The streamer has accrued an impressive fortune after building up a social media presence but lost out to MLS’ highest-paid player with the purchase of the Miami home.
Taking to social media to lament his loss, Ross hinted that there was no way of competing with the World Cup winner, who in May was named the second-highest paid athlete in the world by Forbes.
Messi is thought to have made £107m in 2022 in an even split between on-field and off-field earnings during his final year at French giants Paris Saint-Germain.
‘I got outbid on the house I wanted,’ Ross said with regret as he shared details of the incident on social media.
‘I really wanted a house in Miami, so now I have to build my own house because it’s impossible to find a house that I like.
‘And I got outbid by a very, very famous professional athlete, who is very rich.
‘It’s nothing about me being broke. I just couldn’t get to there in time. I saw the house, but they were already in talks and all that.
‘The professional athlete is Messi.’
Ross went on to suggest it was either Messi’s parents or grandparents the former Barcelona prodigy had purchased the house for, with a view to hosting family visiting from Argentina keen to watch the player in action at the David Beckham-owned club.
Whilst Ross was discreet about which house it was that he lost out on, in September Messi snapped up a property of the same value in nearby Fort Lauderdale.