What would you do if you earned $800,000 (480 million naira) per week? Or even at least up to $41 million per year? Oh my…that’s a lot of money! The world’s highest-paid and most sought-after athlete earns up to that amount per week. It’s very likely you know him already.
He is Lionel Messi. Besides just his fantastic feat of being an excellent footballer earning Barcelona over 90 goals, just what else do you know about your favourite artists? If you are looking to unearth more about Lionel Messi, you are on the right page. Read on as we take you along.
Lionel Messi owns the most expensive car collection among athletes, including a $36 million 1957 Ferrari (15,3 billion naira)and a $4 million (1,7 billion naira) Pagani Zonda.
He also boasts of his Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, Cadillac Escalade, Range Rover Vogue and Sport, and a Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale.
After agreeing on a deal with PSG (Paris Saint-Germain F.C.Football club), it is expected that Messi will receive in the region of €30 million -35 million (£25m-30m/$35m-$41m) per season during his time at the Ligue 1 side, while there will also be the team and individual bonuses, Goal.com disclosed.
Much like Ronaldo, Messi’s many sponsorship deals are too numerous to list in their entirety but the most significant is with the makers of his boots.
The PSG star Lionel Messi has the most expensive car collection among the world’s highest-paid footballers like him.
Messi may not be the show off type like his closest rival, CR7, but he is said to have a collection worth over $35 million — over $10m more than Cristiano Ronaldo’s collection.
Let’s take a look at some of the luxurious cars in Messi’s collection.
Ferrari 335 S Scaglietti Spider
Messi purchased his red Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti for a mind-blowing amount of $36 million (₦15,3 billion) The car is powered by a 4.0L naturally aspirated V12 engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and weighs 880 kg only.
Ferrari F430 Spider
Another classic Ferrari owned by the footballer! This supercar is powered by a 4.3L Ferrari F136 E V8 engine and generates a horsepower of 503hp.
Maserati Granturismo MC Stradale
Messi appears to be a fan of Gran Turismo cars because he owns a couple of them, and MC Stradale is one of them. His black Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale comprises a 4.7-litre V8 engine which Lionel Messi brought home for $242,100.
Mini Cooper S Cabriolet
The amazing car offers agility and comfort perfectly blended. This car is perhaps the car with the smallest price tag in its fleet. It cost Messi $19,733 or ₦7m. This charismatic two-door vehicle comes with a six-speed transmission as an option.
Pagani Zonda which cost Lionel Messi about $4 million (₦1,7 billion) to bring home Is one of the fastest cars in the world and one of the most expensive cars. Pagani Zonda Tricolore comprises a 7.3L V12 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Audi R8 V10
Lionel Messi shows his love for German-made automobiles with a collection of Audi cars- the Audi R8 being one of them. It’s the perfect family car- comfortable, spacious, and safe. Lionel Messi often rides with his wife and children in it.
Messi owns the following Audi cars:
- Audi RS6: costs around $108,000.
- Audi A7: costs around $69,200.
- Audi Q7: costs around $54,590.
Lionel Messi shows his flow for hybrid cars with the purchase of the Lexus RX. Messi chose the Lexus RX 450h equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine to produce 267 PS. The hybrid car can operate on pure electric mode courtesy of its 2 motors in both front and rear axles. He purchased the car at the cost of $46,800
Lionel Messi’s white Cadillac is spacious enough to convey about eight passengers at a time. The Cadillac Escalade produces some 420 hp as well as 460 ft-lb of premium torque from a v8, 6.2L engine. The price is ₦35m or $96,000.
Mercedes SLS AMG
Mercedes SLS AMG represents a sporty and exotic car which Lionel Messi considers cool to have in his fleet of cars. This car which costs $642,490, comprises a 6.2-litre DOHC V8 engine which gives a beast performance.
Range Rover Cars
His car collection wouldn’t be complete without a Range Rover car. Lionel Messi shows his fantastic choice in cars with a collection of his ranger rover cars. He has:
- Range Rover Vogue: costs around $200,000.
- Range Rover Sport: costs around $69,500
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
This car though expensive isn’t so expensive for a wealthy footballer like Lionel Messi. This car has a 6.1 L Hemi engine which produces25 hp. The brakes are also enormously improved. The price tag is about ₦151 million.