Barcelona star, after Cristiano Ronaldo had previously accomplished the feat back in June, Lionel Messi has become the second billionaire in football.
Argentina has already gained $1 trillion in pre-tax earnings over its lifetime, according to Forbes, making it the highest-earning player in 2020
The magazine estimates that Argentina International is expected to receive a whopping $126 million ($92 million compensation plus endorsements worth $34 million).
Messi has relationships with Adidas, Pepsi, Budweiser and OrCam Technology, an AI-vision firm.
In third is Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, who is set to earn $96million. The Brazil international recently switched to Puma after his deal with Nike came to an end.