Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth – How Rich He Is?
Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the world with £15 million a year ($21.5m) a year after tax salary. Only Messi can match his yearly salary from club football. Ronaldo is also the most endorsed footballer and currently has 4th most lucrative endorsement deal in sports with Nike worth £14.1 million a year ($21m) plus many other deals. Ronaldo also has CR7 branded clothing and shoe lines plus his $80 million worth of CR7 hotel project in 4 different cities. Cristiano Ronaldo has a separate contract with Real Madrid where he is getting paid £288,000 a week (after tax) salary costing Real Madrid over £500,000 a week to have him in the squad. That is massive £15 million a year ($21.5m) after tax salary more than anyone else in football making him the highest paid footballer.
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About Cristiano Ronaldo – Net Worth, Career, And More
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro was born on February 5, 1985, in Madeira, Portugal to Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro and José Diniz Aveiro. Cristiano has an elder brother, Hugo and two elder sisters, Elma and Liliana Cátia. Ronaldo’s father, José Dinis Aveiro, was the equipment manager for the local club Andorinha. The name Ronaldo was added to Cristiano’s name in honor of his father’s favorite movie actor, Ronald Reagan, who was U.S. president at the time of Cristiano’s birth. He’s the youngest son of a gardener father and a mother who was a worked as a cook and cleaning person. Hardship shaped his early life, after his father dead in 2005 cause of illness and drinking alcohol. Then he decided he will never drink alcohol in whole life. On 3 July 2010, Ronaldo announced on his Facebook page that become a father of a baby boy. The child is named Cristiano Ronaldo Junior and is under his father protection.
Living in poverty, he started playing football when he expelled from school from attacking a teacher. And then his mother told him to keep focusing on sport. He began playing for an amateur team at age eight, joining a local club at age ten that went on to win the title, leading to Sporting Clube de Portugal NIL him for an undisclosed amount. He was signed by the Portuguese team Sporting CP in 1997 when he was only twelve. He made a huge splash in his Sporting debut when he scored not, one but two goals. At the age of 15, he was diagnosed with a racing heart which almost forced him to stop playing soccer forever. After a successful surgery, he was able to put his playing career back on track. In the summer of 2003, when Sporting played against Manchester United and defeated them, Cristiano caught the attention of Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
After a successful season with Sporting that brought the young player to the attention of Europe’s biggest football clubs, Ronaldo signed with English powerhouse Manchester United in 2003. After he had joined Man United, Sir Alex Ferguson insisted on giving him the no 7 Jersey. Ronaldo initially wanted number 28, which was his jersey number back in Sporting. When offered the number 7 he was initially reluctant since that jersey had big names linked to it like Eric Cantona, George Best, and David Beckham. However, Ferguson didn’t budge from his decision, and CR7 created. .He played as a midfielder for Manchester United for three years before breaking out during the 2006 season as a promising new player. Ronaldo scored the third goal in Manchester United’s 4–0 Football League Cup final victory over Wigan Athletic, and that won him the second trophy in English football. He broke the 20 goal barrier for the first time and picked up his first league title with Manchester United in season 2006-2007. The success of the fan omens Cristiano Ronaldo continue through the season 2012/2013. On 9 April, Ronaldo scored twice to send Real Madrid to the semi-finals in the Champions League. On July 10, 2016, Ronaldo added another emotional victory to his accolades, leading Portugal to the European Championship final against France as his national team’s captain. Portugal went on to win the championship title 1-0, their first international trophy.
Often ranked as the best player in the world, Ronaldo was named the best Portuguese player of all time by the Portuguese Football Federation, during its 100th-anniversary celebrations in 2015. He is the only player to win four European Golden Shoe awards. One of the most marketable athletes in the sport, in 2016 Forbes named Ronaldo the world’s best paid athlete. In June 2016, ESPN ranked him the world’s most famous athlete.