Sure, he is probably the world’s best player at the moment – and is a crucial part of the Barca team.
But figures now show he’s earning almost a £1milllion-a-week when you add up his salary and other commercial deals.
Messi’s sponsorships with Adidas, Fifa 15 and Turkish Airlines are apparently worth almost £22million each year, while he is paid a basic salary by Barca of £26million per year.
That’s before bonuses for winning trophies, which are said to be worth £4million – which would take the annual amount to £52million-a-year.
If you think £1million-a-week is small, these are things you can buy every week it:
Four Lamborghini Aventadors
Not bad Right?(Picture: Getty)
2500 iPad Airs
A bargain at £400 each (Picture: Reuters)
Kick as many as you want over your neighbour’s fence at £10 a pop (Picture: Alamy)
10,000,000 1p sweets
Think of all the deliciuous E numbers (Picture: Alamy)
1800 Flights to the Caribbean
Take all your friends, family and even your haters there for a few days (Picture: Getty)
Via (Metro UK)