Lionel Messi Beats Ronaldo To Top Forbes List In 2020

Wed Sep 16 2020 14:23:39 GMT+0530 (IST)

Argentine professional footballer Lionel Messi has become football's second billionaire as he tops Forbes' rich list in 2020.

According to Forbes, the 33-year-old is said to be set to pocket £98million($126 million) in total this year from his salary and endorsements, $92m from his salary and $34m in endorsements.

He pocketed over $1,000,000,000 in pre-tax earnings during his football career, following in the footsteps of his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to reports, Argentine international is the highest-paid footballer of 2020. Ronaldo is second on the Forbes list with earning £91m($117m) this year. Neymar comes in third place with £74.7 million( $96 million) while Kylian Mbappe stands in fourth place this year, with earning around £32.6 million($42 million).