Argentine football player Leonel Messi is one of the charismatic players in the world. He has an immense fan following on social media. He is one of the most popular players in the world. The media compares Ronaldo with Argentina’s Lionel Messi on the football ground. These two players always grab the headlines when they are in action.
On social media also, they are very popular among their fans. Instagram is one of the social media platforms where celebrities are very active. On Saturday, Messi has reached a fan base of 200 million+ users on Instagram. He is the second person to achieve this feat after Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi vs Ronaldo on Social Media
Lionel Messi is an Argentine-born footballer that is also the captain of the Argentina national team. Currently, he lives in Spain and a regular member of the Barcelona Football Club. He is also the captain of this club.
On Social media, he is very active on Instagram. He always shares the latest information related to his life and football on Instagram. Yesterday, he crossed 200 million+ fans following Instagram. Up to now, there are only three accounts that have crossed the 200 million fan base. The first account belongs to Instagram itself. The second one is operated by another football giant Cristiano Ronaldo. and the third account belongs to Messi.
In January, Ronaldo touched the 250 million+ fans following on Instagram. Ronaldo is the first person who has crossed 100, 200, 250 million fan base first time on Instagram.
On Facebook, Messi has a huge fan base. 90 million+ members have joined his page on Facebook. On Facebook also, Ronaldo is more popular than Messi with 124 million+ followers.
Twitter is the third major social media website where footballers are very active. Surprisingly, Messi does not have an official account on Twitter. On the other hand, Ronaldo is ruling Twitter among the football players. He has a huge follower base of 90 million+ users.
As per the social media analysts report, Twitter absence of Messi is the main reason why Ronaldo is leading the social media network against Messi. If Messi joins Twitter, it will also help him to get more followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Financial Details of Lionel Messi
With a huge fan following, there comes more wealth on social media networks. As per the latest reports, Messi charges $6,48000 per post on Instagram.
Recently, Messi’s agreement with Barcelona was leaked on the internet. As per the revealed data, Messi has the largest contract in the history of the sport. As per the El Mundo newspaper article, Messi will be paid around $674 million in four sessions starting from 2017/18 to 2020/21.
Since this contract will get expired in June 2021, Barcelona and Messi are in talks to sign a new contract for 10 years. As per the reports, the club wants Messi to stay with half his salary for the next 10 years.
Though it is difficult to calculate the total wealth of Messi as per a rough estimate, Messi’s net worth is approximately $400 million in 2020.
As per Forbes data of 2019, Messi ranks first among all athletes in a list of 100 celebrities. Forbes estimated $127 million as his income for 2019. This data makes him the best earning footballer and athlete worldwide.
Messi signed around a $1 billion sponsorship deal with Adidas in 2016. He also advertises for Pepsi, Gillette, and Turkish Airlines. Forbes estimated he earns approximately $35 million from endorsements yearly.