He's One Of The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World - But Just A Few Years Ago Neymar Was Broke

He's One Of The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World - But Just A Few Years Ago Neymar Was Broke

Nowadays Neymar and his family are sorted for generations to come, but this hasn’t always been the case!

According to Forbes, Neymar's fortune is now estimated at 64 million euros. But in 2012, while the prodigy was still developing at Santos, he found himself broke! Despite a salary of 6.4 million euros per season, the Brazilian didn’t stop spending. Between all the cars, houses and yachts, he found himself riddled with debt!

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Those around him pushed him to sign for a club in Europe to improve his financial situation, but Neymar wanted to stay in Santos until the 2014 World Cup, as he had promised. In the end, it was his transfer to Barcelona that would get him back in the black.

And for good reason: with 40 million euros in signing bonus paid to Neymar and his family, Barça had to be particularly generous in order to pry the gem from the hands of Real. These days, with a gross monthly salary of more than 3 million euros, we reckon that Neymar probably has plenty of cash to spare...

 

Max Crow
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