Lionel Messi Beats Ronaldo To Top Forbes List In 2020

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).
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