Despite Being Only 5% as Rich as Michael Jordan, Lionel Messi Once Spent More Money on a Car Than MJ Ever Earned In a Single Active NBA Season
Michael Jordan was one of the highest-paid players in basketball at one point in time. He held a record for the highest-paid contract till 2018. The legend deserved such a lucrative contract for his decades of service to the Chicago Bulls. But times have changed, and there are now cars costlier than one of the highest-paid NBA contracts, thanks to inflation and an ever-expanding economy. Sports stars around the world get staggering checks for their services, and Argentine soccer sensation Lionel Messi sits at the upper echelon of such lucrative deals. The 2022 FIFA World Cup Champion has bagged several incredible contracts for his services. The 35-year-old soccer star is often touted as one of the best players to ever play the game. Hence, the fat cheques. Messi once used one of those cheques to buy a car worth more than Michael Jordan ever earned in the course of a single season.
Messi’s expensive toy costs more than the most lucrative Bulls contract of Michael Jordan
Messi’s mind-boggling fortune gives him the liberty to pay for many expensive luxuries, which others wouldn’t even think of. The Argentine legend has a Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti which reportedly cost him around $36 Million. The iconic car is quite literally more expensive than what Michael Jordan was paid for the 1997-98 season by the Bulls.
In his final season at the Chicago Bulls, Jordan earned $33.1 Million for playing in the NBA. Even with such a mind-boggling no., the Bulls legend earned less than the price tag on the most expensive toy in Messi’s garage. the former Barcelona superstar bagged the beast at an auction after a close fight with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi's journey to becoming one of the world's biggest soccer stars
Lionel Messi is one of the biggest soccer stars the planet has ever produced. The Argentine superstar has been on the top of his game for over 15 years, explaining his costly contracts. The soccer star plays for Paris Saint-Germain, one of the best teams in the world.
Sports contracts have completely changed, and to be honest, MJ was one of the reasons for it. The Bulls no. 23 understood his worth and demanded as much money as he thought he was worth. The legend opened the paths for many future stars of the NBA, with LeBron James’ recent contract being worth $119 Million.