At the age of 17, Lionel Messi made his league debut against RCD Espanyol and became the third-youngest person ever to play on FC Barcelona.
Lionel Messi's father, Jorge Horacio Messi was a factory steelworker and his mother, Celia Maria Cuccittini was a part-time cleaner.
In 2009 Messi paid $2 million for a home in a Barcelona neighborhood called Parables. He then spent millions on renovations and upgrades. The home is estimated to be worth $7 – $10 million today.