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Here are the most expensive gifts Messi bought for himself as he becomes 2nd billionaire in football (photos)

- Lionel Messi is currently the highest-earning footballer and the latest billionaire

- The Barcelona star has acquired a number of luxury things to make life comfortable for himself and his family

- Messi made a U-turn on his decision top quit Barcelona and will see out his contract until next summer

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Lionel Messi is the latest billionaire sportsman and the second among footballers after rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 33-year-old has made the eight digits playing for his boyhood club Barcelona and there is simply nothing Messi can not buy with his hard-earned money.

The Argentine who rakes in £98million pounds as total income every year will surely have the good things of life at the tip of his fingers.

Lionel Messi's most expensive buys are mansion, private jet, cars, hotel

Lionel Messi's most expensive buys are mansion, private jet, cars, hotel. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Messi's luxury mansion alone in the city Catalonia costs about $7m that comes equipped with a mini-football pitch, gym, spar and movie theatre.

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According to Business Insider, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner also rents a private jet in the tune of $15m, a property he could easily acquire with his massive pay-packet.

The jet which has his favourite No.10 short written on it and the names of his wife Antonella and his three boys Thiago, Mateo and Ciro written on the stairs.

The jet also has a kitchen, two bathrooms, and 16 seats that can be folded to make eight beds to accommodate more people.

The Sun also claims La Liga's top highest scorer ever rents a private yacht while taking his family on holiday and pays a reported $50,000-per-week.

Inside the luxury boat has four rooms and can host ten people conveniently. It also features a master suite, a VIP stateroom, two twin cabins, a Waverunner, two kayaks and a paddleboard.

Messi has a car collection worth over $3m including a Pagani Zonda, which is valued at $1,850,000, a Maserati GranTurismo that goes for $123,000.

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He also has a Ferrari F43 Spider worth $200,000 an Audi R8 V10 valued at $100,00 but he often seen with a Mini Cooper.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi is the fourth sportsman to have joined the billionaire club and the second footballer after rival Cristiano Ronaldo.

Forbes recently released Messi's earnings and the Barcelona star is way ahead of Ronaldo following his massive salary along with his numerous endorsements.

After making a U-turn in his Barcelona career, the 33-year-old would earn a fixed salary of $92m (£71m) which excludes bonuses for signing, staying and winning trophies, SportMail claim.

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