Leo Messi second footballer after Cristiano Ronaldo to become billionaire

Leo Messi second footballer after Cristiano Ronaldo to become billionaire

Messi might have lost to Ronaldo in the race, but he beats the Portugese in another aspect.

Leo Messi is now the second footballer in history to become a billionaire according to Forbes. (h/t L'Equipe)

Cristiano Ronaldo beat the Argentine by a year by registering an income of over $1bn in June 2019.

Messi, however, is the best-paid player in the world, having earned $126m last year; Leo got $92m in wages and $34 for sponsorship deals.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo earned $117m, Neymar — $96m, Kylian Mbappe — $42m and Mohamed Salah — $37m. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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