When FC Barcelona announced that Lionel Messi was leaving the club, no one could believe it. After more than two decades together, it looked like we would never see the Argentine star with another uniform. Therefore, it's safe to say everyone was shocked.
Flash-forward to today, and it seems like that was decades ago. Messi has just entered his second season with Paris Saint-Germain, but so many things have happened last season that people sometimes forget that.
Leo's first year in Paris didn't go as expected, as he struggled to settle in the Ligue 1 while PSG left much to be desired in the UEFA Champions League. Messi is now in the final season of his contract.
Lionel Messi's contract with PSG
Messi signed a two-year deal with PSG in the summer of 2021 after running out of contract at FC Barcelona. According to L'Equipe, Messi makes $47 million gross per year, while Le Parisien have also said his salary would be between $41 million and $47 million.
After taxes, his annual wage (considering the reported $47m) would be reduced to $41 million, making him one of the top earners at Paris Saint-Germain alongside his close friend Neymar.
How much does Lionel Messi make a week?
Considering the reported $41 million salary, Messi would make around $3.5 million per month. That would make it almost $860,000 a week; $123,000 a day; nearly $5,125 per hour; $85 per minute; or $1.41 per second.