|Source of income
|Endorsement Deals, Football Contracts, Investments
|Date of Birth
|February 5, 1992
Neymar made his professional football debut with Santos in 2009. The Brazilian quickly attracted interest from all over the world as all the elite European clubs wanted to sign him. However, he decided to stay at Santos till 2013, where he ended up winning the best South American Player in 2012 and the Puskas award for his phenomenal solo goal in the Brasileirão Série A against Flamengo. In 2013, Neymar joined Barcelona as the Spanish side spend €57.1 million as transfer fee for the Brazilian's service.
At Barcelona, Neymar played some of his best football alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. These three players formed a dangerous attacking trio called MSN. At Barcelona, Neymar was winning everything. He won the Spanish La Liga, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and many more trophies with the Catalans. The Brazilian managed to chip in with 105 goals and 76 assists from 186 appearances that he made for the Catalans.
However, Neymar decided to leave Barcelona in 2017 and join Paris Saint-Germain as the French club paid a record breaking transfer fee of €222 million. The transfer became the talk of the town as the amount of money that was involved in this deal was staggering. PSG wanted to win the Champions League by placing Neymar as the central focus of the French side. But 5 years into his deal with PSG, the 31-year-old hasn't helped the French club win their holy grail yet.
He is currently 6th on Forbes’s list of Highest-Paid Athletes in 2021. As of 2022, Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to PSG stands as the most expensive transfer to ever happen in the history of football. The 2022 World Cup will be a crucial one for Neymar as the Brazilian believes that Qatar will be his last World Cup for his international side Brazil.
The 30-year-old has made 116 appearances for the Canarinho in which he has scored 70 goals his side. Neymar could create history if he scores 8 more goals for Brazil as he will become the all time top scorer of Brazil by beating the iconic Pele who has 77 goals.
What is Neymar’s Net Worth?
Neymar has an approximate net worth of $200 million in 2022 which includes his salary and winnings, as well as his various endorsements.
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Neymar: Career Earnings
Initially, when Neymar joined PSG he earned around $41 million a year.
In 2021, Neymar extended his contract with PSG until 2026. This new contract is packed with benefitting clauses such as performance bonuses and a massive raise if PSG goes on to win the UEFA Champions League.
As of today, Neymar earns $78 million per year, including salary, bonuses and winnings.
In 2016, Neymar’s earnings through endorsement were around $21 million which was more than his salary at Barcelona. This made him the only active footballer to earn more money off the pitch than on it. His endorsements accounted for 61% of his pay at that time.
However, this has changed now after he decided to join PSG. He remains a heavyweight when it comes to marketing. This is largely because of his huge presence in Brazil where you can see him appear on almost every product you can think of.
In 2020, Neymar’s deal with Nike was terminated and he subsequently signed a new deal with PUMA. Besides PUMA, Neymar is linked with several huge brands like Qatar Airways, Qatar National Bank, Red Bull, Replay Jeans, Epic Games, etc.
In 2020, Epic Games announced Neymar, who is an avid gamer (he also streams the games he plays) to join the cast of “Fortnite”, which included an in-game skin of himself for the players playing Fortnite.
Neymar invests a lot in cars and has a stunning car collection.
Besides that, he lives in an incredible five-story mansion, for which he pays £12,800 monthly. This house has a futuristic look and is not too far away from the Centre of Paris, situated at Bougival in a small town.
Neymar: Other sources of income
Neymar has turned his hand to a few endeavors other than playing football, including appearing in the new 'XXX: Return of Xander Cage' movie and a cameo in the Netflix Series, Money Heist. He is also releasing a collection of his emojis that can be downloaded.
Neymar has a great car collection at the moment but more are expected to be added to his garage in time. Besides cars, Neymar also has a private jet - A Cessna 680 jet.
Neymar’s cars include:
- Ferrari 458 Italia
- Maserati MC12
- Audi RS7
- Audi R8 Spyder
- Audi Q7
- Volkswagen Touareg
- Porsche Panamera Turbo
He also spends his money on humanitarian causes.
The Brazilian is equally kind at heart. No matter what people say about Neymar, his humanitarian work cannot be ignored. Coming from a poor background, the winger hasn’t forgotten his roots. Neymar opened the Instituto Projeto Neymar Jr. - a charitable organization. He opened this institute in the same neighborhood he spent a part of his childhood in, Jardim Gloria, in the city of Praia Grande.
It is a facility that aims to help transform the lives of poor children in the region via educational, artistic, and sporting initiatives that aid their development and give them a chance to reach their full potential. The complex serves over 2,000 underprivileged kids and their families.
The money was split between UNICEF and a benefit fund in Brazil.
He has also contributed to causes devoted to the procurement of clean water sources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Neymar the most expensive player ever?
The all-time transfer record in the history of football is held by Neymar, when the Brazilian winger moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a whopping €222 million.
Does Neymar own a jet?
Neymar owns a private jet, a Cessna Citation Sovereign (Model 680). It is believed to be worth around $17.5 million.
Is Ronaldo richer than Neymar?
Cristiano Ronaldo's net worth is around $500 million while Neymar's net worth is around $200 million.