Cristiano Ronaldo, the 35-year-old football legend has been announced by Forbes as the first football billionaire and third Sports star to become billionaire after Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Breakdown of earnings that brought Cristiano Ronaldo to the place of world first football billionaire.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s £85million earning from his last year’s wages, and endorsement deals has pushed him into the class of billionaires. This is regardless of the fact that his annual earnings was cut by 9% due to coronavirus.
Ronaldo, our first football billionaire earns over £500m from football wages alone, and this figure is predicted to hit over £600m by the end of the 2021-22 season.
His social media pages also fetch him roughly £1m per post as he is the most followed sports star in the world, on Facebook and Instagram. His fashion line of underwear also rake in money for him.
He also earns £36m annually from endorsements, especially with his lifetime contract with Nike.