Besides his virtuoso soccer talent, Lionel Messi is loved by his fans for his humble nature. Despite being one of the greatest soccer stars of all time, Messi has always kept his feet on the ground. The Argentine star’s modest and down-to-earth nature has been frequently highlighted and also celebrated by his former and present teammates.
Although Lionel Messi is the owner of several expensive things that scream anything but humble. Messi, as listed by Forbes, is the second-highest-paid athlete in 2023. He recently signed a mega contract with Inter Miami that will further boost his already humongous net worth. In this article, we will take a look at 5 outrageously expensive things that Lionel Messi owns.
Lionel Messi’s mouth-watering car collection
Lionel Messi has broken the bank for his luxury car collection that is worth millions of dollars. Messi’s car collection boasts several lavish car brands such as Ferrari, Audi, Pagani, Range Rover, and so on. It has also been previously reported that Messi’s amaxophobia has led to him spending over $50 million on his car collection.
One of the most expensive cars that Messi owns is the Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti. Priced at around $36 million, Messi bought the car at an auction where he defeated his arch-rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. He also owns a Ferrari F430 Spyder which costs around $164,490. The 36-year-old also owns a Pagani Zonda Tricolore which costs a whopping $2 million.
Lionel Messi has a massive car collection (Credits: Twitter)
He is also a proud owner of two Range Rover cars priced at $269,00 and a Cadillac Escalade for $75,195. He also has a Lexus RX 450h ($46,800) and a Mini Cooper ($19,733). Messi also owns three Audi cars, due to the German company’s past association with his former club, FC Barcelona. Last but not least, Messi also has a Mercedes SLS AMG ($642.490) and a Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale ($242,100).
Lionel Messi’s property portfolio
As Lionel Messi’s days as a professional soccer star gets numbered, it appears as if he could become a real estate magnate in the future. The Argentina skipper has reportedly spent around $30 million on his massive real estate portfolio. He has properties on different continents in the world including Europe, South America, and North America.
Lionel Messi’s massive house in FC Barcelona, where he has spent so many years of his career, costs around $7 million. Located in the posh Castelldefels municipality in Barcelona, Messi’s house is only 12 miles from the iconic Camp Nou stadium. Messi’s house includes a swimming pool, a small soccer pitch, a gym, and an outstanding view of the sea.
After Messi left FC Barcelona for PSG in 2021, Messi started staying in a two-story property in the Neuilly-Sur-Seine area in Paris. However, he didn’t buy the property and only rented it, paying around $22,000 per month. He also has four houses in Miami which cost him almost $20 million. He reportedly owns a 4,400-square-foot apartment in the Porsche Design Tower.
Lionel Messi purchased an apartment in the Porsche Design Tower in Miami during 2020, at a cost of $9 millions pic.twitter.com/tWI6focx36
Messi also has the entire ninth floor for himself of the Regalia Tower on Collins Avenue. Lastly, he owns two extravagant units in the Trump Royale Tower in Miami. However, he will reportedly buy another property in Miami ahead of his move to his new club in the MLS. He also bought a $12 million holiday home in Ibiza and a $3.8 million mansion in his hometown, Rosario.
Messi’s private jet and private yacht
Lionel Messi’s professional commitments force him to travel around the world frequently. The 7x Ballon d’Or has resolved this discomfort of hopping onto different planes for travel by buying his private jet. Messi’s private jet costs a whopping $15 million. It boasts a kitchen, two bathrooms, seats for 16 people which could be converted into comfortable beds, and also has some personal touches for the Argentine ace.
Messi’s private jet and yacht (Credits: Twitter and MARCA)
The number 10 is highlighted on the tail of the plane, resembling Messi’s iconic jersey number. Moreover, the steps of the plane contain the names of Messi and his family members. He also has his private jet, the Maiora Seven C, valued at around $13 million. The yacht has several striking features such as a VIP room, kayaks, and wave runners.
Lionel Messi’s hotel chain
Lionel Messi has also ventured into the business of hotel chains since 2017. The former FC Barcelona star’s hotel chain, MIM Hotels, is managed by the Majestic Hotel Group. His chain now features six different hotels according to a report by MARCA.
Lionel Messi ‘Ordered To Demolish’ His Luxury Barcelona Hotel For Not Meeting The Required Building Standard.
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The MIM Hotels consist of Hotel MIM Sitges, Hotel MIM Ibiza, Hotel MIM Mallorca, Hotel MIM Baqueira, and Hotel MIM Andorra. The sixth hotel is located in Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande in Cadiz, Spain. However, Messi’s hotel in Barcelona had to be demolished due to issues with the length of the balconies