Neymar Net Worth 2022 (Forbes) – Salary, Income, Earnings

Neymar Net Worth 

Neymar has an estimated net worth of $200 million. Brazilian soccer prodigy Neymar has lived up to lofty expectations with his play for FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. He earns most of his income from his career as a football player and brand endorsements. 

Neymar drew attention at a young age for his impressive soccer abilities. As a teenager, he became a star for Santos FC, winning four consecutive Player of the Year awards and becoming one of Brazil’s most popular public figures. Neymar moved to Europe to join FC Barcelona for the start of the 2013-14 season, where he quickly established himself as a fixture for a club that had won numerous domestic and international titles. After leading Brazil’s men to their first Olympic gold medal in 2016, the star forward moved to Paris Saint-Germain the following year.

To calculate the net worth of Neymar, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Neymar
Net Worth: $200 Million
Monthly Income: $5 Million
Annual Salary: $78 Million
Source of Wealth: Football player

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Early Life

When Did Neymar First Start Playing Soccer?

Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. was born in Mogi das Cruzes, So Paulo, Brazil, on February 5, 1992. Neymar, the son of a former professional soccer player, grew up playing street games and futsal, an indoor version of the game. He joined the Portuguesa Santista youth club in 1999 and quickly became one of the country’s most highly regarded young talents.

Rising Star

At the age of 11, Neymar joined Santos FC’s youth system. At the age of 14, he was offered the chance to continue his development with Real Madrid C.F., but the Santos team’s management reportedly convinced him to stay with a large bonus.

Neymar debuted for Santos in 2009 and lived up to the hype by winning the league’s Best Young Player award. He became a full-fledged star in 2010, helping Santos win the league and Copa do Brasil titles on his way to the first of three consecutive scoring titles and four consecutive Player of the Year awards. That season, he also made his senior national team debut and debuted a Mohawk-style haircut, which quickly gained popularity among younger fans.

In 2011, the flashy forward scored the FIFA Goal of the Year, propelling Santos to their first Copa Libertadores title in 48 years. However, he began to feel the backlash that comes with celebrity. Neymar was chastised in the media for his performance during Brazil’s quarterfinal loss in the 2011 Copa America tournament, as well as for fathering a child out of wedlock.

On his 20th birthday in 2012, Neymar scored his 100th professional goal, and he finished the year with a career-high total of 43. Although Santos won its third straight league title, the young star was once again chastised when Brazil lost the gold-medal game at the 2012 Summer Olympics to an underdog Mexico team.

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From Santos FC to FC Barcelona

In May 2013, Neymar announced his move to FC Barcelona, a powerful club that included superstar Argentine striker Lionel Messi and several members of the Spanish national team.

Soon after, the wunderkind silenced many of his detractors by leading Brazil to victory in the 2013 Confederations Cup, indicating his readiness to face greater expectations on the international stage.

2014 World Cup Injury

Neymar shone in his home country of Brazil during the 2014 World Cup, but his career was cut short before the finals. On July 4, 2014, just minutes before Brazil’s quarterfinal match against Colombia, Neymar was carried off the field in tears after breaking a bone in his back as a result of a challenge by Colombian defender Juan Zuniga. Brazil’s World Cup hopes were dashed when they were defeated 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals, despite the absence of their star player.

Overseas Success in Spain

Neymar lived up to his hype with Barcelona, providing the club with yet another gifted all-around talent. During the 2014-15 season, he scored 39 goals, helping the club win the coveted treble by winning the league, domestic cup, and European Cup. The following year, one week after Barcelona won La Liga, he scored in extra time to help the club win the Copa Del Rey for the second time.

2016 Olympics and 2018 World Cup

Despite his individual brilliance, Neymar faced the question of whether he could lead his teammates to international glory. He was suspended for the 2015 Copa America, effectively ending Brazil’s chances of a long run. The following year, he sat out the tournament to rest and recover for the 2016 Rio Olympics, a decision that paid dividends: the star player scored several key goals to propel his team forward before converting the game-winning penalty kick to give Brazil its first men’s soccer gold medal.

The Brazilians faced high expectations once again heading into the 2018 World Cup, but Neymar’s return from a broken foot wasn’t enough, as a tense quarterfinal match against Belgium ended in a 2-1 loss.

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Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in August 2017 after a contentious transfer. His time with the French club began promisingly, but he suffered a broken foot that ended his season after 30 games. The following season, Neymar suffered another foot injury, but he recovered in time to help his club win the Ligue 1 title.

Controversies 

Neymar, who was already known for his on-field antics, came under fire for his behavior during his second season with PSG. He was suspended for three games in the Champions League after criticizing the officials following a Champions League loss to Manchester United in March. After another defeat the following month, Neymar got into an altercation with a fan who was insulting the PSG players.

A woman accused Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel room in late May, while he was in Brazil preparing for the Copa America. To prove his innocence, Neymar released a series of private messages and intimate photos between them to show that their relationships were consensual.

Son

Neymar and his ex-girlfriend Carolina Dantas welcomed a son, David Lucca, in August 2011.

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