From high-end cars to luxurious homes: 5 expensive items Lionel Messi has invested his money in
Lionel Messi hails from Argentina and has made a name for himself, playing in Barcelona. He holds the record for being the club's highest goal-scorer, besides maintaining numerous other records across. Consequently, it has made him one of the wealthiest footballers currently.
Argentine footballing sensation, Lionel Messi is someone who needs no introduction to the world of football. He has made a name for himself playing in Barcelona while holding various records to his name.
There is hardly anything left for him to achieve, from being the highest club goal-scorer to being a record six-time Ballon d'Or winner. Naturally, it has helped him earns millions of money in his career, as he even continues to do so.
But, what doe he do with all his money, and where does he invest it all? Typically, he leads a luxurious life, as we take a look at some of the expensive items he owns.
Copious cars: Be it any sportsperson, he has an interest in high-end vehicles. Same goes with Messi, who reportedly owns the world's most expensive car, 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Spider Scaglietti, which is worth $37 million. Other than that, he also owns Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale, Audi R8 Spyder v10 plus, along with Ferrari F430 Spider.
Deluxe homes: It is an essential thing to own for any human being. As for Messi, it is the same, which also happens to be a rich one. As of now, he owns a mansion in Bellamar, which is situated in the outskirts of Barcelona and is worth $2.1 million. The house has luxurious amenities, like a football pitch, theatre, as well as a spa. He is recently also working on another home, which is being built at the shape of a football.
Special jetliner: He is one of the footballers to own a private jet. He reportedly owns a 2004 Gulfstream V, worth $15 million. The amenities include two kitchens and two bathrooms, while he has personalised it with his jersey number, 10, along with the names of his family members on the staircase.
Theme Park: Now, this is new. Although it might not be considered adequate nowadays, Messi has a thing for China, as he owns a theme park in the country's Nanjing city. Named The Messi Experience Park, it allows visitors to be a part of Messi's lifestyle through the latest technologies. It was built for a whopping $200 million.
Charity: Just like any other top athlete, Messi also invests in charity, as he happens to be a goalball ambassador for UNICEF and had donated £315,000 in 2015. He