According to Forbes, in 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo was the second-highest paid soccer player in the world, making $109 million. In 2018, he ranked third on the 2018 list, behind Floyd Mayweather and Lionel Messi. In 2018, when Ronaldo switched to the Italian club, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner made $108 million—$61 million in salary or winnings and another $47 million from endorsements.
What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth?
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Born:||February 5, 1985|
|Country of Origin:||Portugal|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Soccer Player|
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is often considered the best soccer player in the world and is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. He’s currently playing for the Italian team, Juventus, and the Portugal national team.
As of 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is roughly $500 million, making him one of the richest athletes in the world. SEE Lionel Messi Net worth
Ronaldo’s career began when he was just 16 years old in 2002; and he was signed for a record fee of $12 million pounds to Manchester United.
He played as a midfielder for three years before becoming a break out star in 2006. Before Ronaldo signed over to Real Madrid in 2009 he had scored over 100 goals for Manchester United.
Ronaldo’s skills and record breaking continued to grow with Real Madrid. He scored a record breaking 200 goals in 197 appearances, and his abilities were recognized by numerous other clubs. Several of those clubs have attempted to buy him from Madrid throughout the years.
Ronaldo appeared in over 438 matches with Madrid and scored 451 goals. Not only is that an astonishing statistic, but it has also helped Ronaldo to win the Player of the Year award multiple times.
Cristiano Ronaldo Salary in 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo earns roughly $64 million as a base salary per year. In 2019, Ronaldo received an annual basic salary valued at €31 million. As of March 2020, as the Coronavirus pandemic raged across the world, Ronaldo agreed to a $20 million pay cut, which will see him receive about $46 million. With his portfolio of endorsements, the pay cut will not deliver a significant blow to his earnings.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Business Interests
Ronaldo has a lifetime contract with Nike Inc. (NKE) worth reportedly around $1 billion. Michael Jordan and LeBron James are the only other athletes with similar deals. He also has deals and sponsorships with many other companies including Herbalife (HLF), KFC, American Tourister, and Tag Heuer. Ronaldo’s most unique partnership is perhaps with Egyptian Steel, a company trying to gain market share in Egypt.
The soccer star also has his own clothing line called CR7, which includes children’s clothes modeled by his son. Ronaldo also has hotels that are branded under the CR7 Line through the Pestano Lifestyle Hotels company. Forbes has reported that Ronaldo plans to open restaurants in Brazil.
The 35-year-old athlete has two smartphone apps: Cristiano Ronaldo: Kick’n’Run and CR7Selfie. Portugal even has a Ronaldo museum called the Museu CR7.
Ronaldo has quite the car collection. He owns a Maserati, Lamborghini, and Bugatti among other luxury cars. He also owns multiple houses including a villa in Madrid worth over $5 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo: First Footballer To Earn Over $1 Billion
Following reports that Ronaldo earned $105 million between May 2019 and May 2020, it was revealed by the American magazine, Forbes, that Ronaldo becomes the latest member of the athlete’s billionaire club, one of three athletes to have earned over $1 billion in their careers, and the first footballer to do so.
Since he turned pro till May 2020, Ronaldo has earned over $650 million in salary, while the remaining $350 million of his career $1 billion earnings have been paid in endorsement deals. Ronaldo’s $1 billion earnings do not make the star a billionaire, but soon, the ace footballer could surely join the elite billionaire club.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Most Followed Individual on Instagram
The ace football skipper enjoys a vast following on social media. As of the time of writing, Ronaldo has a massive 244 million followers on Instagram, ranking as the most followed individual on the platform, ahead of Ariana Grande (190 million) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (187 million). As revealed by Forbes, for every sponsored post on Instagram, Ronaldo makes as much as $1 million.