The much-anticipated move of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain is nearly completed as the French soccer giant has paid the record-breaking transfer fee to Spanish side Barcelona.
Neymar has been compared to Pelé and some believe he can be even better than Lionel Messi.
While that is debatable, what is not up for debate is that Neymar is now the highest-paid footballer in the world and he is also one of the world’s most marketable athletes.
This all adds up to big contracts and a lavish lifestyle that includes boats, cars, and a famous on-again, off-again girlfriend. This is fitting for one of the biggest stars in the world’s most popular sport.
In addition to the record $263 million (€222 million) transfer fee, PSG will reportedly pay Neymar $53 million (€45 million) per year, making him the highest-paid footballer in the world.
Neymar was the first footballer to have his own custom-made Air Jordan soccer cleats. While the left boot has the numbers 10 (his number with Brazil) and 11 (his club number), the right boot has the No. 23, something Neymar requested as an homage to Michael Jordan.
He was named Eurosport's 'Most Marketable Athlete' for 2013, the second straight year he topped the list.
Neymar is even commanding cameos in Hollywood movies as he had a small role in 'XXX: Return of Xander Cage.'
Neymar has expensive taste and his list of extravagent purchases includes an $8 million yacht that also costs $120,000 per year to maintain.
He also has a vast car collection that includes a Porsche Panamera Turbo with a price tag of $400,000-550,000.
Neymar is also a big fan of Gaga Milano watches. He once spent about US$180,000 in one visit to a Gaga Milano boutique in Tokyo. That later turned into an endorsement deal.
Source: Gaga Milano
Neymar's most recognisable expense is with him wherever he goes. Maintaining this hairstyle cannot be cheap.
Although recently, he has gone with what appears to be a more natural look, like when he was spotted at the NBA Finals sitting alongside Lewis Hamilton.
Neymar has one son, Davi Lucca, from a previous relationship. Neymar reportedly pays $15,000 per month in child support.
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