Manuel Neuer Net Worth

The Manuel Neuer net worth number of $52.8 million could change drastically if the Germany national team wins the UEFA Euro 2016. Neuer is the goalkeeper for the Germany national team and Bayern Munich. He has earned a total of $118.5 million in his life. That’s $59.4 million in salary and another estimated $25 million in endorsement deals, plus a $34 million transfer fee. Germany federal income tax slices out $53 million and expenses take another $17.8 million, with investments softening the blow by adding back $5 million. Neuer is an excellent goalie known for fast reflexes and accurate control of the ball. His Germany national team is in good position heading into their match against France on 7/7/16. Should they win the Euro 2016 championship, Neuer will likely see increases to his net worth in the form of future endorsement deals and salary boosts from Bayern Munich.

Manuel Neuer Net Worth Facts

Manuel Neuer Net Worth Facts
Manuel Neuer net worth$52,812,323
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The Manuel Neuer net worth total of $52.8 million has him lagging behind some top footballers. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each have about three times more money than Neuer. By a recent MoneyNation analysis, Ronaldo’s net worth is $167 million and Messi’s is $180 million. Neymar has 30% more net worth as Neuer with $75 million. Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has 32% less net worth than Neuer with $40 million. Stacked up against American pro athletes, Neuer’s net worth is 1/4th as big as NBA star LeBron James’ $223 million. Surprisingly, Neuer has twice as much money as NBA up-and-comer Steph Curry with $27 million. He has only a third of Kevin Durant’s net worth, but there is one key American celebrity that has a lot less money than Manuel Neuer. U.S. President Barack Obama has a calculated net worth of $3.4 million. That’s less than one fifteenth the size of Manuel Neuer’s net worth. Finally, vs the typical American family’s net worth of $68,000, the Manuel Neuer net worth sum is 777 times larger.

Manuel Neuer Net Worth Timeline

Manuel Neuer Net Worth Timeline

Manuel Neuer Net Worth by Year
Manuel Neuer net worth 2005$440,000
Manuel Neuer net worth 2006$894,520
Manuel Neuer net worth 2007$1,364,039
Manuel Neuer net worth 2008$2,289,052
Manuel Neuer net worth 2009$3,444,591
Manuel Neuer net worth 2010$4,638,263
Manuel Neuer net worth 2011$21,471,325
Manuel Neuer net worth 2012$25,219,879
Manuel Neuer net worth 2013$29,092,135
Manuel Neuer net worth 2014$34,292,176
Manuel Neuer net worth 2015$40,863,817
Manuel Neuer net worth 2016$52,812,323

Manuel Neuer Net WorthThe Manuel Neuer net worth journey started back in 2005. In that year, the legendary stopper signed a professional contract with Shalke 04, his hometown team. He had played non-professionally for Shalke since 1991. He moved to the starting position at age 20 and showed impressive skill. He was instrumental in helping his team advance to quarter finals in the UEFA Champions League where he was shortlisted as the UEFA Club Goalkeeper of the Year in 2007-08. In 2010 he was appointed captain. In 2011 he signed a five year contract with Bayern Munich, increasing his salary to $6.6 million a year. By this time he had begun to sign endorsement deals with major companies. By 2016 his football salary has reached his highest level yet at $16.5 million per year, with estimated endorsement earnings adding another $10 million. The big jump in the timeline above shows his transfer fee of $34 million in 2011, after taxes and agent fees. Considered the best goalie of the Euro 2016, Neuer’s net worth will likely continue to grow as his salary and earnings increase in future years.

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Manuel Neuer Net Worth Sources: Football Salary, Endorsement Deals

Manuel Neuer Net Worth from EndorsementsThe Manuel Neuer net worth numbers come from two main sources: his football salary for the Bayern Munich team and his endorsement deals. The table below breaks down career totals for each source. With $59.4 million in total salary, the 30 year old super stopper is just hitting his stride, nearly tripling his annual salary since 2015, thanks to a contract extension with the team that lasts through 2021. Endorsement deals chip in another $25 million and a transfer fee of $34 million for his switch to Bayern Munich rounds out his earnings. Including endorsements, the star player earned $26.5 million in 2016, which is nearly four times his average salary over the past several years. In May of 2016, Neuer tweeted his first ad for Head and Shoulders shampoo. Marketing analysts estimate that some big stars with twitter followings in the tens of millions can earn as much as $100,000 for a single tweet. With Neuer’s twitter following of under four million, the tweet below probably netted him somewhere around $15,000.

Manuel Neuer Net Worth Sources
Transfer Fee 2011$34,100,000
Total Manuel Neuer Earnings$118,500,000
Manuel Neuer Salary (average)$9,875,000
Manuel Neuer Salary 2016 (all sources)$26,500,000
Manuel Neuer Net Worth$52,812,323

Manuel Neuer Net Worth from Football Salary

Manuel Neuer salaryFootball contracts have added $59.4 million to the Manuel Neuer net worth number since 2005. Neuer’s five year contract with Bayern Munich, signed in 2011, guaranteed him $6.6 million per year. In 2015 he extended that contract for another six years, in exchange for a fat payout of $16.5 million per year. That salary rivals many NBA and NFL incomes. The details of Neuer’s contract with his first team, Schalke 04, were never made public. Estimates place his salary with that team at $1 million to $2 million per year from 2005 through 2010. When Neuer transferred to Bayern Munich in 2011, the team paid him a transfer fee of $34 million. That’s one of the biggest transfer fees in history for a footballer.

Is Neuer worth his current salary of $16.5 million? Judging by his performance, he may be. He has won the IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper Award three years running. With Germany, he won the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Golden Glove award as the best goalkeeper in that tournament.

Manuel Neuer Net Worth from Football Salary
YearEarnings (in Euro)Euro to USDEarnings (in USD)
Total Manuel Neuer Net Worth from Football Salary$59,400,000

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Manuel Neuer Net Worth from Endorsement Deals

Manuel Neuer net worth calculationsEndorsement deals are a big factor in any top footballer’s earnings. The Manuel Neuer net worth total owes some $25 million to endorsements. The goalie’s first big deal was with Nutella in 2009. Since then, he has signed deals with Allianz, Sony, Adidas and Coke Zero, with a 2016 Head and Shoulders contract as his most recent sponsor coup. His Coke Zero commercial is both hilarious and sad. Hilarious because it imagines Neuer as a normal cubicle worker in a day to day job. He talks about how much he enjoys being a valuable part of the team and says, in a bored, tired voice, that he concentrates fairly well in the required training meetings. He talks about his enjoyment of bowling with co-workers after hours. Near the end, he takes a sip of Coke Zero and is transported for a moment to an alternate reality where he’s not a cubicle drone but a world famous soccer star. The ad is sad because many of us watching it are cubicle drones. Then again, maybe in an alternate reality we’re world famous too and all we need is Coke Zero to tap into that.

Manuel Neuer Net Worth from Endorsements
YearEstimated Earnings
Total Manuel Neuer Net Worth from Endorsements$25,000,000

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Manuel Neuer Net Worth Calculations

While Neuer has earned over $118 million since 2005, the Manuel Neuer net worth figure is less than half that amount. That’s because taxes and expenses gobble up their share. The goalie’s top 45% Germany tax bracket has cost him $53.3 million. Expenses for cost of living, sports agent fees, endorsement agent fees and other payouts take another $17.8 million. Investments calculated at a conservative 6% per year add back $5.4 million. The table below rolls all of Neuer’s income sources into a single column. Adjustments are likewise added up, with taxes, expenses and investments in one column, shown by year.

Manuel Neuer Net Worth Calculations
YearManuel Neuer Total EarningsAdjustments for Tax, Expense, InvestmentManuel Neuer Net Worth
Manuel Neuer Net Worth Totals$118,500,000-$65,687,677$52,812,323

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Manuel Neuer net worth from transfer fees