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Richest Footballer in the World

Footballers are one of the highest-paid athletes in the world of sports, and Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of the richest footballers in the world right now. According to Forbes, Ronaldo has an estimated worth of $ 400 million.


Levante v Real Madrid - La Liga


Salary


Portugal star earns a hefty $ 58 million a year salary after he signed the new contract with Real Madrid in 2016. That makes his weekly earning as $450,000.


Endorsements


Along with his earnings, Cristiano Ronaldo is the face of big brands like Nike, Coke, Tag Heuer, Herbalife and other endorsements which bring him $ 35 million a year. Adding to this are the signing bonuses, his own line of clothings and two hotels in Portugal, taking his earnings easily above $ 100 million every year.


His lifetime deal with the sports giant Nike, would see him making $ 1 billion over the time.


Ronaldo also started his own clothing brand in October 2013, with his brand CR7s worth estimate more than $ 100 million.


Investment


Not hesitating to invest in real estate, Ronaldo also has two hotels in Portugal, named Pestana CR7. He also started a gym franchise with the name of CR7 Fitness in partnership with US health firm Crunch.


Expenditure


It is a known fact that Ronaldo is a big connoisseur of expensive cars. The Real Madrid forward has an impressive 19 cars, including the Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador, Audi R8, Rolls Royce Phantom and an Aston Martin DB9. He is frequently seen driving around Madrid in his luxury cars.


He also has two lavish mansions, one in England and another one in Madrid. The Alderley Edge Mansion, located in Cheshire Village, one of the most expensive localities in England, is the house where Ronaldo lived when he played for Manchester United. The mansion has a swimming pool, cinema and mirrored ceilings. The other house, located in Somosaguas, in Madrid, costs at over $ 7 million and has 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. It has a trophy room and a kid’s playroom as well.


Charity



Cristiano Ronaldo is a philanthropist, which can be seen in his charitable work. He contributed $165,000 to the construction of a cancer center in Portugal. He has donated $1,080,000 to an NGO in 2016.


When a freekick of his hit a boy in the stands and broke his arm, Ronaldo offered to pay for the treatment and personally visited the child’s family.


Needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo has worked hard to make his dreams reality and now, he is living those dreams.

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