The ridiculously talented Neymar currently plays for FC Barcelona. Barcelona had to break the bank to notch him from Santos for a fee reported to be around $124 million. Neymar truly achieved worldwide recognition when he won the FIFA Puskas award for Goal of the year in 2011.
The media can’t seem to get enough of Neymar and who can blame them. His boyish charms and immaculate footballing skills make him one of the most marketable athletes in the world. In 2013, SportsPro magazine even listed Neymar as the most marketable athlete on the planet. The Brazilian easily usurped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, Rory Mcllory, and Lionel Messi to claim the coveted spot.
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Listed below is Neymar’s salary history
Neymar Annual Salary excluding bonuses in 2014 =$12 million
Neymar Annual Salary excluding bonuses in 2013 =$9.5 million
Neymar accumulates a fortune of $12 million annually from salary, and the remaining millions reach his bank vault through various endorsement deals. The companies Nike, Castrol, Panasonic, L’Oreal, Unilever, Santander and Volkswagen have all invested ludicrous amount of money in Neymar. In 2013, Brazil’s talisman received around $27 million from his sponsors. He has also lent his services to the game Pro Evolution Soccer; the man appeared on the covers of the 2012 and 2013 editions.
With unlimited supply of money flowing in, Neymar has made some expensive purchases as well. His triplex home in Sao Paulo is valued nearly at $1 million. The man also has another mansion in the same region that is valued in the region of $2 million. In 2012, he bought a million dollar penthouse for the mother of his child, Davi Lucca. The purchase of an Italian yacht in 2012 also put a million dollar hole in Neymar’s pockets. If the trajectory of the footballer’s current success is anything to by, we could be looking at the next Ronaldo.
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