Breaking Down Gareth Bale’s Salary: A Mars Candy Every Two Seconds


The biggest move of this summer was the transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Madrid. The transfer saw the Spanish club pay a world-record transfer fee of £86.3 million which is certainly more than what they payed for Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009.

The deal – which works out at a world record £176million when the transfer and wages are added together putting him right above everyone in terms of the money that has been involved in landing the player at the Bernabeu.

However, that is not the main talking point here, its the Welsh man’s salary that gives a shock to a normal person earning perhaps an yearly sum of what Bale earns in a day. It is believed that Bale will receive a staggering £300,000 a week for the next six years which roughly gives £15 million a year and a total of £90 million.

Here is the salary breakdown of Bale:

Salary Per month – £ 1,200,000
Per week – £ 300,000
Per day – £ 42,858
Per hour – £ 1,786
Per minute – £ 29.7
Per second – £0.49

Which means Bale can roughly buy a Mars candy every two second.

Plus it is also reported that the Welsh international is expected to make an extra £10million a year with endorsements. That will give him annual earnings of £25 million, making him the highest paid British footballer.