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Monday, 14 September 2020

Forbes Lists Messi Second Footballer To Earn $1 Billion


Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi has been named the second professional footballer to earn $1 billion in his career.


This is after his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo was listed as the first footballer to hit that hallmark. 


Ronaldo marked then as the third athlete to earn $1 billion in his career after professional golfer Tiger Woods and professional boxer Floyd Mayweather.


Forbes named Messi the highest-earning footballer in 2020 as the Argentine raked $126m ($92m in salary and $34m in endorsements) tipping him into the $1 billion marks.


Ronaldo came second in the list of highest-earning footballers for the year 2020 according to Forbes with his total earning $117 million ($70 million in salary and $47 million endorsements).


Other footballers who featured in the 2020 list of highest-earning players are Kylian Mbabpe, Mohammed Salah, David de Gea, among others.

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