Once a raw talent from brazil, Neymar was criticized by some for his showboating style, and at the same time, encouraged by others. After showing his talent at the Brazilian club Santos, Neymar had to move to one of the best clubs in the world in order to be competent and learn more to compete with the Europe’s elite football players.
4 years later after joining FC Barcelona and training with the greats like Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, Neymar is now among one of the best players in the world and will soon be wearing FC Barcelona’s number 10 shirt after the Argentine Lionel Messi retires or leaves FC Barcelona. He showed the instinct when Lionel Messi was out injured in 2015 and when he led Barcelona’s attack. Despite being only 25 years old, Neymar salary is the second highest at FC Barcelona. Moreover, he is ranked among the top 10 highest paid football players at the moment. And this is the reason why a 25-year-old Neymar net worth way more than what you would expect.
Neymar has established himself as one of the most important players at FC Barcelona. His contributions in the treble winning season were huge. He was also among the top 3 of the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015. Club rewards him as per his contributions. Neymar is the second highest earning footballer at FC Barcelona falling behind only the Argentine Lionel Messi, for obvious reasons. He receives $290,000 as weekly wage which sums up for a $14.9 million on the course of a year.
Along with mesmerizing and exciting skills, Neymar Jr is a man with good looks. His popularity in the football world and model like body have earned him a number of endorsement deals which makes him earn a lot more than what he earns from the Catalan club. His major sponsor is Nike, the arch rival of his team-mate Lionel Messi’s sponsor Addidas. The contract began back in 2011 and is to end by 2022. But this isn’t the lone sponsor of the Brazilian. Brands like Unilever, Volkswagen, Santander, and many other local brands in Brazil hire the Barcelona man to advertise their products. It was estimated that his earnings through endorsements in 2016 were more than $22 million.
Spending childhood in poor financial conditions, fame and wealth changed the Brazilian star. Neymar is criticized for a too much lavish lifestyle. At the age of 25, he earns almost $36 million a year, has a net worth of $90 million, and owns a privet jet, a helicopter, a Ferrari, a private yacht, a mansion in Barcelona, and a luxurious apartment in his hometown. Already drooling?