Dressage rider Kasprzak has net worth bigger than Ronaldo and Messi combined

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo might be global mega-stars known the world over, but their net worths lag way behind that of obscure Danish dressage rider Anna Kasprzak.

Kasprzak, 31, represented Denmark at the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal in London when she finished fourth in the team competition.

Ronaldo and Messi, on the other hand, are the two greatest footballers of their generation, winning countless titles and individual awards across the last two decades.

Daily Star Sport has taken a look at the full career earnings and net worth of all three sports stars to find out how they compare.

Cristiano Ronaldo net worth

Placed third on Forbes' 2021 list of the world's highest-paid athletes, Ronaldo collected a cool £88million in the previous year.

That number can be split into a mammoth £51million salary and £37million in endorsements.

Those endorsements include a life-time partnership with Nike, plus deals with the likes of Herbalife, Tag Heuer and Clear Haircare.

A five-time Ballon d'Or winner, in 2020 Ronaldo became the first active team-player to surpass $1 billion in career earnings.

The 36-year-old is also on Forbes' overall long-list between 2010 and 2019, putting him second only to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Taking all of that into account, the United striker's estimated net worth is somewhere around the £363million mark.

Anna Kasprzak net worth

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Despite being relatively unknown outside of dressage, Anna Kasprzak is technically one of the richest sportspeople on the planet.

However, her vast wealth, which is estimated by Forbes to be just shy of £950million, does not come from her horse-related exploits.

Kasprzak, along with her brother Andre and mother Hanni, owns popular Danish shoe manufacturer, ECCO.

According to the firm's website, she is member of the supervisory board.

ECCO's products are sold in 90 countries worldwide from more than 2,200 shops, while they also have an online presence.

As well as finishing 14th in the individual competition at the Rio Olympics, Kasprzak also operates a private dressage barn in Haderslev, Denmark.

Lionel Messi net worth

Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are defined by each other, so the Portuguese will not be pleased that his great rival was ranked second on Forbes' 2021 list of the highest paid athletes, one place above him.

According to the latest figures from Forbes, the Paris Saint-Germain ace takes home £95.5million-per-year.

That figure can be split into £71million in wages from his final season with La Liga giants Barcelona with a further £24million coming from endorsements.

The Argentine superstar has a branded shop in the Catalan capital and also has his own clothing line as well as a lifelong deal with Adidas.

Estimates put Messi's net worth at around £309million, slightly lower than Ronaldo, but still among the richest in the sports world.

Net worth comparison

Using the figures provided by Forbes, we can estimate that Messi and Ronaldo have a combined net worth of £672million – not bad by any means.

But that number is dwarfed by Kasprzak's net worth, which largely thanks to the family business, comes in at an eye-popping £946.9million.

Even with the combined might of the two best footballers on the planet, they stall fall almost £300million short of Kasprzak – for obvious reasons.

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