|Date of Birth:
|June 24, 1987 (36 years old)
|5 ft 6 in (1.69 m)
Lionel Messi is an Argentinian-born professional soccer player who has a net worth of $600 million. The majority of his net worth is earned from being a winger and striker for Barcelona FC and being one of the highest-paid athletes in the world overall.
During his stay with the team, he scored 672 goals in 778 games. It was announced that on the 10th of August 2021 Messi will move from his initial team Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. He sometimes plays for the National Team Argentina.
Messi earns an average base annual salary of $168 million due to an earth-shaking 2017 contract with Barcelona. He also earns over $40 million yearly from endorsements, the contract he was making around $200 million per year.
Messi started seeking contracts from other teams on 5th August 5, 2020, when Barcelona announced their inability to re-sign Messi. later, after five days it was announced he had signed with Paris Saint-Germain. The contract is to last for three years with a pay of $75 million per year as salary.
Due to league rules, which forbade Messi from accepting a 50% pay cut to stay with Barcelona, he reportedly was willing to accept a 50% pay cut to stay with Barcelona, Even at This pay cut, from Barcelona’s salaries, it would have equated to 110% of club revenue when league rules require that should be 70% number.
Messi was birthed in Rosario, Argentina on 24 June 1987. His father Jorge Horacio Messi was a steelworker in a factory and Celia Maria Cuccittini works a part-time job as a cleaner. He has a sister, named Maria Sol, and two elder brothers, Matias and Rodrigo. They all usually play soccer alongside their cousins Emanuel Biancucchi and Maximiliano both of them went on to become professional soccer players too. When Messi was six, he joined the Rosario soccer club and played for Newell’s Old Boys.
Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo got married in Rosario in June 2017 after knowing each other since they were five years old. The couple is blessed with three children: Thiago, Matero, and Ciro.
Messi is still in a close relationship with his family members, especially his mother. He tattooed his mum’s face on his left shoulder. He runs his professional affairs mostly as a family business. Since age 14, his father has been his agent and his older brother Rodrigo handles his publicity is handled by his older brother Rodrigo.
Lionel Messi made his league debut against RCD Espanyol and became the third position as the youngest player ever to play and score for FC Barcelona at the age of 17. During the 2005-2006 season, Messi was paid as a first-team member and also became a citizen of Spanish.
During Messi’s first match he received a standing ovation after scoring alongside superstar Ronaldinho. He also made his debut in the First Division league in Spanish. He scored one goal in six for the Champions League Out of his seventeen League appearances.
Messi became the youngest Argentine to play and score in the FIFA World Cup later in 2006.
Lionel Messi’s Salary and Contracts
In 2017 he signed a contract with Barcelona for $168 million as his salary. In January 2021, his contract numbers were concealed for many years but a publication from a spanished-based newspaper El Mundo leaked the contract details. Under a previously done contract, his salary was $44.68 million yearly.
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain in August 2021, also allows him to earn additional bonuses based on achievements and a cut in sales of jerseys. His original contract is a two-year deal that works roughly $40 million after taxes.
Leo Messi Foundation is a charity organization founded by Messi in 2007 with the main of giving out opportunities for underprivileged children regarding education and health care. With the help of Herbalife, his foundation helps to pay for medical treatment, recuperation for children, and pay for transportation for those diagnosed with major medical problems.
Following a visit to a Boston children’s hospital, he had an experience that deeply changed him. Messi is an ambassador of Goodwill for UNICEF ever since March 2010. He undergo a field mission for UNICEF and traveled to Haiti for public awareness of the plight of the country’s children following the recent earthquake.
Messi paid $2 million for Parables a house in a Barcelona neighborhood in 2009. He spent millions on renovations and upgrades and renovations. The house is estimated at $7 – $10 million worth today.
In November 2019, Lionel paid $5 million for a condo in Miami.
In April 2021 he paid for an entire ninth floor of a different building in Miami at $7.3 million.
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