In the entire world of sports and even beyond, there are hardly many individuals as passionate and inspiring as Cristiano Ronaldo, who is unarguably one of the greatest soccer players the world has come to see. Thanks to his skills, hard work, and business sense, he takes a place among the top richest sportspeople on the globe. While almost everyone knows how he makes his money, not too many know how Cristiano Ronaldo spends his millions.
How Much Is Cristiano Ronaldo Worth?
For several years in the past, Cristiano Ronaldo was the highest-paid athlete in the world, raking in millions. Thanks to his greatness on the field of play, Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth that is estimated at $450 million.
Raised in a very humble background, his fortune is directly tied to his career as a footballer, something he started professionally when he was 17. He played for Manchester United for a number of years, helping the English club to win a number of titles before moving to Real Madrid where he solidified his status as a legend in the sport. He helped the club to win multiple championships.
With 450 goals to his name, more than any other player in the over hundred years of the club, and many more club records, he moved to the Italian club, Juventus where he again proved his worth.
On the 2019 Forbes list, he takes the second spot on the list of the most paid athletes in the world only after Lionel Messi. In salary, he receives 31 million Euros from Juventus annually.
Apart from his salary, he also makes his money from endorsement deals with big brands such as Nike and Herbalife as well as through his many business ventures that keep pulling in millions.
How Cristiano Ronaldo Spends His Millions
1. Luxury Items
Inasmuch as he has a reputation for his hard work, the legendary playmaker also finds the time to enjoy the good things money can buy. To start with, he has a private jet that has been estimated at $32 million. A lover of cars, he has a large collection in his garage including a Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini, Maserati, and a number of others.
Also, he has houses in different parts of the world including in his home country of Portugal, Spain, the United States, and Italy. His home in La Finca is said to be worth $6.2 million and his Alderley Edge Mansion in the United Kingdom is valued at more than $6 million.
2. Family And Loved Ones
Another major way that Cristiano Ronaldo Spends his millions is on his family and those he loves.
Brought up with a sense of family values, he ensures that his siblings and mother are well taken care of. His father, José Dinis Aveiro, who was instrumental to his son becoming as much of a star as he is today, died in 2005 without seeing the best years of Ronaldo.
Even for someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, there is a need for time to relax. He does this by going on vacation, when he has the time, with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez and his kids. Once, during a vacation in Greece, he was said to have tipped hotel staff a massive €25k for all their hard work while his family was there.
Not only does he have the golden things of life, but the Juventus star also has a golden heart. One of the ways that Cristiano Ronaldo spends his millions is through charity. He is believed to be one of the most charitable individuals in the world of sports.
In the years past, he has dished out millions towards various causes and has used his status to call attention and also raise funds for different charity organizations. The former Madrid man has put his money to good use by donating to Save the Children, Aid Still Required, UNICEF, Cahonas Scotland and many others.
5. Making More Money
While he may have enough to see him through the rest of his life, the soccer star is continuously spending to make more money. He is putting his money in expanding his empire that include things like his CR7 fragrance, clothing line, hotels, and many others. He also has smartphone games.