Barbara Cartaxo's Husband Paulinho 's Net Worth in 2018: Know about his Salary, Career Stats and Awards

October 5, 2018
First published on:June 14, 2018
by Jon Snow

Famed as a box-to-box midfielder with powerful running and good movement, the Brazilian footballer Paulinho currently plays for the Spanish club Barcelona. Paulinho, 29, a prominent player in the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the Brazilian National Team has earned a lot of economic benefit alongside his career success.

Currently, Paulinho is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $5 million. Professionally playing since 2006, Paulinho's career took a great turn after signing with Barcelona in 2017 for a transfer fee of $47 million.

Curious about his salary, properties, and career awards? Scroll down.

Net Worth and Salary of Paulinho

Paulinho in his professional career of 12 years has played for 8 clubs so far: FC Vilnius (2006-2007), LKS Lodz (2007–2008 ), Pao de Acucar (2008-2009), Bragantino (2009-2010), Corinthians (2010-2013), Tottenham Hotspur (2013-2015), Guangzhou Evergrande (2015-2017) and his current team Barcelona.

With his successful career, Paulinho blessed with massive contracts and bonuses is reported to be enjoying the estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2018.

Currently playing for the Barcelona on a transfer fee of $47.22 million from his former team Guangzhou Evergrande on August 14, 2017, Paulinho enjoys the annual salary of $8.38 million which breaks down as the weekly wage of $161,093.


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Well, the Barcelona stars like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Sergio Busquets earn the annual salary of  $34.9 million, $20.24 million and $12.57 million respectively.

Probably after his 4-year contract ends with Barcelona, Paulinho is likely to grab a massive deal than his current one.

Paulinho's Previous Contracts and Salary

Initially, the youth squad of Pao de Acucar in 2004, Paulinho played for the senior team FC Vilnius from 2006-2007. Then improving his gameplay, Paulinho spent a season with each team: 
LKS Lodz, Pao de Acucar, and Bragantino till 2010.

In 2010, Paulinho signed a multi-year deal with Corinthians and played till 2013 season. Even though the deal amount and salary is not disclosed, reportedly the transfer fee was $6 million.

Soon on July 6, 2013,  Paulinho got signed by the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on an alleged transfer fee of $22.73 million.

The deal was accompanied by the signings of striker Roberto Soldado from Valencia and winger Erik Lamela from Roma for a deal worth an initial $34.49 million, plus up to $5.61 million in bonus payments.

Then, after 3 seasons, the Brazilian player signed with Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande on a 4-year contract on June 30, 2015. However, Paulinho stayed for 2 seasons with the team.

Contract Date Team  Salary
2010-2013 Corinthians $1.8 million
July 6, 2013 (3-year deal till 2015) Tottenham Hotspur $4.87 million
June 30, 2015 (4-year contract) Guangzhou Evergrande $9 million

Well, in Barcelona, surely Paulinho's salary is less than that in the Chinese league, but his market value increased to $48.14 million in 2018, while in 2015 his market value was $18 million.

Paulinho's Endorsements

Sadly, Paulinho has kept the details of his endorsement quite low. Though back in April 2017, Paulinho got in the controversy after he posed with a porn star betting advert. 

While in China playing for Guangzhou, he agreed to endorse Letou, an Asian betting company which targets punters in China, where betting is illegal. 

CAPTION: Paulinho got in controversy after betting advert SOURCE: Daily Mail

However, the issue later got dissolved in the same speed as it arrived. 

Paulinho's House and Cars

Paulinho lives with his family and his wife (long-time girlfriend) Barbara Cartaxo and his family. Paulinho is reported to own a house in Tottenham, London where his family resides. 

However, not much information on his house is out yet. And talking about his cars, Paulinho owns a Lamborghini Aventador valued at $393,695.

CAPTION: Paulinho in his car SOURCE: FC Barcelona

Probably, the property empire detail is yet to come out in future. 

As reported, while Paulinho was making his move to Barcelona from Chinese League, he gifted a Mercedes Benz to senior Guangzhou staff member Liang Ke as per his personal Weibo account-claiming the midfielder gifted his Mercedes-Benz car to his driver upon his departure.

Paulinho's Career Awards and Stats

Paulinho making his appearance in Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A: 2011, Copa Libertadores: 2012, FIFA Club World Cup: 2012, Campeonato Paulista: 2013 with Corinthians, also showed his impressive performance in Chinese League.

While with Guangzhou Evergrande, Paulinho played in AFC Champions League: 2015Chinese Super League: 2015, 2016, Chinese FA Cup: 2016, and Chinese FA Super Cup: 2016, 2017

Though he has not won a major award like Ballon d'Or, Paulinho has won the following honors:

  • Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A Team of the Year: 2011, 2012
  • Bola de Prata: 2011, 2012[52]
  • FIFA Confederations Cup Bronze Ball: 2013
  • Chinese Super League Team of the Year: 2016
CAPTION: Paulinho holding the Bronze Ball award alongside Neymar SOURCE: FIFA

Having played for Barcelona in La Liga: 2017–18 and Copa del Rey: 2017–18, Paulinho career stats stands:

Year Team  Appearances  Goals
2006–2007  FC Vilnius 38 5
2007-2008 LKS Lodz 17 0
2008-2009 Pao de Acucar 0 0
2009-2010 Bragantino 28 6
2010-2013 Corinthians 86 20
2013-2015 Tottenham Hotspur 45 6
2015-2017 Guangzhou Evergrande 63 17
2017-Present Barcelona 34 9

And talking about his International achievements, Paulinho playing in the International game since 2011 has recorded 12 International goals so far.

Paulinho played in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and received the Bronze Ball for his efforts to led Brazil's victory over Spain. 

The Brazil National Team squad Paulinho scored his first ever career hat trick in a match away against Uruguay in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

In May 2018, he was named in the 23 man squad to represent Brazil alongside his best friend Marcelo and Brazilian wonder kid Neymar Jr. for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

We wish him the best of luck for the future. As always stay updated.