- Brazilian soccer star Neymar is the fourth highest-paid athlete on the planet.
- He took home $90 million between May 2021 and May 2022, according to Forbes.
- Here’s how he makes and spends that money.
Neymar is the world’s second-highest paid soccer player when it comes to on-field earnings.
According to Forbes, between May 2021 and May 2022, Neymar earned an eye-watering $70 million on the field.
Over the same period, only the Brazilian’s Paris Saint-Germain teammate Lionel Messi, who took home $75 million, earned more.
Off the field, he earns a pretty penny too.
Neymar took home $25 million in off-field earnings last year.
Most of that money came from his partnership with PUMA, according to Forbes, which Neymar became the face of in 2020 after he announced an early exit from his contract with Nike’s Jordan Brand.
Versus reports that the deal is the single biggest individual sports sponsorship contract in history.
His net worth is approximately $200 million.
Like many other soccer stars, Neymar likes to spend his fortune on cars.
According to The Sun, Neymar’s multi-million dollar car collection includes a $230,000 Ferrari 458 Italia and an Audi R8 Spyder worth $120,000.
He also owns a rare MC12 Maserati that is worth over $500,000 and is one of only 50 in the world.
While he also has properties in Brazil, Paris, and Beverly Hills.
His villa in Rio de Janeiro is worth $7 million.
Situated in Mangaratiba, the lavish property has six bedrooms, a gym, a tennis court, a swimming pool with panoramic view, and a wine cellar, according to The Richest.
And has a helipad, where he keeps his very own helicopter.
In 2019, Neymar bought an Airbus H-145 for almost $15 million.
On top of having his initials painted on the wing, the seats of the vehicle are stitched with the famous logo of fictional superhero Batman, of whom Neymar is a huge fan, according to The Richest.
The Brazilian also owns a private jet.
Neymar uses his Embraer Legacy 450, which worth approximately $15 million, to travel between France and Brazil.
According to Aero Corner, the plane has enough space for nine people and can reach speeds of 600 mph.
And a yacht.
According to Forbes, in 2012, Neymar bought a luxury second-hand Italian yacht for $8 million.
The yacht has three floors, four suites, and a jacuzzi. Neymar keeps it in a marina in the Brazilian coast city, Santos, where he was born.
Neymar likes spending his money on flashy watches.
Once, in 2014, Neymar walked into a GaGá Milano boutique in Tokyo and spent $180,000 on 16 watches and other accessories. According to the company, “the entire staff [was] in awe.”
And fancy jewelry.
When not on the soccer field, Neymar is often dressed head-to-toe in expensive designer gear.
According to The Sun, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Off-White, Tommy Hilfiger, and Giuseppe Zanotti, are among his favorite brands.
In 2017, he starred in an episode of Complex’s “Sneaker Shopping” – which sees celebrities stop by Los Angeles sneaker store Flight Club to talk and shop everything sneakers.
He broke the show’s spending record, finishing up with an impressive tab of $18,000.
And his hair, which he spends $2,000 a month on.
That’s according to a report from Sport, via Bleacher Report.
Some of Neymar’s purchases are a little more unconventional, such as NFTs.
Neymar signed with the platform NFTSTAR in November 2021 and in January 2022, he spent more than $1 million on two Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs in one day, according to Forbes.
While he also loves to gamble.
Neymar is a huge fan of poker.
In April 2021, he became the cultural ambassador for online poker brand PokerStars, and in June 2022, he made his World Series of Poker debut at an event in Las Vegas.
According to Sportbible, the Brazilian wants to become a professional poker player once he retires from soccer.
And throw huge parties.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Neymar threw a lavish three-day-long party to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2021 with his friends and family.
There was live music, a dance floor, and fireworks at the party, which was held at his Mangaratiba mansion.