Neymar net worth and salary: Neymar is a Brazilian football (soccer) player who has a net worth of $90 million dollars. Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, commonly referred to as simply Neymar, was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil, and began playing football with his father, a former player. He showed real talent early on, and after his family relocated to Sao Vicente, he began playing for the youth team, Portuguesa Santista. From there, he was invited to join the youth academy of Santos FC. He then moved to Spain to train with the youth team of Real Madrid. At age 17, he made his senior debut with Santos FC, and scored his first goal during his second game. His first two seasons of senior player were excellent, but he gained a reputation for being difficult and for taking unnecessary dives. He apologized and got his act together. Since then, he has gone on to a very successful career. He played for Santos FC until 2013, when he moved to Barcelona FC. He has won numerous awards, including the South American Footballer of the Year Award in 2011.
Neymar Net Worth over time:
When Neymar was just 17 years old, he signed his first major contract with the Brazilian team Santos. This contract paid him $1.7 million per year. A year later, Santos attempted to lock Neymar down with a $20 million longer term contract extension. Neymar rejected the offer because he knew the competition in the Brazilian leagues would not be as good as the European leagues and would therefore hinder his chances at becoming the best player in the world. He did eventually sign a short term contract with Santos that paid him $4 million per year, but allowed him to seek new options in the meantime. In 2013, Neymar signed a $119 million contract with Barcelona. This mega deal will pay him an average of $15 million per year in salary. Neymar also earns an estimated $16 million per year from endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Konami and L'Oreal. That brings his total annual earnings to roughly $30 million.