Brazilian star Neymar Jr needs no introduction. He is one of the highest-paid footballers in the world after triggering the largest-ever transfer fee in soccer history. He moved from Spanish side Barcelona to Paris Saint-German, signing a five-year deal, which cost the French club almost £198 million in 2017. Within a month of his transfer, PSG had sold around 1,20,000 ‘Neymar 10’ shirts globally, making money around £8 million.
Ever wondered how much the Brazilian star earns overall? Well, the 26-year-old is the face of more than 35 companies around the globe. He endorses a variety of brands in a wide range of sectors. Neymar has signed for companies such as Nike, Red Bull, Gillette, McDonalds and Beats by Dre. Qatar National Bank recently signed him as the global ambassador for the bank.
According to Forbes list, his net worth is at least $90 million, with $73 million of that coming from his soccer salary and winnings, making him the 5th highest paid athlete. He is the most marketable person globally as he is paid £14 million a year by his sponsors.
Apart from earning from endorsements, he has also designed three of his own timepieces for his brand, Gaga Milano, each costing more than £1,000.
According to an article in The Sun, he earns big bucks from Red Bull, Gillette and Beats that pumps his bank balance by £3million a year each. This information has been provided by Sportcal, a sports marketing intelligence firm.
While Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are ahead of him in the endorsement world, the PSG star is surely giving them a run for their money, especially as he is more than willing to work with almost any brand that can afford to sign him to endorse their product.