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What makes FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi the richest footballer of 2020

Lionel Messi, one of the most popular footballers in the world and certainly the favourite of FC Barcelona fans, has one more reason to celebrate. He has topped Forbes’ list of World’s Highest-Paid Soccer Players of 2020.
This has made the Argentine athlete only the second player in history, after Cristiano Ronaldo, to reach $1 billion in pre-tax earnings. His total earnings have been $126 million, of which $92 million was his salary and he made $34 million from endorsements.

 

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The 33-year-old striker endorses brands like Adidas, Pepsi, Gatorade, Huawei, Mastercard, Budweiser, OrCam Technologies (AI-driven computer vision to make visually impaired people independent).

 

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The six-time Ballon d’Or winner owns Audi RS6, Q7 and A7; Pagani Zonda Tricolore; Mercedes SLS AMG; Ferrari F430 Spyder and 335 S Spider Scaglietti; Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale; Land Rover Range Rover Sport; Range Rover Vogue and Cadillac Escalade.
Audi RS6. Photo courtesy: Audi
Audi RS6. Photo courtesy: Audi
He also owns a hotel in the coastal town of Sitges (Spain), which he bought for a whopping £26million!

 

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Named MiM Sitges, the hotel is just 100 metres away from the sea and is extremely popular for its rooftop Sky Bar, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and Sitges.

 

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His mansion, which is a swanky property in Castelldefels, Barcelona, is a no-fly zone!

 

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It homes a small football pitch, playground, swimming pool and an indoor gym. The property looks over the Balearic Sea.

 

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He lives here with his wife and three kids.

 

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