Apart from being the highest paid Barcelona player during his time at Barcelona, Lionel Messi was also the highest earner in the world of football. However, since leaving Camp Nou in 2021, the Argentine has passed the torch to another player. Here, find out all about it.
There has been great success for Martin Braithwaite in the field in previous years. Braithwaite played for Middlesbrough in the Championship at the start of 2019.
Before joining Leganes, the striker scored just three goals in 17 appearances. When his contract expired, he moved to Barcelonaone of the most prestigious teams in the world.
Activating his €18m release clause in February 2020, the Blaugrana signed the Denmark international as an emergency signing from Leganes. There are rumors the 31-year-old is paid 4 million euros per year, even if it is far from being the striker’s main source of income.
Richest Barcelona player since 2021-22 season
Barcelona richest player has been none other than Martin Braithwaite since Lionel Messi left last summer, according to a Forbes study, reported by the Spanish newspaper Mark. Many people are surprised by this considering that Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets earn more money than him at Barcelona.
So how did Braithwaite make so much money? In 2017, the striker and his uncle, Philip Michael, invested $850,000 in a company called NYCE Companies. Together they own $250 million in real estate in the New York, Philadelphia, Jersey City and San Antonio areas, and are well known in those cities.
In recent years, the company has grown considerably. He was rated at $10 million at the end of last year. Over the past two years, it has grown from $250 million to over $300 million in assets under management. BT, a Danish property company, announced in 2021 that it had 1,500 units under construction, with another 500 planned.
To top it off, the Dane and his partner Anne-Laure Louis have their own clothing line called Trente and are well known in the fashion industry in France. It should be noted that Gave, one of his restaurants in Barcelona, is another source of income for him. The Catalan club’s biggest earner at the moment is now trying to use his position to increase the number of billionaires in the dark-skinned community in the United States.