Lionel Messi’s 23-Year Old Teammate is Richer Than Him

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In the world of football, where fame and fortune often go hand in hand, the dynamics of wealth within a team can be intriguing. At Inter Miami, Lionel Messi may be the biggest name, but surprisingly, he is not the wealthiest player on the roster.

The honor goes to 23-year-old Leonardo Campana, hailing from a billionaire family in Ecuador.


Campana, who previously had ties with the Premier League’s Wolverhampton Wanderers (professional football club based in Wolverhampton), made a significant move to Inter Miami in January 2022. Despite his youth, Campana boasts a family fortune that surpasses even Messi’s substantial net worth.


Messi, a football icon and World Cup winner, is estimated to have a net worth of approximately $600 million, according to Forbes. His overall career earnings reached $1.28 billion in 2023, making him one of the highest-paid athletes globally. However, within the Inter Miami locker room, Campana takes the lead in terms of personal wealth.

The 23-year-old forward’s family background is nothing short of impressive. His father, Pablo Campana, a former professional tennis player, represented Ecuador at the 1996 Olympic Games before transitioning into a successful career in business and politics.


Pablo served as the Minister of Commerce in the Ecuadorian government from 2017 to 2019 and later founded Millenium S.A., a prominent real estate development company, where he currently holds the position of CEO.

Adding to the family’s financial success story is Campana’s grandmother, Isabel Noboa. A Harvard and University of London alumna, she is recognized as one of Ecuador’s leading businesswomen. Over the years, she has made strategic investments in real estate, industrial ventures, agriculture, tourism, and commercial enterprises, contributing significantly to the family’s impressive net worth.


According to reports, the Campana family’s combined wealth surpasses $1 billion, overshadowing Messi’s considerable fortune by a substantial margin. The revelation brings a unique dimension to Inter Miami, showcasing the diverse backgrounds and financial standings of its players.

Despite Messi’s stature as the most prominent figure in the club’s brief history, it is Campana who holds the title of the richest player at Inter Miami. The rising superstar in the football realm also has a girlfriend named Ariana Altuve, although they tend to keep their relationship private.


As Inter Miami – American professional soccer club – continues to make waves in the football world, the spotlight extends beyond the players’ skills on the field to the diverse stories of their personal backgrounds and financial achievements.

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