This is how much more Patrice Motsepe is worth than Barcelona’s Messi and Suarez

When FC Barcelona take the field against Mamelodi Sundownstheir starting line up will be a star-studded affair. But though the names of the players are known around the the world, their salaries are marginal compared to the wealth of Patrice Motsepe, Sundowns’ owner.

If Motsepe, the fourth richest man in South Africa worth an estimated $2.1 billion (R25.6 billion), were to step out among these global soccer superstars, they would look downright poor by comparison.

The match was hastily arranged, but there are hints that the likes of Lionel Messi (net worth R3.6 billion), and Luis Suarez (net worth R495 million) will be showing up.

Here is the fantasy money league standings.

FC Barcelona made $688 million (R11.3 billion) last year.

These are the highest paid players at Camp Nou, according to their annual salaries, ignoring bonuses and endorsement deals.

FC Barcelona’s highest paid stars

Messi R436.8 million

Suarez R254.8 million

Coutinho R208 million

Ousmane Dembélé R192.4 million

Sergio Busquets R156 million

Gerard Piqué R145.6 million

Andrés Iniesta R145.6 million

Ivan Rakitic R88.4 million

Paulinho R88.4 million

Jordi Alba R88.4 million

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