Neymar is a sensational Brazilian soccer player, often titled as one of the best in the world. He currently plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Being one of the most famous athletes on the planet, Neymar’s net worth is a staggering $200 million as of November 2023.
This extraordinary amount of cash can be attributed to his time at Santos FC, Barcelona. Nonetheless, it isn’t surprising Neymar has a large payroll even at PSG.
Barcelona sold Neymar for a whopping $275 million, which broke all the transfer records and, even at present, remains the highest transfer sum in any club’s history.
The talented Brazilian is quite adept at creating amazing plays being a technical leader and a dribbling genius.
Despite failing to initially showcase his true potential at PSG, he has somehow helped the club to reach the Champions League final in the summer of 2020.
The soccer player is no stranger to parties and glamour and has the habit of taking it to the next level. His 31st birthday celebration on the 5th of February, 2023, was no exception.
However, many of his neighbors weren’t happy; they reported him to the police, and the local mayor even threatened him with legal action if he didn’t be on his best behavior.
|Full Name||Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior|
|Birth Date||February 5, 1992|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Ethnicity||Mixed ( African, Portugese)|
|Father’s Name||Neymar Santos Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Nadine da Silva|
|Height||5 ft 9 inches (1.75 m)|
|Weight||64 kg (141.09 lbs)|
|Body Measurement||Chest: 38 inches
Waist: 13.5 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
|Children||Davi Lucca (From Ex-Carolina Dantas)|
|Net Worth||$200 Million|
|Teams||Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil National Football Team|
|Jersey number||Number 10 ( Paris Saint-Germain F/C)
Number 10 (Brazil National Football Team)
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube|
|Merch||Signed Jersey, Signed Card|
|Last Update||November 2023|
Early Life & Parents
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, professionally known as Neymar, was born on February 5, 1992, in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil.
He was raised by his father, Neymar Santos Sr., and his mother, Nadine da Silva. Since childhood, he was heavily influenced by his soccer-playing father, which made him a fan of the sport.
Neymar honed his skills by combining the skills required in futsal and street soccer. As a result, he became exceptionally agile with amazing dribbling skills and surprising moves.
Since his father couldn’t establish himself as a more prominent player, it rested on Neymar to be the family’s sole bread-winner.
After moving to Sao Vicente in 2003, the youth side of Portuguesa Santista recruited him, and the year after that, Santos FC signed him.
Being a young prodigy, Neymar started earning the right amount of money, and the family was able to purchase its first property at Vila Belmiro.
In fact, he was earning 10,000 reais per month at 15 years old. With sponsorship deals and consistency, the Brazilian started pocketing a hefty $125K by 17.
Salary, Contracts, & Net Worth
However, some fans may argue that this fact may be fallacious and unlikely as Neymar isn’t particularly close in talents in comparison with the G.O.A.T.
Well, most would say that Neymar isn’t worth a hundred million, but that didn’t stop PSG from swooping in and snatching him away from Barcelona by splashing a humungous sum of $275 million.
At present times talent has little to do with how much you earn since most footballers are simply ripping off their clubs by not contributing their worth, but we cannot say this about Neymar.
Undoubtedly, the Brazilian is talented, which was identified by the clubs.
Playing for Santos FC in Brazil, nobody, not even Neymar, would’ve thought in 2023 he would amass an outstanding $200 million net worth.
How did he do it? Where does he get this money from? Surely football isn’t the sole reason, right? Yes, indeed, dear readers. After finding success in the youth teams, Neymar received a bump in salary.
Many major European clubs were eyeing his move. However, contract extension and even lucrative temptation couldn’t seize Neymar away from Santos.
In 2011, the Brazilian was earning $20.4 million per year at Santos FC. The amount was something any European club would be paying their average players.
However, Neymar was keen on improving himself and wanted to establish fame, as countless opportunities were waiting for him.
Had he stayed at Santos FC, he would probably overtake Pele. Either way, when Barcelona came knocking again, he didn’t turn them away.
Journey To Barcelona & PSG
The Brazilian winger decided to depart for the Spanish club Barcelona on 3 June 2013, signing a 5-year contract.
The financial details are under the rug, and no sources have disclosed the transaction amount. After playing a high few seasons for Barcelona, Neymar had a market value of $238 million.
The Ligue 1 club PSG, regardless of the price, jumped for Neymar, and that would mean a record for the transfer history. By the end of his three years contract, the Brazilian will earn about $174.89 million.
At present, the player ranks as one of the best left-wingers in the world.
Endorsements & Investments
Sources report that Neymar makes an impressive $70 million a year. However, the Brazilian only earns 70% from his salary, whereas the rest comes from endorsement deals.
Even when he was at Santos, he was earning a decent income from endorsement, which later peaked at Barcelona and now PSG.
As such, Neymar makes a proper $25 million from endorsement deals. Whether you like him or not, he is one of the most marketable athletes in the world.
The PSG winger is primarily earning a large sum every minute from several advertisements and commercials.
Global sponsors like Nike, Red Bull, Gillette, McDonald’s, and Beats by Dr. Dre have been endorsed by Neymar.
It is a great PR for the companies, and part of the endorsement profit goes directly into the Brazilian’s pocket.
Neymar had custom Air Jordan cleats called ‘Nike NJR X Jordan Hypervenom’ that came out in 2016.
However, in 2020, the player switched from Nike to Puma (a deal worth around $24 million a year), ending his $210 million contract eight years earlier.
Later on, it was revealed that the contract was ended due to alleged sexual assault claims by one of Nike’s employe, but Neymar denied the allegation.
Apart from being one of the highest-paid soccer players globally, the Brazilian is equally kind at heart.
No matter what people have to say about Neymar, people cannot unsee his humanitarian works. Coming from a poor background, the winger hasn’t forgotten his roots.
Riled up in controversy, fans easily forget that Neymar gives back to society as well; however, the Brazilian remembers to pay it forward.
Children and aspiring youths look up to him as a soccer player and also for his noble acts.
Neymar volunteered to help a second-tier struggling Turkish club called Vanspor. The club conducted a lottery event to relieve some financial burden; the winger bought out 5000 tickets for $19,700.
Moreover, Neymar is a Christian and is seen donating 10% of his income to a Church based in Rio de Janeiro. His belief in God enabled him to reach out and support people living in deprivation.
In his free time, the soccer player works alongside many organizations such as Global Goals, Quicksilver Foundation, and UNICEF.
Likewise, Neymar founded a non-profit, “Instituto Projecto Neymar Jr.” (I.N.J.R.), that cares for underprivileged children.
With the foundation, the athlete teamed up with PayPal and conducted an event to distribute water and free water filters.
Furthermore, the PSG star teamed up with many players to sell their signed jerseys inorder to raise relief funds for the massive earthquake in Turkey on February 6, 2023.
Lifestyle, Cars, & Houses
In particular, we don’t have to say much about the lifestyle of a person who is worth $200 million and gets paid over $70 million annually.
But we are here to disperse your queries. Let’s begin. Life is preferably at ease for the PSG star as he gets to relish in countless mansions he purchases or rents.
Paris, Barcelona, Rio, and Beverly Hills are a few of the places he has properties. In 2012, Neymar purchased a triplex worth around $750K.
Later that year, he bought a mansion for about $2 million in a gated community. Similarly, the Brazilian owns a $150K apartment and a million-dollar penthouse that he gifted to his ex-girlfriend.
And all this happened within two years. So, it seems that Neymar’s net worth was put to good use.
In October 2016, the PSG star managed to buy a large mansion standing on 6,000 sq meters located in Portobelo’s luxurious community, an hour away from downtown Rio de Janeiro.
The house is complete with six suites, a swimming pool, a gym, a tennis court, a private pier, a helipad, and, surprisingly, a subterranean cave.
Cave? Maybe he is playing Batman as a side-hustle.
Well, moving on, when Neymar moved to Barcelona, he had to accommodate in a much tighter space than his previous one.
The compound occupied a 500-meter square of living space built on a 1,000 sq meter plot of land. Contrarily, the residence had a rent of $21K per month.
Thereafter, the Brazilian switched to a neighborhood in Castelldefels, which featured a garden that was more extensive than his previous accommodation.
Additionally, Neymar vacationed in a Palatial mansion built in the neighborhood of Beverly Hills, rented out for $9,000 per night.
Air BnB assisted the winger in finding a suitable deal for the lavish residence, complete with a tennis court, a swimming pool, a home theatre, a gym, and a private wine cellar.
Upon his transfer to Paris, the Parc de Prince star rented a five-story mansion in Bougival with a 5,000 sq meter lawn, a giant basement pool, a Turkish bath, and many balconies.
The rent cost him $17K monthly, but he eventually had to vacate and move to an unknown location due to safety concerns.
Above all, Neymar’s car collection is even more stunning.
To begin with, he has a Porsche Panamera Turbo worth around $500K, a Volkswagen Tarag bought for $67K, and an Audi R8 G.T. that has a market value of $200K.
The Brazilian owns Ferrari 458 Italia, Audi Q7, Audi R8 Spyder, and a rare Maserati MC-12.
Moreover, it would be surprising if this global superstar didn’t own a private yacht.
In 2012, the left-winger purchased a yacht worth $4 million with 3 bedrooms, which he ditched for a 78-foot, four-suite yacht that cost him $8 million. In addition, the ship costs him a yearly $120K just for maintenance.
Accordingly, the highest-paid soccer player didn’t spare any expense and bought a $4.6 million private jet that could seat six persons with his initials, N.J.R., painted on its tail.
Subsequently, Neymar upgraded to a 12-seater plane costing him around $8 million. Also, we can’t miss his prized possession; three golden retrievers, Poker, Truco, and Flush.
Social Media Presence
The soccer star is quiet popular on social media as he isn’t shy to post about his personal life. If you’re a big Neymar fan, do follow his social media to know him on a personal level.
Instagram: 204M Followers
Twitter: 61.6M Followers
Facebook: 90M Followers
Youtube: 3.82M Subscribers
Being a famous athlete, Neymar has been the subject of interest for millions of fans. He was searched for the most during the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The graph shows his search trend for 12 months.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
At what age did Neymar join Barcelona?
Neymar made his professional debut on June 2013, when he was just 21 years old.
Has Neymar recovered from the injury?
On February 1, 2023, it was revealed that Neymar would not play against Montpellier due to muscle fatigue. However, the player has healed and is back on the training ground.
What haircut does Neymar have?
Neymar haircut and style change regularly. Previously he had a Flaming Mohawk haircut, but right now, he has kept his hair short.
Who is Neymar's best friend?
According to sources, Gustavo Almeida is Neymar's best friend. Almeida was Neymar's teammate on their childhood futsal team, but he retired from playing in 2014 when he was asked to move to Barcelona by Neymar. Since then, Gustavo has been employed by one of Neymar's family companies.
Does Neymar speak English?
Yes, Neymar can speak English, but he is not fluent in the language. He speaks English to communicate with his teammates.
What is Neymar's biggest achievement?
Neymar has received numerous achievements since his professional debut. However, his biggest achievement as a soccer player should be his haul of 39 goals during the 2014-15 season.
How many trophies has Neymar won in total?
To date, the talented soccer player has won a total of 25 trophies for both club and country, as per Goal.com.