According to Sports Bible, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were among the main stars in the world of football and sports in the last 15 years, however, there is one Olympic athlete who is worth more than the sum of both superstars.
Messi and Ronaldo are two of the best players in the history of football and have earned astronomical salaries and huge sums of money over the years. However, the duo’s net worth is still far less than that of Danish Olympic equestrian Anna Kasperzak.
Kasperzak was a Danish athlete at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. At the London Olympics, he finished fourth in the team competition and failed to reach Olympic bronze. This female athlete is one of the most successful athletes on the planet.
The 33-year-old’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion (£800 million), which is unsurprisingly not due to her sporting success. Kasperzak owns a Danish shoe line, ECCO, along with his brother Andre and mother Honey. The company, which Kaspersky is active in the supervisory board, has products that are sold in 90 countries around the world and also has more than 2,200 physical and non-physical stores.
All this means that his assets are worth more than the combined assets of Messi and Ronaldo. Messi, who won the World Cup with Argentina in December, is worth $600m (£480m). Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s fortune is thought to be approaching the £400 million mark.
According to Forbes, Messi takes home 95.5 million pounds annually due to his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and promotional activities. The 35-year-old player also has a branded store in Barcelona, a clothing line and a lifetime contract with Adidas. On the other hand, Ronaldo has a lifelong contract with Nike and is actively involved in sponsorship. The Portuguese international joined the Al Nasr team of Saudi Arabia at the beginning of the year by signing a contract worth 172 million pounds per year.