Lance Armstrong’s net worth is the same as Andrea Pirlo’s nine years after the doping controversy.
Lance Armstrong, long regarded the greatest cyclist of all time, now has the same net worth as Andrea Pirlo, nine years after his doping scandal and countless lawsuits.
Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist, has a net worth of $50 million (£37 million), the same as former Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo, nine years after his infamous doping scandal.
After winning seven Tour de France victories between 1999 and 2005, Armstrong was regarded as the best rider of all time.
After an investigation revealed that the Texan had doped during his career, he was stripped of those titles.
Despite being dumped by a number of sponsors and being the subject of multiple lawsuits, the 50-year-old is still worth $50 million.
Despite this, Armstrong would still be in the top 50 richest footballers on the planet, according to The Richest’s list.
Armstrong’s net worth was estimated to be approximately $125 million at the height of his career.
He would still be in the top ten in terms of footballer net worth, ahead of players like Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale.
According to France Football, the highest-paid player on the planet at the time of Armstrong’s final Tour victory, in 2005, was David Beckham, who earned £16.9 million per year.
However, Armstrong thinks that he lost $75 million in endorsements, court settlements, and lawyer fees as a result of the doping scandal.
Armstrong invested $100,000 in Uber in 2017, despite not fully understanding what it was, and his stake is now valued at roughly $30 million.
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Pirlo, on the other hand, retired in 2017 following a successful career in Italy and the United States.
Pirlo, like Armstrong, is worth $50 million as a result of his football career and subsequent stint as manager at the Old Lady.
Pirlo also owns a piece of his family’s metal trading business, as well as his own vineyard in Italy.
Pirlo, 42, may not be out of employment for long, as Calciomercato reports that crosstown rivals Sampdoria and Genoa are both interested in signing him.
In his book, ‘I believe therefore I play,’ Pirlo takes a shot at Armstrong, an allusion to the French philosopher Descartes.
Pirlo admits to being a fan of the sport in the book, but he takes offense when riders refer to players as “spoiled.”
Armstrong’s doping issue is compared by Pirlo to the Calciopoli affair that rocked Italy in the mid-2000s.