Kylian Mbappe: “PSG allowed me to play with some of the best in history, some of the greatest champions.” Image via @Intermiamicfhub on X

Mbappe’s millions: Inside his staggering earnings

Kylian Mbappe’s lucrative move to Real Madrid: Exploring his earnings, net worth, and comparison to other sports stars.


Kylian Mbappe: “PSG allowed me to play with some of the best in history, some of the greatest champions.” Image via @Intermiamicfhub on X

Kylian Mbappe, the French football sensation, is on the brink of joining Real Madrid following his announcement to leave Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) last week. During his seven-year stint at PSG, Mbappe won six league titles, although the club fell short of winning the Champions League, losing the 2020 final to Bayern Munich.

Last summer, Mbappe made his intention to leave PSG clear and was subsequently left out of the team’s pre-season trip to Asia.

Despite interest from Premier League clubs and a record-breaking offer from Saudi club Al Hilal, which included a €300m transfer fee and a €700m salary package, Mbappe had his heart set on joining Real Madrid, the club he idolised as a child.

Earnings at PSG

Throughout his time at PSG, Mbappe has amassed a substantial fortune. When he first arrived on loan from Monaco in 2017, he earned €18m per year.

After France’s World Cup triumph in 2018, his salary nearly doubled to €32m. In 2022, amid transfer links to Real Madrid, PSG offered him a new contract with a salary of €72m, a €180m signing-on bonus spread over three years, and an annual €70m loyalty payment.

In his final two years at PSG, Mbappe earned a staggering €400m, with his total earnings at the club estimated to be around €600m (£515m) before tax.

Mbappe’s Expected Earnings at Real Madrid

Although the transfer has not been officially announced, Mbappe’s move to Real Madrid is widely anticipated. Reports suggest that he will take a significant pay cut compared to his PSG wages, with an expected annual salary of at least €15m per season, along with a €150m signing-on bonus.

Mbappe’s camp is also considering the potential increase in his marketing value once he joins the world’s most famous football club.

Real Madrid’s financial challenges have been well-documented in recent years, and the club cannot afford to pay the wages offered by PSG or Saudi Arabian clubs.

However, Mbappe’s move to the Bernabeu is expected to boost his own marketing potential, as he will be following in the footsteps of iconic players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Kaka, and Ronaldo Nazario.

Mbappe’s Net Worth Compared to Other Sports Stars

Mbappe’s current net worth is estimated to be around €160m, which is considerably lower than that of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, both of whom have a net worth of approximately €600m.

However, Mbappe has many years ahead of him to close the gap. In comparison to other sports stars, Mbappe’s net worth is closer to that of Rory McIlroy and Conor McGregor, while still lagging behind the likes of LeBron James, Tom Brady, and Tiger Woods, whose off-field earnings have significantly contributed to his €800m net worth.

As Mbappe prepares to join a star-studded cast at the Bernabeu Stadium, which includes Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Jr, football fans eagerly await the official confirmation of his move to Real Madrid in the coming weeks.