- Lionel Messi reportedly owns 13 luxurious cars totalling a staggering £28 million (about KSh 4.2 billion)
- The Argentine star is ranked the number one sports man with the most valuable car collection ahead of fierce rival Cristiano Ronaldo
- Messi’s 1957 Ferrari 355 S is among the most expensive rides in his garage, with the set of wheels which he purchased in 2016 estimated to be worth around £23-24million
Argentina legend Lionel Messi has emerged as the number one man with the most valuable car collection in the world of sports.
Drive Tribe are reporting that among the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s car collection is a magnificent 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider Scaglietti.
Renowned athletes around the world have always faced criticisms over the lavish spending on exotic cars, but Messi seems to know what he is doing.
According to ManySpins.com - a website that specializes in online games and slots – a recent research shows that Messi takes the number one position when it comes to cars owned by sporting personalities.
The report said:
“His (Messi) car collection currently comprises 13 cars, with a total value of £28,169,068 about (KSh 4.2 billion), and tops the list ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in second place (19 vehicles, £18million), with F1 champion Lewis Hamilton in third place, with nine cars worth £12.4million.”
Completing the top five are boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Brazilian superstar Neymar.
Despite being the highest paid athlete, Conor McGregor is placed in ninth position
The report further claims that Messi’s 1957 Ferrari 355 S alone which he purchased in 2016 for €28m (£22m at the time) is now worth around £23-24million.
A look at Cristiano Ronaldo's car collection
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo keeps no fewer than 22 exotic cars in his garage and has always taken time to flaunt them on social media.
TUKO.co.ke reported CR7’s Bugatti Chiron is priced around $2.5 million as it remains one of the most powerful rides in the world at the moment.
CR7’s Bugatti Chiron is priced around $2.5 million as it remains one of the most powerful rides in the world at the moment.
The luxurious car can reach a maximum speed of about 418km per hour as it is fitted with a W16, 8L engine and 1,500 horsepower.