Lionel Messi is unarguably one of the greatest footballers of all time. And his on-field heroics have also made him one of the richest athletes ever.

The Argentina superstar is currently the highest-paid athlete in 2022, as per Forbes. Messi is paid a total sum of $130 million, with a reported $75 million as returns from on-field performances.

This is based on the success achieved by Lionel Messi in his 21-year association with Barcelona and also having led Argentina to the Copa America title in 2021.

Recently, Messi grabbed the headlines as he joined forces with the crypto fan token firm, Socios at the end of March 2022. As the first-ever brand ambassador for the crypto company, the 34-year-old will reportedly pocket over $20 million for the three-year partnership.

Messi finished his first season with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) as a Ligue 1 champion, claiming his first piece of silverware since his departure from Barcelona in 2021.

What is Lionel Messi’s net worth?

Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 million in 2022. This amount includes his salary at PSG and earnings from various endorsement deals with notable companies such as Adidas, Huawei, Gatorade, MasterCard, Lay's, Pepsi, Hawkers, Budweiser and Ooredoo.

Since 2006, Lionel Messi has been associated with German sportswear brand Adidas and his current deal - reportedly a lifetime contract - is worth approximately 11.3 million dollars.

Messi came out with his own specialized football boots, with his current line of boots coming from the X Speedflow family.

Like many footballers of his generation, Lionel Messi has his own range of fashion clothing under the brand name ‘The Messi Store’. The business opened in 2016.

What is Lionel Messi’s salary?

Lionel Messi’s two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, with an option for another year, sees him pocket a lump sum amount of 3,616,650 dollars per month.

This means that the legendary forward is earning in excess of 800,000 dollars as weekly wages and close to 22,000 dollars on an hourly basis.

What are Lionel Messi’s achievements?

Lionel Messi is a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner and a six-time European Golden Shoe winner on the individual front.

At the club level, Messi has won 10 La Liga, seven Copa Del Rey, four UEFA Champions League, three Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups to name a few.

With Argentina, Lionel Messi has won the Copa America and a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Featured photo: AFP / SEBASTIEN BOZON