Star footballer Lionel “Leo” Messi recently made headlines with his emotional departure from Spain’s FC Barcelona, and the quick decision to sign with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). With that, football fans the world over have been reminded of Messi’s incredible career – and just how much he is worth. Efforts by Barcelona to re-register the all-time great were in vain, their current financial constraints meaning they could no longer afford to keep him. And so, after 20 years with the club, Messi left for Paris. According to Forbes , his new deal with PSG earns him roughly US$76 million a year, a sum that’ll likely ensure he stays in the top three of the world’s highest-paid soccer players. Among athletes as a whole, he sits at No 2 on Forbes ’ 2021 list with an estimated US$97 million income from playing (before his move), and US$33 million from endorsements, investments and other deals on top. But how does Messi spend his millions? We take a quick glimpse at his luxurious life off the field. Jake Paul’s lavish life: how the YouTube sensation splashes his US$20 million fortune New team, new watch In a truly momentous event in the sporting world, Messi arrived in Paris to greet the fans of his new team, signing a contract with PSG while wearing a white T-shirt reading “ Ici c’est Paris (This is Paris)”, and a Rolex Yacht-Master. Estimated to be worth about US$27,300, according to Robb Report , his luxury watch of choice is the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master, ref. 126655, a valuable and historic piece to mark this important football occasion. A crazy car collection – and a private jet The “Atomic Flea” – as he is known in Spain – goes big on cars, and he was once even rumoured to have bought a 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Spider Scaglietti, tagged as the “world’s most expensive car”, for roughly US$37 million at auction. He later denied this, however. The Football Lovers website lists his car collection as including a Ferrari F430 Spider, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Maserati Gran Turismo MC Stradale, Mini Cooper and three Audis. 8 of the sweetest whips in basketball legend LeBron’s epic car collection And on days when fast cars just won’t do? Messi can opt to transport his family via his US$15 million 2004 Gulfstream V private jet . It’s known for the No 10 on its tail and the names of his wife Antonella and their children – Thiago, Ciro and Mateo – on the plane’s steps. According to Soccer Gator, the luxury jet includes two kitchens and bathrooms, and can accommodate up to sixteen passengers. From football star to hotelier Among Messi’s hefty investments are several hotels, although his home remains one of the most premium properties of all. Located 26km (16 miles) outside Barcelona, in the exclusive, no-fly zone suburb of Castelldefels, his mansion boasts views of the Catalan mountains and the nearby beach. According to Architectural Digest , the property includes a football pitch, pool, indoor gym, playground, theatre and spa. In 2018, they estimated it to be worth about US$7 million. Diamonds are a man’s best friend? Why men are upping their bling game View this post on Instagram A post shared by Leo Messi (@leomessi) The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is also a hotelier and, according to Goal.com, has a 77-bedroom, four-star hotel in Sitges, about 42km (26 miles) from Barcelona and close to the beach. It has a rooftop sky bar, a pool and panoramic views of the town and the Mediterranean Sea. The same source also mentions Messi’s owning hotels in island destinations Ibiza and Mallorca, as well as a ski resort in Andorra. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .