIFA covers. Apparently, Messi signed with EA Sports and appeared in the four consecutive covers from FIFA 13 to FIFA 16.

In the meantime, Messi earns a massive amount of around $27 million from a German-based sportswear deal. Besides, he also endorses non-profit organizations like UNICEF and Red Cross.

As a quick fun fact, SportsPro has titled Messi as the most marketable athlete every year ever since 2010. To add to it, Messi, unlike other players, is not popularized for his glamorous looks.

Basically, he is employed for his talent and achievements in sports-oriented marketing.

Having said this, in 2015, Barcelona created Messi’s name and number (Messi, 10) jersey, which was the best-selling replica jersey worldwide.

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Lionel Messi | Lifestyle 

As obvious as it is, Lionel Messi, leads a lavish life, and with $400 million net worth, who wouldn’t? Furthermore, Times Magazine tagged the Argentine as the world’s most influential people in 2011 and 2012.

Furthermore, his life has been portrayed in a documentary made by filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia. Well, it was first premiered at the 2014 Venice Film Festival.

As an accomplished athlete, Messi takes extra care of his body. In fact, he follows a strict diet and gym workout routine. 

In brief, his workout routine compromises the pillar bridge-front, lunges, hamstring stretches, and pillar skips. Additionally, he also does hurdle hop, split squats, drills, and squats. 

Following his diet, Messi indulges in olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetables with loads of water. 

Likewise, Messi loves roasted chicken with rooted vegetables. Above all, he states being hydrated to be the key factor in his life.

Houses

Messi has an authentic taste in houses, and thus, he owns quite many of his own. Born and raised in Rosario, Argentina, he comes from a middle-class background.

However, his success in his career has led Messi to a worthy life today. Let’s take a glance at his houses.

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Mansion in Bellamar, Barcelona

Messi’s mansion in the suburb of Castelldefels, Barcelona, dates back to 2009. As a matter of fact, the area is quite expensive which features houses ranging from £4.5 million and more. 

As for Messi, he bought an old house for €1.5 million and later renovated it to his taste. Altogether, his renovation cost was around €6 million. 

Messi's house in Bellamar, Barcelona
Messi’s house in Bellamar, Barcelona

Apparently, the surrounding also breathes luxurious air enclosed by expensive villas and mansions. Indeed, it has become the most exclusive neighborhood in Catalonia.

Furthermore, the area is not far from Camp Nou Football Stadium thus, giving easy access to gameplay. Besides, his house provides stunning views of the Catalan hills and the Mediterranean coasts.

The finely tuned villa also features a big swimming pool, a small football pitch, and a small playground. 

Likewise, Messi has decorated the interior looks complementing the Mediterranean style, with light walls and wooden light walnut-colored furniture. Mostly adorned in dark brown and beige, it has many sofas in the area.

Of course, the sofa is also colored dark grey and dark brown. It has a stunning terrace perfect for barbecue nights and outdoor dining on the top of the house.

Not to mention, it also includes an indoor gym for training and workout. 

House News

Back in 2013, it was reported that Messi bought all the rooms of his neighbor’s house so he could be alone. To elaborate, his neighbor was struggling with money, and thus, they rented out rooms.

However, the new tenants couldn’t be any less noisy with their loud talks and music. Due to this apparent reason, Messi first tried to make a wall between them which the neighbor denied.

Therewith, Messi bought all of his rooms so he could have peace. And that’s now what we call a luxurious solution to the problem, indeed. 

Similarly, back then, Messi was also a hit when Barcelona El Prat’s airport was in the talk for expansion. As we all know, Messi has made a rule that no airplanes can fly over his house.

Also, the airport is just 10 km away from his house, and thus, the Vueling airline’s president Javier Sanchez-Prieto was in charge of it.

During it, he had suggested expanding the airport through the suburbs of Gava and Castelldefels. But he couldn’t do so because of the rule Messi has set.

Today, the area has been titled as an area of environmental restrictions. Also, he later stated it might have happened due to the influence of Messi.

“This doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world.”-Vueling airline’s president Javier Sanchez-Prieto.

Altogether, he had to apologize for the statement he had made, and to date, Messi has never talked about it.

House in Rosario

Messi is a native of Rosario and has many childhood bittersweet memories attached to the place. According to the sources, he also owns a riverfront house there.

Although many details aren’t enclosed about that house, it is reported that most of his family members reside there.

Additionally, Messi is often there during his holidays and football off-season to spend some time with his family.

Apartment in Miami, Florida 

Back in 2019, Messi bought a $5 million condo residence on a Porsche Design Tower. Well, the tower was completed in 2017 and is located on the Sunny Isles beachfront in Miami.

Right after its completion, it was promoted by a German supercar manufacturer.

To illustrate, the tower boasts of three car lifts, allowing one to park the car on the same level as theirs. 

Messi's apartment in Miami, Florida
Messi’s apartment in Miami, Florida

Also, they have a glass-enclosed garage which works as decor. 

Talking about its interior, it is completely themed with white color while contrasting with black steel windows and door frames.

Additionally, it features smoked windows with marbled furnish.

Altogether, the duplex compromises two bedrooms, five baths, and a huge living room. To elaborate, the living room is opened to the ceiling of the second floor.

Furthermore, the living room consists of abundant glasses which provide detailed beach views and plenty of sunlight. 

Roundhouse Plan 

Since 2013, the talks about Messi’s One-Zero Eco House, also known as Roundhouse, have never subsided. Many believe that the athlete is going to build such a house. 

However, the rumors are false, and to start, and he had never given such an idea to fruition.

As far as the news goes, an architectural engineer propounded the design, hoping that Messi would like it.

Roundhouse design
Roundhouse design

Well, let’s have a quick look at it. As the name suggests, this roundhouse is supposed to be as round as a football.

Also, the name one-zero suggests Messi’s famous t-shirt number 10.

From the birds-eye view, the roof of the house is half mirrored glass and half green grass.

Furthermore, the roof is divided into a hexagonal shape depicting a football, and right beside the house is a swimming pool.

Overall, it is a concept of an eco-friendly house. Not to mention, Messi’s father, Jorge Messi, has denied the information completely. 

“I totally deny the information. Neither my son nor I have contacted that man; we do not even know who he is. And we do not want to make any home.”

Cars

It’s no surprise that Messi has a huge car collection and has an avid love for them. Also, his collection is iconic and has been highlighted below.

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Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti 

Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti is the most expensive in Messi’s collection as he purchased it for $30 million. 

The car flaunts a V12 engine and a top speed of 300km/h.

Audi cars 

Audio cars are the sponsor for the club Barcelona and many players of the club can be seen with it. As for Messi, he also owns its various forms.

Messi with his Audi
Messi with his Audi

Well, Messi has bought Audi RS6 for around $108,000, Audi A7 for around $69,200, and Audi Q7 for around $54,590.

Pagani Zonda Tricolore 

Often labeled as one of the fastest cars globally, Messi owns a Pagani Zonda Tricolore, which cost him $2 million. 

Furthermore, the car boasts of 7.3L V12 engine with six-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes SLS AMG

Messi bought this Mercedes SLS AMG for around $642,490. This car has a DOHC V8 engine and provides a classy and sporty look.

Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale

MC Stradale is one of the many Gran Turismo cars he owns, and he reportedly bought it for $242,100. 

Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale
Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale

In detail, the car includes a robotized manual transmission and has a 4.7-liter V8 engine.

Ferrari F430 Spyder

Much like a 4.3L Ferrari F136 E V8 engine, it has a horsepower of 503hp, and Messi bought the car for $164,490.

Range Rover

Certainly among the most expensive SUVs in the world, Messi owns Range Rover Vogue that he bought for around $200,000. Additionally, he has Range Rover Sport that costs around $69,500.

Cadillac Escalade

As per the source, Messi purchased a Cadillac Escalade for $75,195, which has space for eight passengers at a time.

In the meantime, Messi also owns a Lexus RX 450h that is expected to cost around $46,800.

Mini Cooper S Cabriolet

Messi also owns a Mini Cooper powered by a 189-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter. Additionally, it has two-door agility with standard six-speed manual transmission. Altogether, it costs around $30,900.

Messi and his early love for automobiles
Messi and his early love for automobiles

Toyota Prius

Indeed, this is one of the most ordinary cars that Messi owns. Apparently, it’s the base price starts at $24,200.

Lexus RX

Not to mention, he has a Lexus RX powered by a 295-hp V-6, whose pricing starts at $45,070. Also, it consists of a front-wheel-drive system.

Lexus LX570

Messi owns a Lexus LX570, which portrays a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that produces 383 horsepower. Also, it costs around $86,580.

Pet Dog

Apart from his luxurious items, Messi has a powerful and stunning pet dog named Hulk or Senor Hulk.

The dog is Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as a Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff. Bordeaux Mastiff is the pet dog best known for its impeccable size and strength.

Simply, they are mostly guarding dogs for protection, and often they have large heads. Likewise, Messi’s dog has short hair of reddish-brown color.

Of course, Messi never misses a chance ever to share pictures of Hulk on his social media platforms. Before Hulk, Messi had a pet named Tony.

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Cougar

As an extra fun fact, there is a pet cougar owned by the Russian couple Alexandr and Mariya Dmitriev that goes by the name Messi.

In fact, the name was inspired by the athlete Lionel Messi himself. To illustrate, the cougar is of the breed, Puma Concolor born in a zoo in Saransk, Russia.

Even as a pet, he has his social media platforms and is an internet celebrity. 

Charity and Help

As much as his work as a player, Messi is also a huge philanthropist. There have been numerous charitable works he has done that go beyond records. 

Among all his works, most of such work is done through his Leo Messi Foundation. This foundation was created in 2007 by Messi himself, which aims to help teenagers and children at high risk.

Apart from this, it also commits to the sector of health, education, and sports. Some of the notable works through this foundation and apart from the foundation are discussed in brief.

Starting with the very recent work, during the global pandemic, Messi contributed €1 million ($1.1m/£870k) to be split between Hospital Clinic in Catalunya and another health center in Argentina.

At the same time, Messi made sure that the health workers were paid fully on time.

Back in 2019, he also donated €200,000 (£175,000/$218,000) for Kenya through UNICEF to provide free food and water.

Furthermore, he has been working on the project “No Child With Leukaemia” alongside the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation.

Most importantly, Messi is Unicef Goodwill Ambassador since 2010. Therefore, he has been indulged in several campaigns.

Glancing back, Messi also looked after Rosario youth team Sarmiento’s funding for two years back in 2012 to 2014. In the meantime, he had also funded Newell’s Old Boys and even constructed their gym.

In March 2013, a gold statue of his left foot that weighed 25 kg (55 lb) was on sale in Japan.

As per the reports, the very statue was sold for $5.25 million, which funded the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami victims.

Brief Glance on Lionel Messi 

Messi, often known as “Leo,” is a global icon and a prolific goalscorer. Although he is of smaller built and body, Messi portrays a great deal of technical ability.

As a versatile player, Messi is good with his dribbling skills, on the defensive line, in a free attacking role, and even as a center-forward.

Advancing deeper into his late career, he has developed himself more as a playmaker and a passer.

With his impeccable talent, Messi is more devoted to the frontline. Additionally, he is well known as the greatest player Argentina had produced since Maradona.

Throughout his journey as a player, Messi has only played for Barcelona. He has bagged ten La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey titles, and four UEFA Champions Leagues during the tenure.

Up until now, he has garnered 750 senior career goals. 

Back in his early days, during the 2008-09 season, Messi claimed the first treble in Spanish football. Later in the 2011-12 season, he became Barcelona’s all-time top scorer.

At the same tenure, Messi also appeared as the Time’s 100 most influential people in the world. Not to mention, he is also the first team sport athlete to win the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

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Social Media Presence:

The fact; Messi is globally recognized just by his single name. According to Repucom’s 2014 survey in sports, Messi is the second most recognized athlete after Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Also, as one of the most liked players, Messi has a massive fan following even on his social media platforms. Indeed, the Argentine is one of the greatest athletes with an instant fan following.

Instagram: 204 million Followers 

Facebook: 101 million Followers

However, Messi is not on Twitter, and all the Twitter accounts are fan-based. Thus, you can check out his fandom Twitter account by Leo Messi 10 (@WeAreMessi), with 552k followers.

Back in 2013, one of Messi’s videos alongside Kobe Bryant during the Turkish Airlines advertisement was way too viral.

It was simply the selfie competition video that went viral on YouTube the same year of its release. Well, it was also named as the best advertisement of the 2005-2015 decade.

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Few fun facts about Lionel Messi

  • As a child, Messi was diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency which stopped his growth at 11. His family couldn’t afford the treatment fees; this, Barcelona later paid for his treatment.
  • He has a dual passport for Spain and Argentina. Also, he was called to play for the Spanish National Team; however, he rejected the offer. 
  • Messi’s foremost contract with Barcelona was in a napkin note as it was the nearest piece of paper they found at that time.

Quotes

  • “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” 
  • “The best decisions aren’t made with your mind but with your instinct.” 
  • “A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.”

Some FAQs:

Who is Lionel Messi’s agent?

Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes, better known simply as Jorge Mendes, is the agent of Lionel Messi.

What is Lionel Messi’s market value?

According to the TransferMarkt website, Lionel Messi’s current market value is €80.00m. His highest market value is €180.00m.

Did Messi go to school?

Yes, Messi did attend school. Well, he completed his elementary phase in Las Heras. As for his high school, he dropped out in the middle to play football.

Where is Lionel Messi playing now?

Lionel Messi currently plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and also captains the Argentina national team.

Why did Lionel Messi leave Barcelona?

Lionel Messi left Barcelona due to financial and structural obstacles in the renewal of his contract.  Messi claimed that he wanted to stay at the Barcelona club and had even accepted a 50 percent salary cut to renew the contract. But sadly, Barcelona couldn’t even afford a cut-price.

How much is Lionel Messi new contract worth?

According to reports, Lionel Messi’s two-year new contract with Paris Saint-Germain gives him a $41 million annual salary, including bonuses. 

Which is Lionel Messi’s first match in PSG?

Lionel Messi made his debut for PSG on August 29, 2021, with a 2-0 win over Reims. It was the first club game of his career for the other team since his move from Barcelona.

What is Lionel Messi PSG jersey number?

Lionel Messi PSG jersey number is #30. It is the number that he wore at Barcelona club when he first broke into the senior team in the 2004-2005 season.

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