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Cristiano Ronaldo became the first billionaire footballer in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first billionaire footballer in the world

Cristiano Ronaldo

While some are losing their status as a billionaire, others are only rising in the ranking of the richest people in the world according to Forbes. So, the 35-year-old striker of Juventus and the Portuguese national team, Cristiano Ronaldo, became the first player in the world to earn a billion dollars in his entire career.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The athlete's income for 2019 amounted to $ 105 million. Thus, he took fourth place in the top of the highest paid celebrities after the owner of the beauty empire Kylie Jenner (590 million), rapper Kanye West (170 million) and tennis player Roger Federer (106.3 million).

Cristiano Ronaldo

It is known that of the billion billion earned, 650 million is the salary received for the games, but Ronaldo received the rest of the money by acting in commercials.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano has a life-long agreement with Nike, under which he receives $ 20 million annually, and a contract to advertise Clear shampoo. He also starred in the commercials of Banco Espirito Santo and Otkrytie banks, KFC fast food restaurants and was the face of the Italian brand Armani. Over the past year, the football player posted 49 sponsorship posts on Instagram, each of which cost about 900 thousand euros.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Forbes noted that Ronaldo became the third athlete in history to have earned a billion dollars before retiring from professional sports. Previously, this was possible for golfer Tiger Woods in 2009 and boxer Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

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