Gerard Pique is a professional Spanish footballer who plays as a centre-back for Spanish national team and La Liga side Barcelona FC. Despite having some loopholes, Piqué is considered as one of best defenders in recent times. He played a pivotal role in Spain’s FIFA World Cup and European Championship triumph in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Spanish international’s current estimated net worth is $40 million.
Gerard Pique’s Salary
Gerard Pique is one of highest paid defenders in the world with a salary of £165,000 per week. He penned a four-and-half-year contract with Barcelona FC in January 2018, extending his stay at the Nou Camp until June 30, 2022. He has a mammoth buyout clause of €500 million.
With a salary of $14.7million, Piqué bagged the 19th place in the Forbes’ 2017 rankings of the highest paid soccer players in the world.
An MBA degree holder in the Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports from the Harvard University, Piqué launched a social networking video game designing startup Kerad Games in 2011. The centre-back co-founded an eSports company in 2016 and launched an international league partnering with Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) maker Konami two years later. The Spanish international also launched iMessage App- Daybook- with a Chicago-based entrepreneur.
In February 2018, Piqué's investment company Kosmos penned a 25-year contract worth $3 billion with International Tennis Federation (ITF) to develop tennis worldwide along with revolutionising Davis Cup.
Piqué also a pivotal role in bringing Japanese company, Rakuten, as the main sponsor for Barcelona.
According to Forbes’ report of 2017, Piqué pocketed $3million by endorsing brands like Nike, Laureus Foundations etc.
Piqué is known for active involvement for special causes. During the birth of the second baby in 2015, he dedicated the baby shower to UNICEF and urged his fans to buy thank-you to raise funds for vaccination of children around the world.
In February 2018, Barcelona’s global partner Beko selected Piqué as the global brand ambassador for an awareness campaign to prevent childhood obesity which donates 1€ to UNICEF for every post with #EatLikeAPro.