Antonela Roccuzzo’s Net Worth Forbes: How Much Money Does Messi’s Wife Make, Why Is She So Rich?

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As Argentina Influencer and Lionel Messi’s wife, Antonella Roccuzzo has made an impressive fortune with her net worth raking in millions of dollars.

Antonella Roccuzzo is an Argentinean model and influencer by profession.

She is well-known for being the wife of Argentinean soccer star Lionel Messi. Lionel Andrés Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for and captains the Argentina national team.

Antonella Roccuzzo is not your typical “WAG” (wives and girlfriends of footballers). She and Messi have been a couple since 2008, and are rumored to be engaged. Antonella and Leo are childhood sweethearts. They have known each other since they were five years old as Antonella is Messi’s best friend’s cousin Lucas Scaglia.

While her husband is one of the wealthiest footballers in the world, she also has an impressive fortune and is among the many millionaires in the world. She has worked with several fitness brands and companies, such as Adidas and Stella McCartney. So, how much is Antonella Roccuzzo worth today? Read on for more.

Profile Summary

Celebrated Name:Antonela Roccuzzo
Net Worth:$20 million
Profession:Model influencer and businesswoman
Date of Birth:February 26, 1988 (age 35 years)
Birthplace:Rosario, Argentina
Height:1.57 M
Parents:Father: Jose Roccuzzo
Mother: Patricia Roccuzzo
Siblings:Carla Roccuzzo, Paula Roccuzzo
Spouse:Lionel Messi (m. 2017)
Antonela Roccuzzo and her husband, Messi. 
Antonela Roccuzzo

How rich is Antonela Roccuzzo?

Antonela Roccuzzo was born on 26 February 1988, in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina to parents Jose Ruben Roccuzzo and Patricia Blanco.

Antonela spent her childhood in her hometown. The famous footballer’s wife was raised in a family of five. She has two sisters named Paula and Carla. Growing up, she was a shy child and did not have many friends.

Currently, she is one of the most famous people in Argentina and all her worldwide recognition stems from her husband Lionel Messi who is one of the greatest footballers of this generation. Her Instagram page has over 35 million followers.

Antonela occasionally attends her husband’s matches. Roccuzzo is also extremely supportive of Messi’s career. The model regularly cheers her husband during his soccer matches, including on Dec. 13, 2022, when she celebrated Messi and the Argentina national football team making the World Cup final with an Instagram post. Just a few days later, Roccuzzo and her three sons were also in the stands to watch Messi win the 2022 World Cup.

Aside from being the wife of Messi, Roccuzzo is a successful businesswoman and a model from Argentina with a career in influencing spanning close to a decade.

So, what is Antonela Roccuzzo’s net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Antonela Roccuzzo is worth $20 million. Her primary source of wealth comes from her work as a model as well as a businesswoman. Professional model Antonela has worked with brands including Stella McCartney, Adidas, and most recently Alo.

Comparatively, there is a fortune difference of $580 million between Messi and his wife. While she has just $20 million, Lionel Messi on the other hand has a net worth of $600 million and earns $75 million in a year. He is one of the highest-paid professional athletes in the world.

Where does Antonela live? Currently, Lionel Messi’s family resides in Castelldefels, Barcelona, on the coast of the Balearic Sea. The couple lives a jet-setting lavish lifestyle in Barcelona but all reports are that Antonella does not exhibit any diva-like behavior.

Antonela Roccuzzo and her husband, Messi.
Antonela Roccuzzo and her husband, Messi.

What does Antonela Roccuzzo do for a living?

Leo Messi’s wife has been featured as a model in various products. One of her most recognized roles has been with the Argentine fashion label Ricky Sarkany.

In 2016, she announced that she had signed with a fashion house that predominantly deals with footwear. In mid 2017, Antonela and Luis Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi opened a botique in Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona.

The boutique was the first Sarkany store in Europe. During the store’s opening ceremony, some Barcelona stars such as Neymar, Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Busquets, and Marc-Andre ter Stegen were in attendance.

Roccuzzo has also launched a children’s clothing brand Enfans Argentina alongside her sister Paula. Her children and nephews can often be seen modeling the clothes on Antonela’s Instagram, as well as on the brand’s page.

Old pictures of Leo Messi and his wife young
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Old pictures of Leo Messi and his wife young
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Story of how Messi and his wife, Antonella Roccuzzo, met.

Messi and Antonella are childhood sweethearts who grew up in the same town. Their relationship became public in 2008, and the two got engaged in 2010 in a private ceremony.

Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo wedded on 30 June 2017 in a beautiful ceremony held in their hometown of Rosario. There were 250 guests in attendance, including Spanish former professional footballer Gerard Piqué, Luis Suarez, and Neymar.

There is an interesting story regarding how Messi and his wife met. It all started at the home of Messi’s friend Lucas Scaglia.

Messi first met Roccuzzo when he was 5 years old in their native Argentina.

When Messi and Antonela met for the first time, he was playing Sony games at Lucas’s home and Lucas. When Antonella approached them and asked if they needed something, Messi was too shy to say anything.

At that time, Messi was nine years old and Antonella was eight years old. “Who is she?” Messi ate and asked her friend. “Antonela, my cousin,” her friend replied.

During those two days, a report suggests Leo could not look away from her for a second. The two children became friends, but at that time Messi knew that he wanted to be with her forever.

After that, the young Messi often fell in the house of his buddy Lucas, hoping to meet his beautiful cousin. Because he knows that this woman will become his partner after many years.

Trainer Enrique Dominguez found Lucas’ father and asked what happened.

“What is Messi standing there?” he asked. “He is waiting for us to leave because he wants to come to our house,” Lucas’s father replied loudly. “He often goes to your home, why is it so anxious now?” Enrique Dominguez asked. “Because the weekend is coming, Lucas’ cousin Antonela is coming. Messi likes her,” Lucas’s father said.

Leo Messi soon worshipped under the pomegranate skirt of Antonela Rocuzzo. Messi often writes to her, and he told her that when they grow up, she will be his girlfriend.

Messi was there and found a group of close friends and a woman who made him more passionate about life.

However, the couple took a long road.

Despite a sweet friendship, the professional athlete left home at age 13 to pursue his soccer training in Spain. They eventually reconnected in 2005 after Messi found out that the model’s best friend had died in a fatal car accident.