- New PSG star Lionel Messi will make more than $100 million a year, including $75 million in wages, Forbes reports.
- Messi makes $33 million a year in endorsements including Adidas, Gatorade and Pepsi, Forbes adds.
- The Argentine has made $1.2 billion across his career and is consistently ranked as the best-paid athlete in sports.
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Forbes reports the Argentine will make $75 million in wages alone. It is unclear if this is a pre- or post-tax figure, as other reports have said Messi’s take home pay will be roughly $35 million per year.
Messi is also due a cut of cut of jersey sales, Forbes says.
Although it isn’t known how many Messi uniforms PSG will sell, when Cristiano Ronaldo moved to Italian side Juventus in 2018, the club sold $61 million worth of his jerseys in 24 hours.
Messi is one of the richest athletes in the history of sports, and is one of only a handful of players to make over $1 billion while still playing, alongside the likes of Tiger Woods and LeBron James. To date, he has earned $1.2 billion, Forbes reports.
As well as his PSG salary, Forbes reports that Messi makes more than $30 million in endorsements including lucrative deals with Adidas, Gatorade and Pepsi.
Read on to see all of Messi’s many endorsement deals.
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