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Highest-earning Athlete : Lionel Messi Earns ₦49.2b In A Year, Enough To Buy 175 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

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Argentina and Barcelona Star Lionel Messi earns ₦49.2 billion ($127 million) in a year to become the highest-earning athlete.

Lionel Messi’s earnings the last twelve months can buy him 175 Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUVs in Nigeria.

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Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has become the highest-earning athlete in the world, becoming the only fourth athlete to land in the No. 1 spot over the past 19 years.





He joins Tiger Woods (12 times), Floyd Mayweather (4) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2) on the world’s top-earners.

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Argentina and Barcelona Star Lionel Messi earns ₦49.2 billion ($127 million) in a year to become the highest-earning athlete.

According to Forbes, Messi earned $127 million (₦49.2 billion) from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020, from endorsements and prize money.

Off the pitch alone, he earned $35 million from partners Adidas, MasterCard, PepsiCo and more.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s earnings was $18m ahead of his soccer rival, Cristiano Ronaldo ($109 million); and $22m ahead of Neymar ($105 million), the next athletes on the list.

His earnings is also more than three times what Tennis Star Naomi Osaka earned. The Nissan Ambassador earned ₦14.6b, making her the highest-paid female athlete.

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To put Messi’s earning into perspective, the ₦49.2 billion will buy 175 Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The luxury Sports Utility Vehicle cost about ₦280 million in Nigeria.

And how does Lionel Messi spend all the cash he makes from football, investment and on Instagram?

The $80-million-year soccer star boasts of several mansions across the planet. He is also a proud owner of a customized private jet worth £12m.

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The customised 16-seater jet has two bathrooms, a kitchen, as well as Messi’s shirt number 10 painted on the tail.

The steps feature the names of Messi, his wife, Antonella, plus his children, Thiago, Ciro and Mateo.

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Just like Cristiano Ronaldo, the $610,000-a-week FC Barcelona number 10 star also boasts of amazing car collection.

His garage boast of cars like Pagani Zonda; Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale; Audi Q7; Audi RS6 Avant and Range Rover Sports.

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Other cars includes a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado; Range Rover Vogue; Dodge Charger SRT8; and a Mini Cooper S Cabriolet he acquired in his early days.





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