Ligue 1: Helicopters and Bored Monkeys: The Neymar Empire

Neymar is not only a superstar in Brazil. The Brazilian is known everywhere – and that’s why he makes a lot of money, which he’s happy to spend again.

The most expensive soccer player in the world is still Neymar if you look at the pure transfer fee: the Brazilian switched from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 for 222 million euros. The Brazilian now earns his money there – but not exclusively.

Because the offensive player is one of the most famous football faces in the world alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – and that brings him a lot of money from numerous advertising deals.

He then likes to reinvest the income in a considered manner. SPOX looks at the great Neymar empire.

The mega salary at PSG

Neymar has been playing for PSG for five and a half years now – and he’s being paid excellently for it. With the French, he should earn three million euros – per month. With his estimated annual salary of 36 million euros, he is one of the best-earning kickers in the world. And the good thing for Neymar: his contract in the French capital runs until 2025.

Neymar as omnipresent advertising face

Neymar was from Forbes Magazine once described as the only footballer who earns more off the field than on it. Whether this is still the case is questionable in view of the mega salary in Paris, but one thing is clear: Neymar has the most advertising deals of all kickers.

He is said to also collect 30 million euros from all sponsorship deals, including globally known companies such as Budweiser or the call-of-duty manufacturer Activision, but also smaller companies such as Mister Potato chips (pictured).

Puma replaces Nike as Neymar kit supplier

At the end of 2020, Neymar surprisingly switched from Nike to Puma. Since then, the German company has been the outfitter of the Brazilian, who of course also got his own shoe collection. He currently plays in the Puma Future Ultimate DNA.

According to media reports, Puma can cost the deal 25 million euros per year.

The villa in Brazil

Neymar invested his money in Brazil, among other things, in the Casa Genesis II. According to media reports, he secured this villa for three million euros – and can now look forward to a garage for 20 cars, a squash court and a glass elevator.

Two private jets…

Who treats themselves to a private jet when they can have two? That’s probably what Neymar thought too, who not only gets a Cessna Citation Sovereign 680 through his agency. He also owns an Embraer Phenom 100 (pictured) branded with his logo.

… and its own helicopter

There is also another flying object: the Airbus H145 helicopter has even been modified according to Neymar’s wishes in order to look similar to the Batcopter. Price for the helicopter: around 14 million euros.

Neymar buys two bored monkeys

Neymar spent more than a million dollars to secure two NFTs from the “Bored Ape Yacht Club” collection. Afterwards, he proudly presented the digital works of art on twitter.

However, the tokens were not the best investment in January 2022: due to the ensuing crisis in cryptocurrencies, the two are now only worth a fraction of the money invested.

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