Understanding Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth and Football Successes

What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth?

As of the time of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is roughly $500 million, this makes him one of the richest athletes in the world.

Net Worth:£358 million ($500 million)
Age/Date of Birth:
36 years old (5 February 1985)
Height:
185 cm
6 ft 1 in
Ethnicity/Race:
Portuguese
Nationality:Portuguese
Wife or Girlfriend:Georgina Rodríguez (2017–)
Parents:Father: José Dinis Aveiro
Mother: Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays for the Portugal national team and currently for Serie A club Juventus. Considering the rate at which his earnings have been increasing, there were speculations that CR7, as the football star of often called, could be football’s first billionaire and as it stands now, he has already added that to his ever-growing list of accolades, according to a June 2020 report by Forbes‘ Christina Settimi.

The business magazine revealed that the footballer garnered $105 million in earnings in the previous year, before taxes and fees, helping him secure the 4th spot on Forbes lists of Celebrity 100 and The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2020. By this, he also became the third active and first team-sport athlete in history to get on the billionaires’ list, joining Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Ronaldo reportedly made over half of his billion from club contracts, with $650 million coming through his professional soccer career alone. It is even expected that the figure will have increased to $765 million by the time his current contract expires in June 2022.

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5 February 1985 in Santo Antonio. His father, a municipal gardener, took his second name from US former president Ronald Reagan, who was his favorite actor. Ronaldo began to play football at the age of 8, joining the amateur side Andorinha where his father worked as an equipment manager.  Three years later, he joined local club Nacional and after winning a title with the team, he joined Sporting Clube de Portugal. Ronaldo was diagnosed with a racing heart at the age of 15, a condition that could’ve ended his football career but after a successful laser surgery, he returned to the game.

His Move To Manchester United

His performance with the Portuguese side attracted attention from top clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Manchester United but it was United who finally signed him after coach Alex Ferguson was awed by his skills. At the age of 18, before the 2003/2004 season, Ronaldo joined Manchester United.

His success at Manchester rose rapidly, and after his one-year contract expired, he signed a 5-year contract extension. In the 2007/2008 season, Ronaldo helped United win the champions league where they beat Chelsea. That season, he received his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the year awards, becoming the first premier league player to win the later.

Throughout his stay in Manchester United, he won a total of 9 trophies including 3 premier league titles, 2 football league cups, 1 UEFA Champions League, 1 FA cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, and 1 FA Community shield. He made 292 appearances for the English side scoring 118 goals in all competitions.

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Increasing Success With Real Madrid

In 2009 Ronaldo joined Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid after signing a 6-year contract. He played his debut game in La Liga on the 29th of August 2009, and scored a penalty against Deportivo La Coruña in the game which ended in favour of Madrid. He went on to score in each of his three subsequent fixtures, becoming the first of the team’s player to score in their first four consecutive games.

In the middle of the campaign, Ronaldo ran for the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award and was only able to make it to the second position, behind Lionel Messi. That notwithstanding, he never ceased to put up strong performances on the field. By the end of the season, Ronaldo recorded 33 goals and no trophies.

In 2011, the CR7 became the first player in La Liga to score 40 goals after he scored two goals in the final match of the season and unlike the previous season, he grabbed one trophy- the Pichichi Trophy. Consequently, he won his second European Golden Shoe and by so, became the very first player to win the award in two different leagues.

During the 2011–12 season, Real Madrid recorded greater success on Ronaldo’s account as they were able to win their first La Liga title in four years due to his record 100 points. The Portuguese kicked off the following season by lifting his third trophy in Spain- the Supercopa de España, and all through the campaign, his goalscoring rate never dropped.

Thanks to his continuous show of dedication and exhibition of rare talent, Real Madrid could not wait for Ronaldo’s initial contract to expire before signing a new one that stretched his stay three years longer. The contract extension came in the 2013/14 season with a mouth-watering salary that made him the highest-paid player in football for a short while.

By the end of that season, Ronaldo had made 59 appearances and scored 69 goals in addition to receiving the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the first time in his career. He also scored the highest number of goals in the Champions League for the third time, with a record 17 goals, and as a result, was named the UEFA Best Player in Europe. In his final season with the team, Ronaldo lifted the FIFA Club World Cup with the team and received his second consecutive FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Continuing His Career At Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo became a Juventus player on the 10th of July 2018 after he signed a four-year deal with the Italian club which had the team pay a €100 million transfer fee, the highest an Italian club has ever paid. Following his move to the new team, Ronaldo explained that it was prompted by his desire for a new challenge, however, he subsequently revealed that it was caused by the lack of support shown by Florentino Pérez, the president of the club.

The forward scored his first goals during his fourth appearance for Juventus in a home game against Sassuolo on September 16, 2018. In January 2019, he won his first trophy with the club, the 2018 Supercoppa Italiana, in a match against A.C. Milan. The victory came after he scored the game’s only goal against their opponent. Ronaldo eventually finished his first Serie A season with 21 goals and 8 assists, and also won the inaugural Serie A Award for Most Valuable Player. Still on the team, he continues to thrill the world with his amazing skills, breaking existing records and setting new ones in almost every game he appears in.

International Football outings

He began his international playing for the Portuguese U – 18 division, he has since been capped over 100 times, becoming the team’s captain in 2008. With his national side, Ronaldo has participated in six major tournaments- three times (2004, 2008, 2012) in the UEFA European Championships and three times (2006, 20010, 2014) in the FIFA World Cup. In 2015, he was named the best Portuguese player of all-time. He is the all-time highest goal scorer for his national side and helped the team to secure their qualification for the Euro 2016 tournament.

Some of Ronaldo’s Major Achievements So Far

With Real Madrid, Ronaldo won a total of 15 trophies which includes: 2 Copas Del Rey titles, 3 UEFA Champions League trophies, 2 La Liga Championships, 3 UEFA Super Cups, 2 Supercopa de Espana titles and 3 FIFA Club World Cups.

Cristiano Ronaldo has also broken records in La Liga history, including the fastest person to score 200 La Liga goals. He is Madrid’s all-time goal scorer, beating Raul’s record, and the highest scorer in the UEFA Champions League with 80 goals and counting, beating his perceived riva,l Messi’s 77.

Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or for world player of the year for 5 times in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 putting him at par with his only rival Lionel Messi who has won the coveted award for a record 5 times also in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015.

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Details of Ronaldo’s $500 million Net Worth and How He Made It

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid footballer in the world in 2015 with $80 million in earnings. The business magazine also named him the highest-paid athlete in the world in 2016 and 2017 with $88 million and $93 million in earnings, including salary and endorsements. From 2010 to 2019, he made a whopping €720 million (£615 million). This earned him the second position in Forbes list of The Highest-Paid Athletes Of The Decade, with boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. taking the first spot. This section provides you with all the information about how the superstar player makes his money so keep scrolling.

His Mouth-Watering Career Earnings

Within his 19-year soccer career (as of 2020) Cristiano Ronaldo has amassed more than $650 million just from his salary as a player. He began his professional career with Manchester United after the team signed him for a year on 12 August 2003, for the sum of £12.24 million. This made him the most expensive teenager in the history of English football at the time. At the expiration of his one-year deal, United extended his contract by five years for £31 million, making him the highest-paid player in the club’s history. At Manchester United Ronaldo earned an annual salary of £7 million, according to The Guardian.

When he was done with United, Ronaldo moved over to Real Madrid before the start of the 2009-2010 season in a record-breaking transfer fee at the time, of £80 million ($132 million or €94 million) for six years. Following the deal, he became the highest-paid footballer in the world at that time with an annual salary of €13m (£11m). Ronaldo renewed the contract at the beginning of the 2013/14 season and it was worth £28 million more than the previous deal. This increased his basic salary of €21 million (£17.6m) per year, according to CNN, and extended his contract till 2018.

After spending nine years at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo left the global soccer giant for the Italian Serie A club Juventus on 10 July 2018, having put pen to paper in a deal worth at least $340 million over 4 years, according to Forbes. The contract, which will keep the player at Juventus till 2022, includes a transfer fee worth $140 million (€120 million) and a net annual salary of approximately $35 million (€30 million) with no bonuses or incentives.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Earnings Over The Past Ten Years

Below is the footballer’s earnings (his combined income from salaries, bonuses, and endorsements) from 2011 to 2020, according to Forbes.

  • 2011————$38 million
  • June 2012—– $42.5 million
  • June 2013—– $44 million
  • June 2014—– $80 million
  • June 2015—– $79.6 million
  • June 2016—– $88 million
  • June 2017—– $93 million
  • June 2018—– $108 million
  • June 2019—– $109 million
  • May 2020—— $ 105 million

Just as Ronaldo’s earnings from his soccer career has been on the increase, his net worth has also been on the rise. Sadly though, there are no records currently that shows how it has grown over the years.

Beyond His Heavy Salary, Ronaldo Is Known For Snagging Huge Endorsement Deals

Ronaldo bolsters his football earnings with off-pitch activities. Being one of the most popular athletes in the world with over 200 million fans on social media, Ronaldo is a top-preferred choice for endorsement deals by the world’s top luxury brands. He endorses Nike, Emirates, Toyota, Emporio Armani, Samsung, Konami, Mobily, Herbalife, KFC, Castrol, and Electronic Arts, who make the video game FIFA.

Ronaldo became the first footballer to sign a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike in November 2016. The deal, which is worth an estimated $1 billion, will see him earn a $20 million-fat paycheck every year, even after he retires. The only other athletes with lifetime deals with the brand include basketball legends LeBron James and Michael Jordan.

In 2012 and 2013, the talented player earned $21,000,000 from his sponsorship deals and followed it up the following year with a $28,000,000 earnings. In 2015, he earned $27,000,000 from endorsements, and in 2016 the player garnered $5,800,000 from his  Nike Instagram post and $32,000,000 from his endorsement deals. 2017 had Ronaldo making $400,000 from every sponsored post on his Instagram account and $35,000,000 from his brand contracts.

In the year 2018, the Portuguese football star also made $47 million from his endorsements in addition to the $750,000 he made from every sponsored post on his Instagram account. In 2019, he took home $3 million less than he did the previous year and $45 million last year, 2020.

The Celebrity Football Player Has A Number Of Thriving Businesses/Investments

Ronaldo Has A Lifestyle Brand

Despite all the money he currently makes from his football career and endorsement deals, Cristiano Ronaldo, no doubt, understands that it won’t be this way forever. Consequently, he is already making plans for his life after football. He launched his fashion brand, CR7, in 2006 with his first boutique on the island of Madeira in Portugal. Two years later, he expanded the business with another clothes boutique in Lisbon in 2008. In addition to adult clothes, the clothing line also includes children’s clothes modelled by his son.

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In July 2014, he unveiled a premium range of shirts and shoes at the Bread & Butter fashion exhibition in Berlin in addition to an international brand website, CR7shirts.com. He was able to pull that off in collaboration with the New York-based designer, Richard Chai and the Danish manufacturer JBS Textile Group, which also helped him co-designed a range of underwear and a line of sock, released in November 2013.

He Launched A Fragrance Line In 2015

In partnership with Eden Parfums, Ronaldo expanded his business in September 2015 by launching his own fragrance line with the perfume, Cristiano Ronaldo Legacy. Speaking on the launch in an email, the soccer star said he wanted the fragrance to have a personal connection and include his name. ”

Legacy is a word that is meaningful to me. It’s about creating a lasting impression and something that people remember you for. It’s what I want to do in both my life and my career” he added. On September 3, 2020, the Portugal football player returned with a new fragrance named CR7 Game On. He launched the perfume via his account on Instagram with the video below:

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The Portuguese Star Is Also Involved In The Hospitality Business

In December 2016, Ronaldo launched a £54million ‘CR7’ hotel chain in three European cities connected to his football career, including Funchal, Lisbon, and Madrid. There’s also going to be a fourth one in New York, which might get his fans excited considering the speculation that the athlete plans to move there in the future.

According to Ronaldo, his partnership with Portugal’s Pestana Hotel Group was his way of getting himself ready for life after his hay days. The soccer champion said, “My job is to play football, but life won’t always be like this…I am young but I feel very fulfilled so this project is exciting for me. I’m thinking about my future, and my son and my family”.

In addition to his hotels, Ronaldo has also invested in the restaurant business. He co-owns the Grupo Mabel Capital together with other leading Spanish sports stars and celebrities like Rafa Nadal, Pau Gasol, and Enrique Iglesias. The company is the owner of the Tatel chain of restaurants, which is present in Miami, Madrid, and Ibiza. That aside, the soccer star also has a stake in Mabel Hospitality group’s Zela restaurant, which is open in Ibiza and in London’s Covent Garden.

He Opened A Museum In His Hometown

On 15 December 2013, Ronaldo opened a museum named Museu CR7, in his hometown of Funchal, Madeira. The idea of a museum was conceived by Ronaldo’s older brother, Hugo, who had travelled to see him at his Real Madrid villa and noticed that his over 140 trophies were scattered across the building. Consequently, he reasoned that it would be a good idea to have them all housed in one place. Thankfully, Cristiano had a decent-sized building in Funchal that needed filling and so a museum was created in his honour.

As the player’s trophies increased, there was a need for a larger space so on June 6 2016, the museum resumed operations, having been relocated to a space below the Pestana CR7 Hotel, in Praça do Mar, also in Sé, Funchal. According to The Guardian, people above the age of ten are required to pay a €5 to visit the museum while under-10s enjoy free entry.

In Addition To Football, The Portugal Sensation Is Also Passionate About Health

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Spreading his wings in the world of business, Ronaldo moved into hair care in March 2019 in collaboration with the hair care group known as Insparya. The company, which already owned 10 clinics across Portugal, specializes in hair transplants. The footballer’s 50-percent stake in the company would see several more clinics opened up in Spain.

Known for being interested in his own self-care and always looking good, Ronaldo revealed during the inauguration of the company in Spain that his aim of getting involved with the hair clinic was to help people affected by alopecia on the head get back their confidence. “Alopecia is a very big problem in Europe and around the world and we want to help people improve their self-esteem and not be ashamed to come to us,” said Cristiano.

He went on to say that everyone, including himself, is usually conscious of their self-image, and as a result of this, he quickly jumped at the offer when Paulo Ramos, CEO of the group) told him about the project. Additionally, he made it known that the project was also intended to help give Spain’s economy a boost while helping its people.

According to the Daily Mirror, the price of a hair transplant at Ronaldo’s clinic will begin at €4,000. Meanwhile, Ronaldo named his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, as one of the clinic’s managers.

Other Ventures

In 2016, Ronaldo went into an agreement with the Crunch Franchise to establish CR7 Crunch Fitness. His initial intention was to replicate the fitness empire in not less than a hundred places but for some reasons, he stopped at only two in Madrid.

Ronaldo’s private jet, a Gulfstream G200 worth 19 million euros, is also a means through which he generates revenue. When he is not using it, another of his companies known as Duton Invest rents it out for 3,000 euros per hour.

The forward has also launched games such as “Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer Clash” and “Ronaldo Kick’n’Run”, both of which are targeted at the smartphone market. He also released two mobile applications in December 2011 and December 2013. The first is an iPhone game named “Heads Up with Cristiano” while the second, a social networking website cum mobile app, is called is “Viva Ronaldo”.

Due to his level of fame and influence, several works have been done with Ronaldo as the focus. These include his autobiography titled Moments (2007), a TV film called Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit (2011), a documentary titled Cristiano Ronaldo: The World at His Feet (2014), and a documentary film titled Ronaldo (2015).

Ronaldo’s Income Sources At A Glance

  • Career Earnings
  • Endorsement deals
  • Businesses/Investments

-Clothing line

-Fragrance line

-Hotel chain

-Restaurant

-Museum

-Investment in hair care

-Aircraft rental

-Gymnasiums

-Games

With a net worth of $500 million, Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world and therefore can afford the finest of luxury. His ever-growing fleet of luxury cars include Bentley Continental GTC ($195,000) Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sports Coupe, ($55,000) Ferrari 599 GTO ($385,000), Maserati GranCabrio ($140,000) and Lamborghini Aventador ($318,000).

He owns mansions in Madrid and England. In August 2015 Ronaldo bought an exquisite penthouse in the Trump Tower for $18.5 million.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s earning is set to increase as he plays soccer for Juventus. His endorsements, clothing line, and fragrance among other businesses, will also significantly boost his wealth.

Is He Married or Does He Have A Girlfriend?

Cristiano Ronaldo, unlike his rival Lionel Messi, has been associated with several beauties all over the world. He even ended some relationships when his girlfriend at the time could no longer cope with the several advances pretty women give him and the ones he reciprocates.

CR7 has a daughter named Alana Martina with his Spanish girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez. Their daughter was born on November 12, 2017. Before her, he had a set of twins born for him on June 8, 2016. The twins are a girl and a boy named Eva Mario and Mateo respectively. They were born by an unknown surrogate mother.

Cristiano’s first child is a son named Cristiano Junior. His mother is unknown and rumors have it that she was a surrogate mother who was paid millions of pounds. CR7 has however not confirmed this, neither will he ever do so. He said he owes the truth only to his son and not the public. Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. was born on 7th June 2010.

His first son has already taken to football and was signed on to Pozuelo CF, a local Spanish club

Gay Rumours

Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of being in a gay relationship with Morrocan Kickboxer Badr Hari. According to a report by The Sun, he was reported to have been taking 3 to 4 jets a week to see Badr Hari in Morrocco just to cuddle. However, the claim seems not to hold much water as no new stories or discoveries have followed it since then. However what might have aided people believing it was CR7’s penchant for having kids through surrogacy despite having a girlfriend.

His Body Measurements

CR7 has a lovely athletic body build. He stands at 6 ft 1¼ inches or 185 cm weighing a decent 83 kg or 183 lbs. His biceps are perfect at 14, chest measures 43 inches while coming down to his waist you will find him at a firm 33 inches waist measurement.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Cristiano
Last Name:dos Santos Aveiro
Also Known As:
Cristiano Ronaldo, CR7, Cris, Ron, Ronnie, The Sultan Of The Stepover
Sex/Gender:
Male
Profession:
Professional footballer
Famous For:Being one of the greatest footballer ever
Colleges/Universities Attended:
NA
Educational Qualifications:
Junior high school education
Religion:
Christianity
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
36 years old (5 February 1985)
Zodiac Sign:Aquarius
Birth Place:
Hospital Dr. Nélio Mendonça, Funchal, Portugal
Nationality:Portuguese
Ethnicity/Race:
Portuguese
Country of Residence:
Italy
Physical Attributes
Height:
185 cm
6 ft 1 in
Weight:
83 kg
183 lb
Eye Colour:
Hazel
Hair Color:
Black
Other Body Measurements:
Chest size - 110 cm (43 in)
Waist size - 84 cm (33 in)
Hips size - 62 cm (24.5 in)
Biceps size- 35 cm (14 in)
Shoe size - 9 US
Relationships
Marital Status:
Dating
Spouse/Partner:
Georgina Rodríguez (2017–)
Family and Relatives
Father:
José Dinis Aveiro
Mother:Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro
Children:
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., Alana Martina dos Santos Aveiro, Eva Maria Dos Santos, Mateo Ronaldo
Siblings:Katia Aveiro (Sister)
Hugo dos Santos Aveiro (Brother)
Elma dos Santos Aveiro (Sister)
Other Relatives:
Grandparents- Jose Vivieros and Maria-Angela Spinola
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
£358 million ($500 million)
Salary: $70 million per year
Source of Wealth:
Football career, business, endorsement deals

Chuck Dez
Chuck is a personal finance and entertainment writer with over 15 years of experience covering famous biographies, personal finance, celebrity net worth, and celebrity lifestyles. He loves the process of researching new information, discovering and learning new things, as well as putting into words, interesting things others might like to read.

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