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Net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi: How the football giants compare in terms of salaries, sponsorships and more

LIONEL MESSI and Cristiano Ronaldo have been fighting on the pitch for almost 15 years.

Widely regarded as two of the greatest to ever don a pair of boots, the pair boast some truly amazing stats, accomplishing more or less everything there is to accomplish in the game.

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Ronaldo and Messi have built incredible empires to go along with their surprising careersCredit: AFP
How Ronaldo and Messi compare when it comes to their net worth

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How Ronaldo and Messi compare when it comes to their net worth

But it’s not just their duels on the pitch that are attracting attention these days.

Messi and Ronaldo also compete when it comes to their off-the-pitch stats.

The pair are tied at £48million each when it comes to the annual amount they generate through endorsement deals.

Ronaldo has the edge when it comes to the revenue he generates from each Instagram post – £1.2m to Messi’s £1.05m.

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Messi enjoys a lavish lifestyle having amassed over half a billion in wealth

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Messi enjoys a lavish lifestyle having amassed over half a billion in wealthCredit: Instagram
The Argentine has properties in Ibiza, Barcelona and Rosario

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The Argentine has properties in Ibiza, Barcelona and RosarioCredit: Instagram
Messi has an incredible collection of cars which he has added to over the years

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Messi has an incredible collection of cars which he has added to over the yearsCredit: Getty

The Portuguese superstar also outshines the Argentine when it comes to his property empire – with a package of places that stand at £43m compared to Messi’s £17m.

However, that excludes Messi’s current pad in Paris which he rents for £17,260 a month.

And there are a few other big categories in which Messi eclipses Ronaldo.

His car collection stands at £28m, which is £9m more than Ronaldo’s.

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Ronaldo has an impressive range of homes in places like Manchester, Madrid, Turin and Madeira

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Ronaldo has an impressive range of homes in places like Manchester, Madrid, Turin and MadeiraCredit: Instagram
This is the car Ronaldo is currently driving at Man Utd training

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This is the car Ronaldo is currently driving at Man Utd trainingCredit: Splash
He often jet-sets around the world cashing in on his £400m empire

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He often jet-sets around the world cashing in on his £400m empire

Overall, Messi also has the highest net worth of £87m – with the South American estimated to be worth over half a billion.

And he also tops Forbes’ most recent list of the highest-paid athletes in the world – with Ronaldo third behind LeBron James.

Between May 2021 and May 2022, Messi reportedly earned £113m to Ronaldo’s £100m.