Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro is the Richest Footballer in the World and the first footballer to attain billionaire status.
The Portuguese international is a former Real Madrid forward and currently plays for Juventus in Italy.
Football has become a big-time business and an ’investment company’. Footballers are paid massively well but not all footballers received a huge sum of salary. Some might be playing well but their wages might be less than what the outside world could imagine.
One of the areas that footballers earn a huge salary apart from the contract signed between the club and its management is through commercial sales. Their image right and contract sponsorships. This has made Cristiano Ronaldo the Richest Footballer in the World.
The richest footballer in the world is the Portuguese International who plays as a forward to Juventus Football Club in the Serie A in Italy. Do not get confused. The Richest Footballer in the world is different from the Highest-Paid Footballer In the world.
Barcelona and Argentine forward, Lionel Messi is the highest-paid footballer in 2020 but Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro is the Richest Footballer in the world. In June 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first Soccer’s Billion-Dollar Man and the third sportsman to achieve that goal.
In sports, Cristiano Ronaldo follows Tiger Woods who achieved that in 2009 and Floy ’Money’ Mayweather who also achieved it in 2017 but in football or soccer CR7 is the first Football’s Billionaire. Forbes report that in his 17 years into professional football, he has earned $650M from on the pitch and he is expected to earn $765M when his contract with Juventus expires in 2022.
”Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time, in the world’s most popular sport, in an era when football has never been so rich,” said Sporting Intelligence’s Nick Harris, whose Global Sports Salaries Survey ranks teams worldwide based on total salary expense. “He’s box office.” Forbes quoted.
In 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo earned £41.7 million from Instagram alone and he is paid £971k per post ahead of Lionel Messi who earned £25.2M (£651k) per post.