Lionel Messi Net Worth, Age, Height, Wife, Kids and Salary


Lionel Messi Net Worth and Salary at Inter Miami in 2023

600 million dollars 
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Last salary at Paris Saint Germain (2023) EUR 41 million net
Last salary at FC Barcelona (2021) EUR 35 million net
Date of birth Jun 24, 1987 (36 years old)
Born in Rosario, Argentina
Nationality Argentina
Marital status married to Antonella Roccuzzo (since 2017)
Occupation Professional footballer, advertising star
Full Name Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini
Nickname The Flea
Children 3 (Thiago, Mateo, Ciro)
Size 1.70 m
Weight 67 kg


How much money does Lionel Messi have?

Overall, Messi, with an estimated net worth of 600 million dollars, is ahead of superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, with whom Messi not only fought close matches on the pitch. If you look at the salary and assets of the superstars alone, CR7 currently earns more than Messi, but the Argentine is expanding his reputation and advertising value in the US accordingly.

Messi signed a contract in the MLS with Intern Miami in the summer of 2023 and earns a salary of €54 million per season in the United States. He is thus the great figurehead of the MLS, because this is the only way the deal was made possible in the first place.

In 2021, the current contract with FC Barcelona was not renewed and so Messi moved to Paris Saint Germain, earning a salary of €41 million net per season. In addition, there was a handout of around 40 million euros just for the signature. Even young teammates Neymar and Mbappe looked old here. The last net salary at FC Barcelona was 35 million euros net.

Messi’s financial career is remarkable: While his parents had to pay 700 euros a month for eight-year-old Lionel due to a hormonal disorder, he already earned a salary of 600 euros a month at FC Barcelona as a teenager. With his sporting successes, his earnings gradually grew and led to a gigantic fortune.

Lionel Messi salary: how much did he make at FC Barcelona?

When it comes to the financial well-being of the superstar at FC Barcelona, the club did not let itself be lumpen and paid a fortune. In addition, a transfer fee of 700 million euros was set in the contract, which last ran until 2021. Since the extension in November 2017, Messi’s salary at FC Barcelona has been an incredible €35 million net. That would be over 71 million euros gross, which the Catalans paid to one player alone. However, that was only the guaranteed salary. In addition, according to the Spanish press, there was a handout money of 63.5 million euros for the signature and a loyalty bonus of 70 million euros on top. In total, the six-time World Player of the Year has received 4,2017,2021 euros for 555 years (237 to 619), which would be a good 138 million euros annually.

Of course, there are other earning opportunities for the superstar via success bonuses: He would have received a one-off payment of 12 million euros for the Champions League title and there would also be extra money for championship titles, cup titles or world footballers. Der Spiegel calculated via Football Leaks documents that if Messi would only play 60% of the competitive games, an average gross salary of around 106 million euros. With maximum success, it could even be 122 million euros per season. A fortune!

Since an agreement was not possible despite waiving half the salary for the financially troubled club, the Argentine left the club in the summer of 2021.


PSG Salary – 2021- 23

At his new club Paris Saint Germain, Messi has been earning 2021 million euros net per season since the summer of 41 in a two-year contract. In addition, there is a fee of 30 million euros for the free signing. This made him once again one of the absolute top earners in professional football.


Messi’s salary at Inter Miami (since 2023)

In his own words, Messi described that he never felt comfortable in Paris and therefore a contract extension would not have been an option. Instead, the Saudis lured him with an incredible contract worth €500 million per season, which he turned down. David Beckham, founder and co-owner of the MLS team Inter Miami, has been preparing for a possible move to the MLS for several years.

In 2023, Messi’s signature should actually take place and he should become the figurehead of the entire league. The contract even provides for a share in broadcasting rights as well as jersey revenues via Adidas.

Lionel Messi’s salary at Inter Miami is said to be €54 million. A participation in the team itself is also said to have been promised. A similar deal to the one Becks himself had already made at the time.


Income through top advertising contracts

The fact that Lionel Messi does not have to be regarded as a glamorous superstar like Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham in order to be interesting as an advertising medium is shown by his highly remunerated advertising contracts. Companies such as Adidas, Pepsi Cola, EA Sports, Tata Motors and Turkish Airlines (together with basketball superstar Kobe Bryant) rely on the image of the good boy and bring the Argentine annual income of 35 million euros. He was also the face of a Samsung Galaxy and a Gatorade commercial. He is also in front of the camera for Gillette commercials. Adidas alone is to transfer up to 8 million euros per year in a lifelong contract. Once in the US, he also promotes the tech giant Apple, which supports the MLS as the largest sponsor and also gives him a share of the streaming revenues. In addition, a four-part documentary about the Argentine will also be available on Apple TV+.

Athletic Career

Lionel Messi can claim to be legendary. Who would have thought that 1987 years later, the whirlwind who was born in Rosario in 26 would become what many pundits, fans and even those uninterested in football say is probably the best footballer in the world? After Messi started playing football at his hometown club Grandoli FC at the tender age of 5 and moved to Newell’s Old Boys three years later, his parents moved with him to Barcelona to escape the economic crisis in Argentina. At the time, no one knew that this step was the beginning of a fantastic career. Messi fought his way through FC Barcelona’s youth teams, although he was already considered a conspicuous goal threat at the time. When he made his debut in the Primera Division as a seventeen-year-old against city rivals Espanyol Barcelona, the first comparisons with Diego Maradona were made. Fortunately, he did not lose his goal threat, which earned him the crowning of the world governing body for the first time in 2009: Lionel Messi was honored with the award for World Player of the Year 2009.


The ball is round – and golden!

Lionel Messi has lived up to his reputation as the best footballer in his long career. For his club FC Barcelona, he became valuable not only because of his reputation, but above all because of his sporting successes. He is now the club’s record goalscorer and also the record goalscorer in the Champions League with 14 goals in one season. Not least because of these sporting successes, Lionel Messi was voted World Player of the Year a total of 6 times. In the Primera Division, he is also the only player to score against all the other 19 teams in a row. Furthermore, Lionel Messi is FC Barcelona’s all-time record goalscorer. He was able to equal Paulino Alcantara’s record (369 goals) at the age of 26.

FIFA World Player of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021

Machinations and investments

The assessment of his assets made the Spanish tax police suspicious in 2013. Poorly advised and with investments in front companies, Messi is suspected of having evaded taxes in the years 2007 to 2009. According to recent media reports, however, Messi has cooperated with the authorities in this matter and held the responsible partners accountable for it (and paid a large sum of taxpayers’ money himself). In 2017, he was sentenced to 21 months in prison, which he escaped by paying 3.7 million euros.

However, this did not detract from his investment business. In addition to three dream properties in Barcelona (the story of Messi buying up his neighbours’ villa after they felt disturbed by the party noise went around the world), Messi also owns some commercial premises. He is currently having a dream house built, which is said to have incorporated a huge pool and his shirt number in addition to the main building in the shape of a football. In addition, the Argentine superstar had invested in a residential complexin his hometown, which is scheduled to open in 2015 on an area of 150 hectares.

Also in 2016, Messi’s name was linked to the Panama Papers data leaks.

These cars were bought by Lionel Messi

  • Dodge Charger SRT8
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi R8
  • Ferrari F430 Spider
  • Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
  • Maserati GranTurismo S
  • Lexus 4×4

Lionel Messi and his biggest titles:

  • 4x Champions League winner 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015
  • 10x Spanish Champion 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • 7x Spanish Cup winner 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021
  • 1x French Champion 2022, 2023
  • 1x Copa America winner 2021
  • World Champion 2022