Earnings

Sports • Soccer
Lionel Messi is the fourth athlete to reach $1 billion in pretax career earnings
Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi Credit: Lluís (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

After earning $126 million in 2020, the Argentinean player Lionel Messi became the fourth athlete to reach a career total of $1 billion in pretax earnings. Before Messi, only golf legend Tiger Woods, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Cristiano Ronaldo had reached the same milestone.

In 2020 Messi had $92 million paid to him as salary and $34 million from endorsements.

Business • Economy
Microsoft reports $35 billion in revenue, Covid-19 had minimal impact on revenue
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks onstage at MWC Barcelona
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks onstage at MWC Barcelona Credit: Microsoft (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Microsoft today reported earnings for its third fiscal quarter of 2020, including revenue of $35 billion, and a net income of $10.8 billion.

The company said that the Covid-19 pandemic had “minimal net impact on total company revenue.”

“We’ve seen two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months. From remote teamwork and learning to sales and customer service, to critical cloud infrastructure and security—we are working alongside customers every day to help them adapt and stay open for business in a world of remote everything,” CEO Satya Nadella said in a statement. “Our durable business model, diversified portfolio, and differentiated technology stack position us well for what’s ahead.”.