There are some athletes that you immediately think of when you hear a sport. Based on their talents and celebrity status, their name instantly comes to mind. When you think of soccer, the first name you most likely think of has to be Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s the most famous soccer player in the world, after all. He started off his career playing for Manchester United at the age of 18 in 2003, and later in 2009, moved on to Real Madrid where he still is playing today and will be doing so for the foreseeable future.
Being one of the world’s best and famous soccer players naturally has some perks. He has made millions of dollars over the years and has so much money that he doesn’t know what to do with it. Of course, he has fancy cars, expensive jewelry, and luxurious homes, but he also uses his millions for good, donating to charities and to people in need. He’s also a family man, and having four children, he provides them the best life he possibly can. He’s made millions and he will continue to make millions even after his career is over. Here are 15 things you need to know about soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and how he likes to spend his chunks of money.
15.HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETE (HOW MUCH IS HE WORTH?)
Cristiano Ronaldo is known for many things, and being the highest-paid athlete of any sport is definitely one of them. In 2017, Ronaldo made $93 million, making him both the highest-paid athlete as well as the fifth highest-paid celebrity. Out of that $93 million, $58 million of it was his salary as a soccer player, while the remaining $35 million was made due to his many endorsements. With that insane amount of money,
Cristiano’s net worth is way over $400 million and still growing every single day. Obviously, Cristiano is set for a lifetime of luxury with that kind of money and has even admitted that he has no idea how much money he even has. We wish we had that problem!
14.HE SIGNED A FIVE-YEAR DEAL
Cristiano is one of the best soccer players in the world, so it’s only natural that any and all teams are willing to fight for him to be on their team. Cristiano has been playing for Real Madrid for a few years now, so of course, they’re willing to do anything they can to keep their star player. As a result, he signed a five-year deal with the team, and reportedly,the team was willing to pay him approximately $460,000 a week just to stay with them.
The deal would keep him a part of the team until 2021 when he’s 36 years old. To further ensure that they’re going to keep the best athlete around, Real Madrid also put in a buyout clause in the deal they made with him.