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The World’s Highest-Paid Soccer Players 2020




2020 Highest Paid Soccer Players

Soccer is arguably the most followed sport in the world. Even in the sports betting world, punters on Betway soccer betting always stay up to date with the proceedings in various top leagues in the world. Apart from being popular, soccer stars also take home a hefty paycheck. Read on to discover ten of the world’s highest-paid players in the world today.

10. David De Gea – Manchester United

David De Gea is the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world. The Spanish keeper earns 24 million USD and makes 3 million USD from endorsements pushing his total earnings to 27 million USD every year. The Spaniard has played over 400 matches for United. His recent performances have not been so impressive, but his manager still trusts him to rediscover his form. But, his blunders must have cost punters on Betway a fortune.

9. Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich

The Polish striker earns 24 million USD and makes 4 million USD in endorsements bringing his total annual earnings to 28 million USD. Lewandowski was poised to win the 2020 Ballon d’Or before it was canceled due to the coronavirus. Last season the striker directly participated in 65 goals for his club. He scored in all the Champions League matches except the finals, which they won by one goal. He is also very popular off the field, with around 2.4 million followers on TikTok.

8. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid

The Welsh superstar takes home 29 million USD per annum. He earns a salary of 23 million USD, with the other 6 Million USD coming from endorsements. Before his loan move to his former club Tottenham Hotspur, Bale was the most expensive bench warmer at Real Madrid. The once prolific winger is hoping to resurrect his career at Tottenham.

7. Antoine Griezmann – Barcelona

The Frenchman earns a salary of 28 million USD and a further 5 million USD in endorsements. His total earnings stand at 33 million USD per year. Despite his colossal salary, Griezmann had a disappointing debut season at Barcelona. There was speculation that he would join PSG in a swap deal involving former Barcelona player Neymar Jr. He is also a staunch supporter of the Brooklyn Nets and usually flies to the US to attend games.

6. Paul Pogba – Manchester United

Pogba takes home a total of 34 million USD each year. Out of the 34 million USD, 28 million USD is his salary while he gets 6 million USD in endorsements. His current deal with United expires at the end of the season, but United can extend it for one more year. His future at Old Trafford remains uncertain, with a move to Real Madrid remaining part of his career aspirations.

5. Mohamed Salah – Liverpool

Mo Salah makes 37 million USD each year. His annual salary is 24 million USD, but he also makes 13 Million USD from endorsements. The Liverpool forward was a key player when The Reds won their first Premier League title in 30 years. He teamed up with Vodafone to become a UN ambassador for a program that provides refugees in Egypt with digital learning tools.

4. Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint – Germain

Mbappe earns 28 million USD plus 14 million USD in endorsements making his total earnings 42 million USD each year. Mbappe justified his earnings by winning the golden boot in the previous season. His club won the 2019/2020 season, albeit in points per match basis after the season was cut short due to the coronavirus. Top clubs around Europe are thinking about pricing him away from PSG, with Liverpool reported to be the favorites if he decides to move someday.

3. Neymar Jr. – Paris Saint – Germain

Neymar Jr. earns a whopping 96 million USD in total earnings. His annual salary is 78 million USD while he makes 18 million USD in endorsements. The Brazilian superstar lost some of his fans when he decided to trade playing alongside Lionel Messi in Barca with a move to PSG. The French giants are spending heavily to keep the 28-year-old in Paris. His season started on a controversial note when he was sent off for an altercation with Alvaro Gonzalez of Marseille.

2. Christiano Ronaldo – Juventus

Ronaldo is believed to be the most famous athlete globally, boasting a massive following on social media. The Portuguese superstar earns 70 million USD plus 47 million USD in endorsements. His annual total earnings are 117 million USD. Off the field, he has made a niche for himself by maintaining a 0% fat body. He works with health and wellness sponsors Herbalife and Clear Shampoo. He also has Nike as a lifetime sponsor.

1.Lionel Messi – Barcelona

Messi makes 126 million USD in total earnings, out of which 92 million USD is his salary while the other 34 million USD comes from endorsements. Since he arrived at Barcelona, he has guided the team to 34 trophies, an achievement that has earned him a place among soccer greats. He is also a darling to punters on Betway for his ability to turn around games. He was subject to contract drama with Barcelona as he was keen on playing out his contract’s final year.


CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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How to Reduce the Chances of Your Business Grinding to a Halt



Throughout your time running your own business, you’re constantly looking for ways to make it as productive as possible. You may have lots of time and money investing in the most time-efficient ways to complete processes to help maximize your products.

You may have worked hard to help shave some of the time and therefore the money it costs to produce certain items or provide certain services. The only problem is there are many incidents which could make your business suddenly stop production. Every hour your workforce isn’t working could cost you a lot of money. With that in mind, here are the ways you can reduce the chances of an unexpected incident from making your business grind to a halt.

Invest in reliable equipment

One of the most common disruptions to a workplace is equipment failure. Whether you’re in a factory and a piece of equipment stops working, you’re in a shop and the till can no longer process payments, or you’re a tradesperson and your tools can’t complete the job, all of these problems can prevent you from completing an important transaction. That’s why it’s important to invest in the best equipment, no matter how simple you may believe it is. For example, many people may simply think a conveyor system is a simple bit of equipment that moves a product from one part of the production line to another.

If you invest in a cheap system and it fails, you could end up losing a large amount of money due to the time your production line is out of action. To reduce the chances of this happening, make sure you invest in companies that offer innovative solutions, like those at Fluent Conveyors, who can create bespoke solutions to any problem. By investing in the best equipment, you’re reducing the chance of losing money due to technology failing on you.

Make sure your premises are secure

Another thing that can cause disruption to any business is a break-in. If they steal equipment or stock from your premises, it can prevent you from carrying out any work until it is replaced. Even if they break in and steal only minor things, you’ll likely have to shut the premises until it can be made secure again and the police can investigate the crime. To reduce the chance of any criminals breaking into your property, invest in security equipment like CCTV and alarms to deter anyone from trying to enter your premises without permission.

Increase the skillset of your employees

Whilst it’s important to have the technology to help you reduce problems within your operation, it’s also important that you have a number of employees trained to use that equipment. For example, if only one person knows how to use a certain bit of equipment and they suddenly call in sick, it could have a big impact on your productivity. If that person either leaves the business or is away from the business for a long time with sickness, it could seriously hamper your ability to meet deadlines.

With this in mind, it’s important that you train as many of your employees as possible to use all the equipment on your site. That way, if somebody is away from the business, you can find another member of staff trained to step into their shoes at short notice.

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Top Three US Mobile Network Carriers Bid $78 Billion on 5G Airwave Licensing



Top US carriers Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile were the winners of an $81 billion auction for highly coveted 5G airwaves.

According to the research data analyzed and published by Sijoitusrahastot, the three mobile carrier network companies spent a cumulative $78.2 billion on bids and accounted for 90% of auctioned licenses.

Based on data from Evercore, Verizon’s total mid-band spectrum following the auction would be 192 MHz. Comparatively, T-Mobile’s spectrum is 301 MHz and AT&T’s, 167 MHz.


US Big Three Carriers’ Capex was 55% of Expenditure on Mid-Band Spectrum

Verizon placed the top bid of $45.45 billion through its Cellco subsidiary. AT&T was second with $23.42 billion while T-Mobile was third with $9.34 billion. Other top bidders were US Cellular with $1.282 billion and New Level II with $1.277 billion.

Verizon took a total of 3,511 licenses, representing 56% of the total 5,684. AT&T took 1,621 licenses or 29% of the total while US Cellular took 254 licenses and T-Mobile got 142 licenses. All bidders spent a total of $80.9 billion on the auction against an expected $20 billion to $30 billion.

Verizon secured two loans worth a total of $25 billion in order to place its winning bid. AT&T borrowed a total of $14 billion from a group of banks. T-Mobile already had licenses acquired during its $26 billion purchase of Sprint in April 2020. According to Evercore analysts, if Verizon had purchased all the available spectrum, it would only have surpassed T-Mobile’s holdings by 16%.

Overall, the three carriers’ collective capital expenditure (capex) for 2020 was 55% of the amount they spent on the auction. AT&T had a $15.6 billion capex, reporting $171.8 billion in revenue. Verizon’s capex was $18.2 billion and its revenue for the year was $109.9 billion. T-Mobile had an $11 billion capex and it reported $68.4 billion in revenue.

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Twilio Projects 47% Revenue Growth to $536 Million in Q1 2021



During the fourth quarter of 2020, Communications-Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) leader Twilio outperformed expectations amid rising demand for communication software.

According to the research data analyzed and published by, Among the contributors to its strong performance was an increase of 13,000 users to its active customer base in Q4. During the previous quarter, its active users had increased by 8,000. At the end of 2020, the total number stood at 221,000, up from 179,000 at the end of 2019.


As of March 11, 2021, one share was trading at $377 according to Marketwatch. Over the trailing 12-month period, the share price has surged by 367.87%.


Twilio Revenue Surged by 55% in 2020 to $1.76 Billion, 10 Times the 2015 Total

The company also added $23 million to its Q4 2020 revenue from political activity. It projects an increase of 47% in Q1 2021 revenue to $536 million. Refinitiv analysts estimate a significantly lower figure, at $492.1 million.

Twilio’s revenue has been growing by double digits over the past few years. It rose by 44% in fiscal 2017, 68% in 2018 and 75% in 2019. In the first nine months of 2020, it grew by 51% to $1.21 billion. Full-year 2020 revenue surged by 55% to $1.76 billion, more than 10 times the $167 million recorded five years prior.

However, the company remains unprofitable, with its net loss for fiscal 2020 hitting $491 million, up from $307 million in 2019. Stock-based compensations (SBC) are to blame for a huge part of the loss. In 2020, SBC expenses and related taxes soared by 47% YoY to $389.3 million or 22% of Twilio’s top line. The company is also heavily dependent on stock bonuses. This pushed outstanding shares to 146.7 million by the end of 2020 from 86.1 million in 2016.

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