Lionel Messi Reportedly Makes $168 Million/ Year, Makes More In Yearly Salary Than LeBron James, Patrick Mahomes, And Mike Trout combined.

Global soccer superstar Lionel Messi is the highest-paid athlete and it’s not even close.

Over the weekend, Spanish newspaper El Mundo got their hands on Messi’s contract and it’s absolutely massive.

According to El Mundo’s report, Messi signed a 4-year €555,237,619 back in 2017 with an annual salary of €138 million which includes various bonuses.

Messi’s contract translates to $674 million and about $168 million/year in US dollars.

Messi’s $168 million annual salary is higher than the combined salaries of Mike Trout ($35 million), Patrick Mahomes ($45 million), and LeBron James ($39 million).