You can’t be a genuine football fan if you are unaware of former Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo, aka CR7.
The Portuguese athlete is one of the most well-known footballers of the 21st century.
He’s the only player who holds the record for most goals scored every year in Europe’s top five leagues since 2006. The football icon is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
IFFA (International Federation of Football History and Statistics) reported Cristiano Ronaldo as the World’s Best International Goal Scorer of the 21st century.
Ronaldo has gained some stunning headway since beginning his career in 2003 and has acquired immense popularity in the sports world. Not to mention, he is also one of the richest athletes, as per Forbes.
Many people wonder about the net worth of the football legend but, how much exactly are the earnings of Cristiano Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth, endorsements, and salary
Cristiano Ronaldo obtained the third rank in the Forbes 2021 list of highest-paid athletes in the world. The football symbol made a whopping $120 million in 2021, from which $70 million came from his salary and $50 million from endorsements and sponsorships with prestigious brands.
Nobody knows the specific amount of the star career earnings up until this point. However, he is accounted for to gather an estimated net worth of $500 million.
The Manchester United star, CR7 is quite famous for his good looks and toned physique and, he sure knows how to cash that in off-field ventures. A considerable chunk of Cristiano Ronaldo’s income comes from brand endorsements and sponsorships.
According to business insider, the Portuguese star earns about $40 million from endorsements each year.
He also has signed a lifetime sponsorship deal of a staggering $1 billion with the brand NIKE. Apart from Nike, He has had endorsement deals with companies such as Samsung, Toyota, Monster headphones, Armani, etc.
Cristiano has a massive fan base following on social media. He is the most followed person on Instagram with 337 million followers. As per Forbes, he earns $1 million for a single sponsorship post on Instagram.
Every year Cristiano Ronaldo earns a base salary of roughly $40 million. As per business insider report, the athlete star has a lucrative four-year contract of $138 million with Juventus football club. Ronaldo reportedly earns around €30 million for every season at Juventus.
Spotrac’s reported that Ronaldo will join Manchester United once again after his contract ends with Juventus in 2022 with a weekly salary of £510,000 which will make him the highest-paid player on the team.
What businesses does Cristiano Ronaldo own?
Besides Cristiano Ronaldo’s booming sports career, he is also involved in different business ventures. The football legend sure knows how to utilize his stardom in creating a lavish CR7 brand.
The football icon has his own lingerie company, a fragrance line, and a fitness gym, all under the brand name of CR7. He additionally has share ties with household brands. Ronaldo also makes money by collaborating with various businesses like Nike, Eden perfume, etc.
He has two hotels named Pestana CR7 in partnership with the Portugal Pestana hotel group.
Furthermore, the football icon launched a hair transplant clinic in Spain named Insparya. Recently, he has launched an eyewear collection with Italia dependent partnership.
It appears as though Ronaldo isn’t stopping any time soon in expanding his wealth.
Ronaldo started his career at 16 years old playing for the Portuguese club Sporting CP. He then got signed for Manchester United for $12 million and made his United debut in 2003. In a six-year span, he helped the club win multiple trophies.
The Manchester United star won his first golden boot and first Ballon d’ or with Manchester united. In addition, he won three progressive Premier League titles: FIFA Club World Cup, Premier League, and the UEFA Champions League.
In 2009, he joined Real Madrid, where he remained for quite a while. He broke a plethora of records in Real Madrid. Ronaldo appeared in over 438 matches with Madrid and scored 451 goals.
The football icon has won the Champions League multiple times, four with Real Madrid and one with Manchester United. The legend is the first who scored the highest number of scores in a single UEFA Champions League.
He has won five Ballon d’Or, three Golden Shoe awards so far in his career. Ronaldo is currently playing for football club Juventus.
Throughout, his legendary career, he has won countless awards. Apart from his on-field and off-field ventures, He is also a philanthropist and was given the title of the most charitable athlete in 2015. His inspirational success is truly admirable for football fans all over the world. He is not only the most beloved player right now but the wealthiest one. However, his real wealth must be the love he gets from his fans, the most precious earning of Cristiano Ronaldo.