Elite athlete, millionaire income and ultra-luxury cars is a formula that is met almost mathematically. Almost everyone acquires their favorite vehicles with the click of a finger. And that is the curiosity that we wanted to solve: how much effort does it cost the main sports idols to acquire their whims on wheels? How many days or hours of work? Come and see …

Compare models, prices, equipment, financing, insurance … buying a car is an arduous task when we have to assess the investment. The athletes do not have those problems. They select what they like and extend a check. End of the problem

Yes, they work like everyone else to pay for their wishes. Like everyone? Well, at least not in time, due to its high income. So the question is: how much time do the best paid athletes spend to pay for their most expensive whims on wheels? A question that has been asked by the sports betting company, based on the list of athletes best paid in 2018 of Forbes magazine, has analyzed according to their income and hours of work the real time it has cost them to pay their means of transportation ‘preferred.




Messi, the most ‘hard-working’

The one who, according to this analysis, has worked the most to buy his favorite car has been Lionel Messi. Of course, this result is based on a premise that could not be contrasted, since it attributes to the soccer player the most expensive purchase of a car in the history of the automotive industry. We talked about the Ferrari 335 S Spider Scagliettis in 2016 for a total of 32,100,000 euros and that the purchase was rumored by the Barcelona player. This, according to his style and common sense, did not deny or affirm the greatest, but the laughter that entered him live when asked did not indicate an excess of reliability of the information. According to that, and to the annual income that Forbes attributes to him of 99,200,000 euros, he would have had to work a total of 118.11 days, approximately one third of the season. Add the caveat that these revenues are only the figures of your contract, without extras from concepts such as image or advertising or other businesses, which are much more difficult to know.

Otra suposición de Better Collective es la de que Cristiano Ronaldo habría comprado el Bugatti La Voiture Noire, el Bugatti más exclusivo del mundo del que sólo se está construyendo una unidad y que se presentó en el pasado Salón de Ginebra. La Voiture Noire ha costado la friolera de 11.036.900 euros, según informó el fabricante francés. Los ingresos atribuidos al exmadridista serían de 96.600.000 euros (no llegar a la cifra de Messi podría haber sido una de las causas de su abandono del club blanco) y el esfuerzo en tiempo que le habría supuesto es también inferior: sólo 41,70 días o un total de mil horas.


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