Cristiano Ronaldo to be the first billionaire football player

The 35-year-old striker became the first footballer whose fortune exceeded $ 1 billion, Forbes reports. Also, Cristiano was only the third athlete with such an achievement. Previously, this was possible for golfer Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather.

Of the money earned to date, Ronaldo received $ 650 million in salary. The remaining funds fall on sponsorship contracts. Over the past year, the Portuguese earned $ 105 million, which allowed him to rise to fourth place in the list of richest celebrities in 2020.

Ronaldo moved to Juventus in the summer of 2018 from Real Madrid, where he spent nine years. Previously, the player also played for Manchester United and the Lisbon Sporting.

Author: Sam Smith
Graduated from University of Oxford. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the world news section in the Free News editors.
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