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Lionel Messi becomes football’s second billionaire as he fends off competition from Cristiano Ronaldo to top Forbes’ list of high earners

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Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has become football’s second billionaire after Cristiano Ronaldo previously achieved the feat back in June. 

According to Forbes, the Argentine has now earned $1billion in pre-tax earnings during his career, making him the highest-earning player in 2020 

The magazine reports that the Argentina international is set to earn a whopping $126million (salary of $92million plus $34million in endorsements). 

Messi has endorsement deals with Adidas, Pepsi, Budweiser, and AI-vision company OrCam Technologies. 

Ronaldo is in second place on Forbes’ list with the Juventus attacker on course to earn $117million. The Portuguese striker who is the most popular athlete in the world has deals with companies like Nike and Herbalife many more. 

In third is Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, who is set to earn $96million. The Brazil international recently switched to Puma after his deal with Nike came to an end. 

See the top 10 on Forbes’ highest-paid players in 2020. 

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