Gary Lineker’s BBC wage is enough to buy almost five average-priced UK houses

Gary Lineker's mammoth yearly BBC wage is enough to cover the price of five-averaged priced UK houses.

The 62-year-old raked in an eyewatering sum of £1.35million in 2021, following his coverage of Match Of The Day and the Euro 2020 competition, The Guardian reported. Lineker's income that year made him the highest-paid BBC presenter, above the likes of Radio 2 breakfast show host Zoe Ball who came in at second with annual earnings of £980,000.

Lineker's MOTD co-host Alan Shearer's pay packet of £450,000 was also dwarfed by Lineker's. And the England icon earns so much that he could even purchase five properties on British soil if he wanted to.

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According to Forbes, the average house value in January was £281,684, which amounts to £1,408,565m when multiplied by five. Meaning Lineker could acquire five homes and still have £91,435 left over in change, based on his salary a few years ago.

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And he'd be able to double the amount of houses he could purchase with the £1.6million he reportedly earnt from Qatar, via the Daily Mail, while hosting the World Cup in November 2022 – despite his gripes about the tournament's location. However, Lineker's yearly salary is at risk following his removal from MOTD amid the fallout from his contentious comments on the government's immigration policy.

The BBC revealed that Lineker will be stepping back from presenting duties on Friday until they agree on his use of social media. The decision has caused fury amongst fans who blasted the broadcaster for the decision to temporarily axe Lineker.

The Tottenham legend will be mulling over his future at the BBC in his luxury £4m mansion based in Barne, West London. The Express report that the complex that he lives in with his dog Filbert, is decked with a cinema room, and is swamped by greenery.


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