The Welsh tremendous footballer, Gareth bale is famous for his great speed, stamina, and goal striking abilities. The professional footballer plays as a winger for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
He also plays for Wales national football team and, led the team to the Euro cup and World cup. He is currently the only Welsh footballer to score the most goals for the national team.
Gareth Bale has gained fame since beginning his professional football career in 2007. This fame has helped him accumulate an incredible amount of wealth.
Let’s take a look at Gareth Bale’s net worth, salary, and endorsements.
Gareth Bale Net Worth in 2021
Bale has been turning heads playing for Tottenham Hotspur and, is currently one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. Gareth bale has accumulated a net worth of roughly $145 million. Forbes listed Bale as 8th in the list of highest-paid athletes in 2020. As per Forbes, he earned $29 million in 2020, of which salary was $23 million, and endorsements comprised $6 million.
How much is the salary of Gareth Bale?
Bale earns €692,660 a week in his salary, half of which is split between Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur, where he is currently on loan. He earns around €8.4 million every season, excluding bonuses and winnings, and currently earns about $25 million in annual salary.
Tottenham Hotspur paid the Welsh footballer $97,000 in weekly salary before he decided to join Real Madrid in 2013. The world-record transfer fee of 100 million euros is said to be even higher than the transfer fee of Cristiano Ronaldo. Bale was being paid $19.4 million per year with real Madrid before going on a loan for Tottenham spur.
Bale’s five-year contract extension deal with Real Madrid will expire in 2022. This deal stipulates an annual income of $33 million in salary excluding bonus, making him one of the most handsomely paid athletes on the planet. However, Real Madrid loaned him off to Spurs in 2020/21, but the club is looking to bring Bale back to Madrid for next season (2021-2022).
Gareth Bale Earnings from Endorsements
Bale makes approximately $9 million in endorsements each year. He earned $6million in 2020 from endorsements and sponsorship deals with different brands.
The Welsh winger earned $25.8 million from a six-year deal with sports giant Adidas in 2014. Bale is also the face of a Japanese soft drink brand which is set to earn him $5.2 million.
He also has had numerous sponsorships deals with Nissan Motor, Konami and Foot Locker, EA Sports, Simba Sleep, Sony, and BT Sports.
He also owns a company named Primesure Limited, which owns and manages his image rights. Being the good son that he is, he named his parents to a 40% stake in the company and 60% as his own.
Bale has a massive following of 43.7 million and is reportedly raking in as much as $185,000 per sponsorship post. This makes him the second-highest paid Briton on Instagram, second only to the legendary David Beckham.
Bale began his professional career at Southampton and moved to Tottenham in 2007 for a transfer fee of 7 million pounds. Gareth bale made his name playing for the English football club. He also won a bunch of titles including PFA Players’ Player of the year, UEFA Team of the Year (2011-2013). He was also the FWA Footballer of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season 2013.
Gareth transferred to Real Madrid in 2013 on a transfer fee of 100 million pounds – breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer fee record.
At Real, Bale has won multiple accolades. His titles include two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, three UEFA Super Cups, and three Club World Cups.
In 2016, Bale signed a contract extension worth $33 million annually. This contract is intended to keep him with the Spanish club until 2022. After a series of conflict-ridden years at Real, Bale transferred back to Tottenham in 2020 on loan. However, the star return to Spain for a 2021-2022 season is expected.