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No one disagrees that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the most successful footballers of the last decade, and among the best in the history of the round witch, but when things get to wealth, one of them far outperforms.
Football players earn money from salaries, sponsorship contracts, advertising, image rights and investments outside the green rectangle, as well as the entry of another factor in revenue from social media.
In 2019, the American magazine Forbes reported that the Bulga received from Barcelona 92 million dollars for Juventus paid the 34-year-old Ronaldo 65 million.
Messi, 32, has sponsorship and advertising contracts with some of the world's top brands, earning $ 35 million this year.Don awarded him $ 44 million in 2019.
The newcomer to the list of players' income is social media.Ronaldo reports twice as much money as Messi from Instagram.Madera received about $ 49 million in 2018 from 23 million for Messi.
Ronaldo is also the highest-paid advertiser on Instagram, earning more than $ 1 million per ad, while Messi earns $ 667,000.
As for real estate, Messi owns two houses in Spain, one in Argentina and several in France. Ronaldo excels in this area with a real estate portfolio of up to $ 47 million, including houses in the Italian city of Turin, a luxury apartment in the Trump Tower in New York and a house in Costa de Sol in southern Spain is worth $ 2.3 million.
The wealth of the players does not stop here. Messi has a fleet of luxury cars worth a total of $ 3.5 million, while Ronaldo bought this year the Rolls-Royce for $ 3.6 million, in addition to his large fleet of luxury cars.
Ronaldo also owns a luxury yacht worth up to about $ 19 million, as well as the two stars own private aircraft.
In total, despite Messi's higher annual wage than Ronaldo, 2018 figures show that Ronaldo's fortune was $ 450 million, 50 million more than Argentina's captain.
If Messi continues his pace of income, he will catch up with Ronaldo and may outperform him because he is two years and several months younger than his arch-rivals.