Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the highest paid athlete of any sport.
Ronaldo’s salary is in the tens of millions, and he has some of the biggest endorsement deals in football. This guy has a ridiculous amount of money to burn.
So, how does he earn it, and how does he spend it?
In the last 12 months, Ronaldo has earned $88 million, according to Forbes.
He is not only the highest-paid soccer player, but the highest paid sports athlete in the entire world!
21. Endorsement Deals
Ronaldo’s endorsement deals make up more than one-third of his cash.
That’s’ about $32 million! He has deals with companies such as Tag Heuer and Nike.
20. Nike Deal
Ronaldo’s Nike deal alone makes him $13 million!
Not too shabby.
19. Other Deals
Ronaldo has also made deals with companies such as Herbalife, Castrol, Samsung, and KFC.
On the top of Ronaldo’s mega-contract with Real Madrid, which is paying him $50 million a year in salary and bonuses, are his sponsorship deals.
If Ronaldo were to ever leave Madrid, the buying team would have to pay the club $1 billion in a buy-out.
One of the things Ronaldo likes to spend his money on is cars. It’s one of his hobbies.
He currently drives a $300,000 Lamborghini Aventador, along with his Maserati.
15. More Cars
It’s been reported that Ronaldo also owns a Bentley, a Porsche, and a Mercedes, among other pricy cars.
14. He’s Not Careful
Ronaldo crashed a $320,000 Ferrari in Manchester, where he used to play in 2009.
I guess he’s not the most careful driver even with his $300,000 cars.
He lives in an exclusive community in Madrid built by an architect named Joaquin Torres.
The villa in La Finca is worth $7.1 million.
Inside the house is ridiculously nice.
Since we’re talking about property, Ronaldo dropped 18.5 million on an apartment in 2015.
The apartment was in Manhattan’s Trump Towers.
Ronaldo has been spotted wearing a Jacob and Co. watch. The watch is worth $160,000.
I guess that’s one o the perks of having an endorsement deal with the company.
9. Ronaldo’s Waxwork
The pro football player has been reported of spending $29,000 on a waxwork of himself, which stands in his hallway.
8. Love Life
Due to Ronaldo’s fame and wealth, his love life is a constant source of media scrutiny. He’s dated Irina Shayk…
…a beautiful Russian swimsuit model/actress.
Unfortunately after five years, they split in January 2015.
Ronaldo is known as a fashion aficionado.
He’s just as comfortable in expensive suits as he is in his soccer uniform.
A jack of all trades as they say, Ronaldo has also modeled for Armani and has an underwear line coming out with designer Richard Chai.
5. Opposing Fans
Being appreciated by opposing fans hasn’t always been the case for Ronaldo’s pretty-boy image.
4. He’s Not Bothered
Ronaldo doesn’t really care what people think. It doesn’t bother him. He told The Guardian, “I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me.
I don’t have any other explanation.”
3. He’s Human
Ronaldo has in fact displayed moments of actual human behavior.
He actually cried after winning the Ballon d’Or last year.
2. Charity Work
The football star also does charity work!
He donated $165,000 to a Portuguese cancer center and $83,000 to fund a 10-year-old fan’s brain surgery.
1. Private Jet
Ronaldo bought a Gulfstream Jet for $21 million.
He’s been known to flying all over the world with his girlfriend, often going to the US.