Lionel Messi is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time and has achieved quite a lot in his career so far both on and off the pitch.
The Argentine forward has produced many memorable moments over the years for Barcelona, Argentina and now Paris Saint-Germain.
Back in December, the forward helped his country win their first World Cup since 1986. The win in Qatar is arguably Messi’s finest achievement yet.
Throughout his career so far, Messi has won seven Ballon d’Or titles, four Champions League trophies with Barcelona and much more in what has been an incredible career for one of the best in the world.
But what is his net worth? And how much has he earned throughout his career so far? Sportsmail provides all the answers down below.
Lionel Messi helped Argentina win the World Cup back in December in Qatar
Messi has enjoyed a great career so far which includes seven Ballon d’Ors and a World Cup
What is his net worth?
As of June 2022, Forbes have reported that Messi has a net worth of £105million ($130m)
Forbes also ranked the World Cup winner as the highest earner in terms of athletes last year. Reportedly, the forward earned £60m ($75m) on the pitch as well as £44m ($55m) off the pitch.
Off the pitch, Messi has a large following on social media. He has over 445m followers on Instagram, making him the third most-followed account on the social media platform.
Messi has a real eye for the property industry and has properties in Barcelona, Miami, Paris and hometown Rosario.
His mansion in Barcelona was just 12 miles away from Camp Nou and was valued at £5.5m.
It had an indoor gym, swimming pool, football pitch and a playground for his three children.
It has been reported that the forward is currently renting an abode in Neuilly Sur Seine in Paris for £18,000 per month.
Lionel Messi has become an iconic figure on and off the pitch over the years
Lionel Messi forked out £3m to build a new mansion in his home city of Rosario in Argentina
The Fortress is said to contain a cinema, gym and underground garage with space for 15 cars
But the Ballon d’Or legend and his family could move there permanently when he retires
What are his career earnings?
After making his professional debut for Barcelona in 2004, the Spanish side soon realised that they had a star on their hands. A year later, the club were able to tie him down to a new deal until 2010 – inserting a €150m release clause.
After spending over two decades with the Spanish club, it has been reported that the forward landed a combined total salary in the region of 654m ($875m).
After failing to agree a new deal with Barcelona, Messi put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Parc des Princes worth £35m a season.
Messi’s existing deal runs out this summer with an option for a further year. He has recently told Argentina teammates he wants to stay at PSG and head to the Major League Soccer later in his career.
However, it has been reported that PSG are considering not renewing his huge contract as the club aim to cut costs to avoid more FFP sanctions.
According to Forbes, the Argentina international has earned £929.9m ($1.15 billion) on and off the pitch throughout his career.
After two decades at Barcelona it was reported that Messi landed a total salary of around 654m
Lionel Messi joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2021 worth £35m a season
Sponsorship deals and business
With Messi being one of the most famous athletes of all time, the forward is going to have his fair share of endorsement deals.
The brands that Messi endorses include Budweiser, Gatorade, Konami, PUBG MOBILE, Pepsi and Mastercard.
Messi also has a highly lucrative deal with Adidas. After signing his first contract with the company in 2006, he has since been the face of the brand. In 2017, he signed a lifetime contract. That contract would see him make around £20m (£25m) a year, as per Business Insider.
Lionel Messi signed a lifetime contract with popular brand Adidas back in 2017
Messi also has major endorsements with the likes of Budweiser, Gatorade and Pepsi
Back in November, Messi became the global brand ambassador of Indian edtech company Byju’s.
The World Cup winner has also made a name for himself in the business industry. He is the owner of the Messi Store – which is a clothing line he launched in 2019.
Messi is also a big fan of the hotel industry. The forward became the owner of the hotel chain, MiM Hotels, in 2017.
When Messi does decide to call it a career, the Argentine may look to continue his business adventure in the hotel industry.