Barcelona star, Lionel Messi has now become football’s second billionaire after his rival Cristiano Ronaldo previously achieved the milestone back in June. 

According to Forbes, the Argentine has now earned $1billion in pre-tax earnings during his career, making him the highest-earning player in 2020 

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Forbes reports that the Barcelona star is set to earn $126million (salary of $92million plus $34million in endorsements). 

Messi has endorsement deals with Adidas, Pepsi, Budweiser, and AI-vision company OrCam Technologies. 

Ronaldo is second on Forbes’ list with the Juventus attacker on his way to earn $117million. The Juventus striker who is one of the most popular athlete in the world has deals with companies like Nike and Herbalife many more. 

In third is Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar, who is set to earn $96million. Neymar just recently switched to Puma from Nike after his deal with Nike came to an end. 

See the top 10 on Forbes’ highest-paid players in 2020. 

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