As in any other job, one gets paid according to the value one brings into any institution. Consequently, the best at each job get paid the most. Sounds logical right? Lionel Messi, arguably the best player in soccer history, has played all of his life for FC Barcelona, the second best club in Spain. In 2017, he renewed his contract with the Blaugranas. To his surprise, on February 1st, his contract got somehow leaked, and the amount of money Messi is earning will shock you!
The Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” shared with the public Messi’s contract. It’s a $673 million contract over a course of 4 years. That amount of money is simply out of this world. To break it down for you even further so you really comprehend the amount of money Messi earns, think about it this way. $168 million a year. $3.2 million a week. $460 thousand a day!
Many people criticize Barcelona’s board of directors for paying such a high amount of money to one individual, but we must also consider that having Messi in your team brings millions of dollars in revenue out of advertising deals and tickets matches to watch the ‘magician’ play.
Messi’s contract culminates June 30 of this year. Do you think he will leave the club of his life?