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Lionel Messi is the Highest Paid Soccer Player in the World. Here's How He Spends His MillionsTime
Among the 736 players in the 2018 World Cup and the hundreds of millions of soccer players worldwide, Lionel Messi is the highest-paid person competing in the sport. The 30-year-old footballer, who is a forward for Spain’s FC Barcelona and the captain of Argentina’s national team, has a reported enormous net worth of about $400 million, thanks to his standing as the second highest-paid athlete in the world, after boxer Floyd Mayweather. Over the past year, Messi pulled in more than $80 million in salary and bonuses before taxes, and another $27 million through endorsement deals, according to Forbes.