Al-Hilal soccer team flies Neymar Jr to Saudi Arabia in the world’s most expensive private jet

  • Neymar is one of the world’s highest-paid soccer stars in Saudi Arabia
  • He’ll make $500,000 for every social media post about Saudi Arabia
  • He has a private jet, staff and a fleet of cars at his disposal

Published on Aug 21, 2023 at 1:29 PM (UTC+4)
by Kate Bain

Last updated on Nov 22, 2023 at 3:56 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Al-Hilal soccer team flies Neymar Jr to Saudi Arabia in the world’s most expensive private jet

Al-Hilal has just flown Neymar Jr to Saudi Arabia in the world’s most expensive private jet. 

Neymar da Silva Santos Junior just joined the Riyadh-based team, signing a two-year contract worth millions of dollars. 

And that contract, which comes with a laundry list of perks and bonuses, is already paying off.

READ MORE! Cristiano Ronaldo officially becomes the highest-paid athlete in the world

Footage emerged at the weekend showing Neymar Jr boarding the $200 million private jet in Paris en route to Saudi Arabia. 

The plane is owned by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and will reportedly be made available to the star footballer during the length of his contract with Al-Hilal. 

Because it’s owned by royalty, this jet is of course fit for royalty too. 

Called the Flying Palace, the Boeing 747 was heavily customized to have lounge rooms, dining rooms, and even bedrooms with full-size beds on board.

Not only will he have access to the Flying Palace, but the star forward will also be enjoying a bunch of crazy perks on top of his $100 million annual base salary.

The 31-year-old Brazilian will be moving into his own mansion in Riyadh, which comes with private, live-in staff. 

He’s also in line for huge bonuses for his talents on the field, and his social media use. 

Neymar Jr will reportedly make a $87,000 (€80,000) bonus for every Al-Hilal win and a $545,000 (€500,000) for every post or story he creates on social media that promotes Saudi Arabia. 

His move to Saudi Arabia follows a six-year stint with Paris Saint-Germain, which he joined after leaving FC Barcelona.

Neymar Jr’s move to Saudi follows Cristiano Ronaldo’s highly publicized move from Manchester United to Saudi’s Al-Nassr

His contract with the Saudi side is so wild it almost makes Neymar Jr’s look like an afterthought. 

Ronaldo signed on with Al-Nassr for a reported $220 million (€200 million) per season. 

The deal saw Ronaldo become the highest-paid soccer player in the history of the sport.


Kate Bain

Kate Bain is the Page Editor at She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor. Kate is currently on maternity leave following the birth of her first child.