Neymar Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth – 20 Million Dollars

Professional Footballer

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The 22 year old Neymar is already a star and one of the most promising young talents of world football. Currently he plays for FC Barcelona and the Brazilian National side. Known for his pace and insane dribbling skills, Neymar is a joy to watch when in full flow. While playing for Santos in the Brazilian league he won almost every possible trophy with them and also managed to reach the club world cup finals. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior is his full name and was transferred for a fee around 57 million pounds from Santos to Barcelona this summer. He also won the Confederations Cup with Brazil and won the best player award for that tournament.

 

Early Life and Career

Neymar was born on5th February, 1992 in Sao Paulo Neymar da Silva Senior and Nadine Santos. He inherited his name from his father, who also became his advisor seeing Neymar’s talents begin to grow. Neymar once said about his father’s role in his life “My father has been by my side since i was little.He takes acre of things, my finances and my family.” In 2003 he moved with his family to Sao Vicente, where he began playing for youth side of Portuguesa Santista. Later in 2003 they moved to Santos and finally he joined Santos FC. Being such enormously talented Neymar rose through the ranks and broke into the first team of Santos at a very young age of 17. In the summer transfer window of 2013 Barcelona made a move for Neymar and secured his services for them. You can tell that this guy is really good because of the awards and nominations – 2001 South Anerican Footballer of the Year, FIFA Puskas Award and Ballon D’or.

 

Earnings

The Barcelona winger started earning at a very young stage and his salary kept on increasing. Surprisingly by the age of 15 he was already making 10,000 dollars monthly. Even the brands are aware that what an upcoming talent he is and is already the idol of many youngsters. Neymar has managed to sign many sponsorships which include – an eleven year old contract with American sportswear company Nike, Panasonic paid around 2.4 million dollars for Neymar’s services over a period of two years, Volkswagen, Tenys Pe Baruel, Lupo, Ambev, Claro, Unilever and Santander. If the total income is calculated out of these sponsorship deals only it comes out to be around 20 million euros annually. SportsPro rated Neymar as the most marketable athlete in the world ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on May 8 2013. In 2012 France Football ranked Neymar 7th in its list of the world’s richest footballers with a combined income from salaries and off field earnings of 11 million pounds. But his annual income is way past that now.

In June 2013 Neymar agreed a 5 year contract with FC Barcelona after the club accepted to pay 57 Million Euros as the transfer fee. His official salary allows him to earn around 7 million euros per year which is a sum way below Ronaldo 17 million a year and Messi 16 million a year. Actually Neymar’s real salary is around 14.5 million euros but after paying taxes of about 52% he earns 7 million euros.

 

Net Worth

Being one of the most expensive footballers on the planet and after featuring in the top 10 earners for the past two years consecutively, Neymar certainly knows how to spend and invest his wealth.

Mansions and Houses

Sao Paulo Triplex Home

triplex home

He bought this Triplex Home in Sao Paulo for about 750,000 in 2011.

Sao Paulo Mansion

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Another of his huge investment in Sao paulo itself. last year he purchased this mansion for about 2 million dollars. This mansion is located in the gated community in the north coast of the city.

Sao Paulo Flat

So another property in Sao Paulo. Well these are the three known properties which he owns and this flat cost him around 150,000 dollars. Located in the heart of Sao Paulo and was purchased at the start of 2013. If we consider 150,000 dollars in Brazilian currency the amount is just too huge.

Santos Yacht

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Cars

Neymar is quick and agile and this explains his love for these fast and swift cars. Audi R8 and Porsche Panamera Turbo need no introduction and are one of the quickest in business.

Audi R8

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Porsche Panamera Turbo

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Relationships and Personal Life

neymar and bruna

Surprisingly Neymar is a father to a baby boy since August 2011. He was 19 then. The baby, born in Sao Paulo was named David Lucca and his mother’s identity has never been disclosed. Neymar is also not in a relationship with her now. Neymar was once quoted saying ” i cried when i learnt i would be a father. At first, I felt fear. Then joy. It is a new responsibility and i am enjoying it.”  He later described the birth of his baby boy s “2.8 kilograms of pure happiness”. Since 2013, Neymar has been dating a Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine and had to end their year long relationship in 2014. Neymar is a christian by religion and has spoken about his faith by saying ” Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ”.

Controversies

Clean as a whistle. This guy has managed to stay away from all sorts of controversies although the fame gained is just way too high for a twenty two year old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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