Neymar Jr. Net Worth 2015
Full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
Date of birth: 5th February, 1992
Place of birth: Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil
Total Net Worth: $80 Million
Net Worth 2015: $33.6 Million
Barcelona Salary: $17.6 Million
Endorsements: $16 Million
Current Agent: Wagner Ribeiro
Neymar Jr Net Worth
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, or Neymar Jr. or just Neymar in short to the world, is one of the most popular football players of today. He plays for the national football team of Brazil where he is the captain, and he is also on the Spanish club named FC Barcelona. He plays as a forward or winger. Born at Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo in Brazil on February 5, 1992, he is one of the highest paid footballers of today. So let us consider Neymar Jr. Net Worth 2015.
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One of the best prospects of Football from Latin America, 22-year old Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. is also counted as one of the most skillful soccer player of modern times. He is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and displayed some amazing performance in last year’s 2014 FIFA World Cup. As calculated to the Forbes list of richest players, Neymar earned a total of $33.6 million in the last season of soccer. He made a total income of $17.6 million as his salary from his club. Neymar Jr. also earned $16 million in total from his endorsements of many globally recognized brands and companies. Besides the active contribution by Neymar’s father regarding his decision making about his finance, Wagner Ribeiro is also serving as his current agent.
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Neymar signed his first major contract when he was just 17 years old which paid him approximately $1.7 million per year as his salary by the reputed Brazilian team Santos. He eventually signed a contract extension where his salary increased by Santos which paid him $4 million per year. In 2013, Neymar signed a $124 million worth contract with Spanish club Barcelona. The contract value is $50 million more than originally reported by the media. Over the course of the next five years of his contract, Neymar will get $74 million in salary and also had $13 million signing bonus. He also earns in millions from several of his famous endorsements that include Castrol, Police sunglasses and L’Oreal. Neymar’s yearly income of approximately $32 million is quite breathtaking for a 22-year old soccer star.
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Legendary former Brazilian footballer Pele once commented that he is “an excellent player”, while talking about the future prospect of Neymar. Besides another great player of modern times Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was also selected to appear in the covers of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2013. Neymar was featured in the cover of TIME magazine while becoming the first Brazilian ever to achieve that feat in February 2013. He was named as the most marketable athlete on the planet by the SportsPro magazine in May 2013. Neymar achieved the highest place of the list by defeating many of the globally renowned athletes such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Rory McIlroy and Usain Bolt.
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His club Santos rejected a £12 million bid by the English Premier League club West Ham United for Neymar in 2010. The club Santos again rejected his offer later from Chelsea, another EPL club, which was rumored to be worth £20 million. Neymar, after the rejection of his club, once stated, “I’m focused only on Santos”. But his agent Wagner Ribeiro on a contrary stated, “He wants to become the best player in the world. The chances of him doing that while playing in Brazil are zero.” In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Neymar admitted while talking about Chelsea’s interest in him that it was a “dream” of his “to play in Europe”, a year after the incident.
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In 2003 when he moved with his family to São Vicente, Neymar Jr. first started his football career while playing for youth side Portuguesa Santista. The Neymar family eventually moved to Santos in late 2003. He then eventually joined the Brazilian club Santos FC. A house next to the Vila Belmiro was the first property that Neymar’s family bought after his amazing success of his youth football career and growing income. The living standard of his family was started to drastically improve when Neymar was earning 10,000 reais per month at the age of just 15. Neymar, by the age of 16, was earning 125,000 reais per month. After he signed a full professional contract with Santos, he was selected to play in the first team of Santos. Eventually Neymar started receiving several sponsorships after this contract.
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While talking about Neymar, Former Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano stated, “I like Neymar a lot. Many of his individual actions result in a goal and often it’s a move that only seems to be happening with him on the pitch.” Brazilian legend Pele while talking about Neymar’s diving when tackled stated on the contrary, “He is a player with a body that can’t take a lot of hits. A lot of times he will fall because he can’t do anything else, but he was overdoing it,” and also added, “Even when he is fouled, he can’t make a spectacle out of it.” FC Barcelona soccer star Xavi while addressing his fellow teammate Neymar once said “(he) is a great player, has a very good attitude, and will go on to be the best player in the world.”
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Neymar was raised a Christian and while talking about his faith towards Christianity stated “Life only makes sense when our highest ideal is to serve Christ,” and also reportedly tithes his income to his church. In August 2011, Neymar became a father to a baby boy with his ex-girlfriend Carolina Dantas at the age of just 19. His son David Lucca was born in São Paulo but Neymar is not in a relationship with David’s mother Carolina. Neymar Jr. said “I cried when I learned that I would be his father. At first, I felt fear. Then joy. It is a new responsibility and I am now enjoying it,” while talking about his son David. He also signified David’s birth as “2.8 kilograms of pure happiness”.
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Neymar Jr. in March 2011 has signed an 11-year contract with globally recognized American sportswear company Nike. Electronics Company Panasonic then signed a contract worth of US$2.4 million for two year with him on the same month. Neymar eventually started to sign various endorsement contracts with several reputed companies that include Ambev, Tenys Pé Baruel, Volkswagen, Claro, Lupo, Unilever and Santander. He earns an estimated €20 million in total on a yearly basis from all of his endorsement. Neymar’s own personal brand logo was created by the advertising agency Loducca in November 2012. While featuring the N, J and R, the logo designed for him derived from his name Neymar Junior. The “N” in his newly created logo was styled to match his jersey number 11.
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Neymar reached 48.6 million Facebook fans in October 2014 and created huge sensation in popular social media by his polished skill and growing talent. Behind only to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Beckham, he achieved the fourth highest social media rank in the world among athletes. Neymar was featured with supermodel Gisele Bündchen on the front cover of Vogue’s Brazilian edition in June 2014 to mark the World Cup organized in Brazil. The famous Brazilian cartoonist Mauricio de Sousa in April 2013 has created and released a Monica’s Gang comic book while featuring a much younger version of Neymar Jr. as the main character.
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Neymar Jr. is well known as an icon for promoting a particular modern Brazilian pop music called Música sertaneja. The video of Neymar in which he dances in front of teammates in the Santos locker room to the tune of Michel Teló’s hit “Ai se eu te pego!” got amazing number of hits in a couple of days and became viral on the social media. Neymar also appeared live in one of the concert with Teló. Neymar also appeared live on renditions of Gusttavo Lima’s hits “Balada” and “Fazer Beber” with the singer. In 2012, Neymar again made a cameo appearance with João Lucas & Marcelo in the music video of their super hit sertanejo song called “Eu Quero Tchu, Eu Quero Tcha”. In 2013, he appeared with MC Guimê on a rap music video called “País do Futebol”.
Neymar is now a very popular footballer, known all over the world for not just his incredible skill but also his fun attitude and his crazy hairstyles. Fans are hopeful that he will create some greater moments in football than he already has, and will give much more to remember him by.
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