Who is richer? Cristiano Ronaldo Or Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are both incredibly successful footballer, but which one can we say his buoyant enough to spend more cash?
Footballers generally make money in different ways, they have different stream of incomes.
In 2019, Forbes reported that Lionel Messi had the higher salary. FC Barcelona paid the 5 times world best $92M.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not do too bad either, his contract at Juventus ensured he took home $65M. That is a win for Lionel Messi.
When we talk about richest player, we should also look at it in terms of investments.
Lionel Messi has deals endorsing famous brands , the deals earned him $35M last year, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s face is everywhere.
In 2019, he earned 44 Million through endorsements. In fact, he makes more money from Instagram posts, than he gets from playing for Juventus , that makes them even.
SportyLeagues will be looking at other metrics for the moment , like property, it’s believed Lionel Messi has two houses in Spain.
One in Argentina, and a number of properties in France, Ronaldo on the other hand has a property portfolio worth $47M. This include homes in Turin. He owns an apartment in New York’s Trump Tower, and a home on the Costa del Sol in Spain worth $2.3M.
Lionel Messi owns a lot of luxury cars which include Ferrari, Maserati and more. The full collection is estimated to be worth $3.5M.
Cristiano Ronaldo added to his fleet of cars a Roll Royce Cullinan for nearly $3.6M. He also owns a Bugatti, Lamborghini and multiple Ferraris.
His vehicles are not just restricted to the road, he owns a luxury yacht with an estimated value of $19M.
All in all both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are rolling in money, but the question is who is richer?. According to figures from 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth was $450M. It came in at 50 Million dollars more than Lionel Messi’s.
Even though Lionel Messi is the highest paid athlete in the world, and made significantly more more than Ronaldo this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo can still be said is the richer between the two, he is the one with more coins to swim around in, but the Argentine is definitely catching up.
Lionel Messi still has more years to retire compare to Cristiano Ronaldo , so there is every possibility he is going to hit another big endorsement deal before his retirement.
Kudos!!! Two the great footballers of our time.