Messi is one of the most famous athletes on the planet and a constant at the top of the Forbes Rich List. The Argentinian icon joined Inter Miami after they agreed to give him a share of their franchise. But that’s not the main reason why the World Cup winner is on this list. No, it’s because of his deal with Saudi Arabia.
He agreed to become a cultural ambassador for the Gulf nation. In short, this means that they’ll pay him outrageous sums of money to say nice things about the country. Forget about their human rights abuses and medieval attitudes toward women. Messi sold his soul to the highest bidder and didn’t even need the money (via Fox Sports).