Lionel Messi has topped rival, Cristiano Ronaldo and is now the world’s wealthiest footballer, according to Forbes.
Messi’s total earnings this year are $126 million. That’s $92 million from his salary and $34 million from his endorsements.
While Ronaldo was second on Forbes list, earning $117 million this year. Neymar completes the top three with earnings of $96 million.
But he is in the final year of his contract and could leave next summer.