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Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by obembet(f): 6:40pm On Sep 14
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has become football's second billionaire.

After Cristiano Ronaldo previously achieved the feat, Messi has now earned $1billion in pre-tax earnings during his career, as reported by Forbes.

Messi is the highest earning player in 2020 according to Forbes, with the Argentina international set to earn $126million (£98million) - split between his salary of $92million (£72million) plus $34million (£26million) in endorsements.

Having recently agreed to stay at Barcelona for another season after much uncertainty, Messi will hope that he can help the Catalan club to bounce back after they failed to win a trophy last campaign.

In addition to his boot deal with Adidas, Messi also has endorsement deals with Pepsi, Budweiser and AI-vision company OrCam Technologies.

Ronaldo is in second place on Forbes' list, with the Juventus attacker on course to earn $117million (£91million).

With 457 million followers across his social media accounts, Ronaldo is the most popular athlete in the world. He has deals with companies like Nike and Herbalife.

In third is Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, who is due to earn $96million (£75million).

The Brazil international recently switched to Puma after his deal with Nike came to an end.
Neymar's PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe has risen significantly on the list to fourth place. He is set to earn $42million (£33million).

In addition to his exploits on the pitch, Mbappe was also named as the cover star for FIFA 21.

It is anticipated that Mbappe will continue to rise up the list and he could well overtake Neymar next year.

Completing the top five is Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, whose earnings total $37million (£29million).

Salah, the highest Premier League player on the list, has deals with Adidas and Vodafone Egypt.

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is sixth with earnings of $34million (£26million).

In seventh is Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann, who has earned $33million (£26million). He launched an Esports team this year, with his brand growing further.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale is in eighth with $29million (£23million) despite his lack of game time.

Robert Lewandowski, who helped Bayern Munich to win the treble, is in ninth place with earnings of $24million (£19million).

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, meanwhile, is in tenth having earned $27million (£21million).

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8731785/amp/Lionel-Messi-footballs-second-billionaire-Barcelona-star-tops-Forbes-list-earners.html

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by daddytime(m): 6:43pm On Sep 14
I'm very sure Messi had since hit the Billion mark. Forbes just completed their calculations.

Money wey too long and complicated.

Messi-less assassin. Send Barca on relegation with enough own goals abeg before you stroll leave them at the end of the season.

I wish...

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by 4teenblaq(m): 6:43pm On Sep 14
my child must play ball oo

someone is sitting on the bench is earning hundred of thousands and millions.

me that is working like a bull have nothing in my account close to tens of thousands.

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Slawormir: 6:48pm On Sep 14
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Messi the boss


obembet:


I can't believe Bale is sitting comfortably on 8th position,while sitting on the bench....................SuperGrace

Lalasticlala
This life nor balance my dear
Person sit down for bench dey collect millions..... whereas other people dey inside sun and rain dey work since morning still one naira them nor get
He nor get as he dey be pass....one of my pikin must play ball....the other one go be artiste and the third one go take bombing as career

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by obembet(f): 6:49pm On Sep 14
4teenblaq:
my child must play ball oo

I can't believe Bale is sitting comfortably on 8th position,while sitting on the bench....................SuperGrace

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by theoneJabulani(m): 6:50pm On Sep 14
obembet:


I can't believe Bale is sitting comfortably on 8th position,while sitting on the bench....................SuperGrace

Lalasticlala
He isn't even on the bench this days, even money ritual can't make someone as rich as that


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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Dizzyrascal(m): 6:51pm On Sep 14
I don't really have anything against Messi but the words second best are the only suitable words that describes him when it comes to achieving anything when Cristiano Ronaldo is around....He will always be second best no matter how hard he tries.... quote me at your own peril cool

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by fati2001(f): 6:56pm On Sep 14
GO GUY!
Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by 4teenblaq(m): 6:58pm On Sep 14
obembet:


I can't believe Bale is sitting comfortably on 8th position,while sitting on the bench....................SuperGrace

Lalasticlala

na ozil own dey pain me pass, dude no dey play anything but na him be highest earner for the club because he dey answer the name footballer.

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by NwaNimo1(m): 7:00pm On Sep 14
Both of them are notorious tax evaders - big up to them! grin

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by MostMercyfulGod: 7:00pm On Sep 14
Ok

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:00pm On Sep 14
angry
Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Davidson1010: 7:00pm On Sep 14
Just to make him happy and to forget the 8:2.

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Promoter2: 7:01pm On Sep 14
Good one my favorite. Hope your daddy pays your tax sha grin


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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Kgb4: 7:01pm On Sep 14

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Beverlyjean(f): 7:01pm On Sep 14
Always coming behind the king in reality

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by potbelly(m): 7:01pm On Sep 14
Who's the first? Op
Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Dominiqueismad: 7:02pm On Sep 14
Ok

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by 4teenblaq(m): 7:02pm On Sep 14
Dizzyrascal:
I don't really have anything against Messi but the word second best is the only suitable word that describes him when it comes to achieving anything when Cristiano Ronaldo is around....He will always be second best no matter how hard he tries.... quote me at your own peril cool

mumu you no get sense..

for your village, five ballon d'or is more than six..

six golden boot is less than four abi?

go and buy sense.

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Pussybender(m): 7:02pm On Sep 14
daddytime:
I'm very sure Messi had since hit the Billion mark. It's just that Forbes just completed their calculations.

Money wey too long and complicated.

Messi-less assassin. Send Barca on relegation with enough own goals abeg before you stroll leave them at the end of the season.

I wish...
scumbag

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by chinavs9ja(m): 7:03pm On Sep 14
I am happy for the billionaires



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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Beverlyjean(f): 7:03pm On Sep 14
daddytime:
I'm very sure Messi had since hit the Billion mark. It's just that Forbes just completed their calculations.

Money wey too long and complicated.

Messi-less assassin. Send Barca on relegation with enough own goals abeg before you stroll leave them at the end of the season.

I wish...

I hv never seen such dumb fans in my life

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by tarantino1: 7:03pm On Sep 14
obembet:


I can't believe Bale is sitting comfortably on 8th position,while sitting on the bench....................SuperGrace


Why there nor allow am go China last year

1 million a week deal

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by ednut1(m): 7:04pm On Sep 14
theoneJabulani:
He isn't even on the bench this days, even money ritual can't make someone as rich as that
no such thing as money rituals lol

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by brosom(m): 7:04pm On Sep 14
I don't know why I love messi, though I'm a Ronaldo fan.

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by martineverest(m): 7:04pm On Sep 14
another tragedy for penaldo fans

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by WriterX(m): 7:04pm On Sep 14
4teenblaq:
my child must play ball oo

someone is sitting on the bench is earning hundred of thousands and millions.

me that is working like a bull have nothing in my account close to tens of thousands.


What if football is not what is supposed to make him become what you desire

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by Dizzyrascal(m): 7:05pm On Sep 14
4teenblaq:


mumu you no get sense..

for your village, five ballon d'or is more than six..

six golden boot is less than four abi?

go and buy sense.
i said quote me at your own peril....and you still did it undecided

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by EdiskyHarry: 7:05pm On Sep 14
Dizzyrascal:
I don't really have anything against Messi but the words second best are the only suitable words that describes him when it comes to achieving anything when Cristiano Ronaldo is around....He will always be second best no matter how hard he tries.... quote me at your own peril cool
Honestly, you are making sense.

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by cray91(m): 7:05pm On Sep 14
It is what it is! life is truly not balance!

It's also an eye opener is not hardwork but smartwork
4teenblaq:
my child must play ball oo

someone is sitting on the bench is earning hundred of thousands and millions.

me that is working like a bull have nothing in my account close to tens of thousands.

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Re: Forbes: Messi Becomes Football's Second Billionaire, Tops List Of Earners by udemzyudex(m): 7:05pm On Sep 14
Lol.. All those I wan leave na shakara to increase him money.


Chai.

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