Quick Facts of

  • First NameLionel
  • Last NameMessi
  • Date of Birth27 September, 2023
  • Net Worth$ 600 million
  • CareerPlayer
  • Age35 Years
  • Height5 Feet 7 inches
  • WifeAntonella Roccuzzo

How Much Is Lionel Messi’s Net Worth? 

Superstar footballer Lionel Messi has a net worth of around $600 million as of August 2022. He is considered by many as one of the greatest if not the greatest player in football history and not to forget richest. He started his career back in 1994 with Newell’s Old Boys when he was just 7 years old. After this, he joined Barcelona and has played over 15 seasons for Barcelona. 

Although small in size the “Atomic Flea” there is no shortcoming in Leo Messi’s skill as a footballer. Over the course of over 15 seasons, he has earned millions of dollars from his club salary, brand endorsements and ­­­­­­­­contract signings.

Net Worth Details: Income Sources, Salary, And Earnings

Lionel Messi is worth $600 million as of August 2022. His club salary and contracts have contributed to the bulk of his net worth. 

In fact he is also the highest paid football players in the world in 2019. Before this, Cristiano Ronaldo took the highest earner spot with earning around $93 million. According to Forbes, he earned $127 million in 2018-2019 alone.

His annual salary from Barcelona after taxes mark around $33,170,000. In addition to this, his projected earnings of 2022 are over $150 Million.

Messi’s earnings over the years, broken down into sources of earnings are given in the table below.

Earnings In 2018

$59,600,000Signing Bonus

Similarly, the earnings of the star from various sources in other years are given below.

2017$33,170,000Salary (After Tax)
2017$835,000,000Contract Earnings That
2017$53,000,000Sum Of Win Bonuses And Salary
2016$10,000,000Earnings From Adidas Deal
2016$39,660,000Salary From Barcelona
2016$26,000,000Total Earnings From Endorsement Deals
2016$51,000,000Sum Of Win Bonuses And Salary
2015$22,480,000Salary From Barcelona  (Base)
2015$22,000,000Total Earnings From Endorsement Deals
2015$48,500,000Sum Of Win Bonuses And Salary (2014-2015)
2014$41,700,000Sum Of Win Bonuses And Salary (June 2014)
2014$23,000,000Earnings From Sponsorships
2014$27,000,000Bae Salary From Barcelona
2013$42,000,000Sum Of Win Bonuses And Salary
2013$15,190,000Base Salary From Barcelona
2013$25,000,000Total Earnings From Endorsement Deals
2012$20,000,000Sum Of Win Bonuses And Salary
2012$19,000,000Total Earnings From Endorsement Deals
2011$14,030,000Salary From Barcelona
2010$14,030,000Salary From Barcelona
2009$14,030,000Salary From Barcelona
2008$9,120,000Base Salary Received From Barcelona
2007$5,610,000Base Salary Received From Barcelona
2006$2,810,000Base Salary Received From Barcelona
2004$11,690Per Week Salary From Barcelona

Total Yearly Earnings

Messi’s huge total annual income including all of his endorsement deals, image rights income and salary separated by year is in the table below.

2018$111 Million
2017$80 Million
2016$77 Million
2015$70.5 Million
2014$65 Million
2012$40.3 Million
2011$32 Million

Contracts: Lifetime Contract With Barcelona, Buy-Out Fee, Buy-Out Clause, Signing Bonus

His first contract was on a tissue paper when he was just 13 years old and it was made urgently as even when he was that young people could already see his potential.

In 2019, Barcelona offered Lionel Messi a lifetime contract that offered him $33 million per year salary until the 2020-2021 season. The club and Messi are yet to confirm if he has signed the contract or not.

Before this, he signed another contract with Barcelona in 2017 that out his buyout fee at $835 million. He was paid a $59.6 million signing bonus for the contract. Similarly, his buyout clause before this contract was $357 million.

Earnings From Endorsement Deals And Sponsorships

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the most popular footballer of his generation alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. His popularity has landed him a plethora of endorsement deals and sponsorships.

In fact, he has numerous deals with brands like PepsiCo, Herbalife, EA Sports, Cherry, Audemars Piguet, Dolce & Gabanna, Scalp-D, etc.

Among these, he is more involved with Adidas and Pepsi. His official signature set of football cleats, the Nemeziz is made by Adidas too. The company has paid him huge amounts of money for his advertisement services all over the years.

In 2016 alone, he was paid $10,000,000 by Adidas for an endorsement deal. The following table is a list of his earnings from sponsorship and endorsements.

Adidas, Gatorade, Pepsi and Huawei, etc.$27,000,0002018
Various Brands$27,000,0002017
Various Brands$26,000,0002016
Brands Including Adidas$22,000,0002015
PepsiCo , Herbalife, EA Sports, Cherry, Audemars Piguet, Dolce & Gabanna , Scalp-D, etc.$23,000,0002013
Various Brands$19,000,0002012

Assets, Houses, Cars, Expenses, Private Jet, Pets,

A $400 million net worth has helped Messi acquire incredibly expensive assets in some serene locations. He has a house in Barcelona, Spain that is made in an incredible design. 

The house is shaped like a football and has all the modern features that anyone would ever require all while being eco-friendly. The cost of this house that he built is around $7.5 million.

In addition to this, he also bought a home in Argentina and has also invested in properties in France. In spite of all these properties, the details of his properties’ prices are unavailable in the public domain.

Similarly, he also has a lot of luxurious cars which we have listed in the table below.

CarPrice (Equivalent)
Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale$132,700
Maserati GranTurismo S$120,637
Ferrari F430 Spider$208,697
Audi R8 V10$132,414
Mini Cooper$18,095
Dodge Charger SRT8$54,296
Audi R8 Spyder$142,396
Cadillac Escalade$84,472
Audi Q7$60,337
Range Rover Vogue$95,019
Toyota Prius$32,573
Lexus RX$57,563
Audi A7$65,146
Mercedes SLS$241,285
Pagani Zonda Roadster$1,809,862

The sum total of his cars brings the worth of his car collection to around $3,257,752 as of August 2019.

Adding to this, he also owns a private jet costing anywhere from $25,900,000 to $29,500,000. The jet can seat up to 14 passengers and go up to speeds of 0.8 Mach (987.84 km/hr).

He also loves dogs and has a Dogue de Bordeaux named Hulk, which was gifted to him by his then-girlfriend and now wife Antonella Roccuzzo.

Tax Fraud

The Panama Papers brought the tax fraud and shortcomings of many stars into light. The Papers also revealed that he also owned an offshore company in Uruguay and Belize that relieved him of around €4.1 million (~$4,577,896) in taxes illegally.

Then he paid €5.1 million ($5,694,440) that was owed in August 213 voluntarily. Then again in July 2016, he and his father were found guilty of tax fraud by the Spanish court and were handed a 21 month suspended jail term.

Messi and his father were also required to pay €1.7 million and €1.4 million respectively.

Instagram Earnings & Charity

Lionel Messi has over 330 million followers on Instagram as of August 2022 and earns anywhere from $253,967 to $423,279 as per data from Influencer marketing hub. In fact, he is one of the highest earnings celebrities on Instagram.


Messi is incredibly charitable and has done a plethora of humanitarian and philanthropic work over the years. He has worked intensively with UNICEF for children’s welfare and disaster relief. In February 2019, he donated 200,000 euros ($223,482) via his foundation to Kenya for building water pumps.

Adding to this, he has also donated a lot of money to other causes. He also donated $5,000,000 in 2015 to Japanese tsunami relief. He also helped extensively via his foundation the Fundación Leo Messi (Leo Messi Foundation) to help victims of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.


Messi has one of the biggest insurance coverage of any celebrity and has his legs insured at a staggering €750 million (~$838 Million)

The man with the record-breaking football stats has to have insurance to keep himself protected, he is not only an asset to Barcelona but to Argentina and all the footballing world in itself.

Lionel Messi’s Personal Life (Biography): Age, Height, Wife, Children, Surgery,

Lionel Messi was born Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini on 24 June 1987 (age 35 years old as of August 2022) to father Jorge Messi and mother Celia María Cuccittini in Rosario, Argentina. He has Italian, Spanish and Catalonian heritage, interestingly Barcelona is a Catalonian region.

He had a growth hormone deficiency (GHD) growing up and required surgery to improve his height and he stands 5 feet 7 inches.

Messi has been in a relationship with Antonella Roccuzzo since 2008 and is married to her as of August 2019. He married her on June 30, 2017. 

He has 3 children with Roccuzzo named Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, born in 2012; Mateo, born in 2015; and Ciro born in 2018.

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