Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional football player who is universally acknowledged as the greatest player of all time and currently playing football for Real Madrid club and Spain national football team in the position of a forward. To many Cristiano is a legend the best player there is together with his counterpart from Barcelona Lionel Messi. FIFA has ranked Ronaldo as the best player in the world the latest one being in 2017 and becoming the fourth time to hold the crown.
On many occasions, Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the list of the highest paid football players in the world, highest earning athletes globally, world’s most marketable athletes and in addition most popular sportsperson on social media. With all this fame it’s on the interest of many to know how the man with the golden legs banked $450 million as his net worth fortune and exactly what’s Cristiano Ronaldo earnings weekly and annually, in addition, how did he get here. Now let’s have a close look at Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth in 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo Early Life
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is the son of Jose Dinis Aveiro and Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro. He was born in 1985 in Funchal where he was brought up. In his home amongst all the four children of the couple, Ronaldo is the youngest of them all.
Ronaldo started playing football at a very young age at the age of 7 years and was part of Andorinha team between 1992 and 1995. Before moving to Sporting CP at the age of 12, he was a team player with Nacional where he spent around 2 seasons. At the age of 14, he decided to quit education and concentrate on his football career.
Ronaldo is the father to unknown son and twins from unknown mother. He has completely sealed the identity of that family. However, we know his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl in November 2013.
Cristiano Ronaldo Career
Cristiano career in football started off when he was young, but we can say it started shaping up when he was in Sporting CP at the age of 16. Due to his scoring ability and his prowess he caught the attention of several managers such as Arsene Wenger, Gerard Houllier, and Alex Ferguson all of them with some interest of signing the 18-year-old.
Alex Ferguson, the then manager of Manchester United, made it sign him in the 2003-2004 season for £12.24 million. At Manchester United he helped the team win the premier league title in 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, UEFA Champions League 2007-2008, FA Community shield in 2007, Football league Cup in 2005-06 and 2008-09 and FIFA World Cup 2008.
While at Manchester United he was awarded awards such as premier league player of the month, Footballer of the Year, Fans player of the year, EUFA Club / FIFA World Footballer of the Year, took home the European Golden Shoe, premier league Golden Boot and even Ballon d’Or.
Ronaldo transferred to Real Madrid for £80 million in the 2009-10 season where he has been playing to date and had a contract with them which abides him to the club till 2021. With Real Madrid he has been able to help the club win La Liga twice, Copa Del Rey twice, Super Copa de Espana twice, UEFA Champions League thrice, UEFA Super Cup twice and FIFA Club World Cup twice.
As a player of his national team Portugal where he is the captain, he has been able to lead the in winning UEFA European Championship in 2016.
Awards & Achievements
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most awarded perhaps the most awarded player in football history. Some of the awards he has received in summary are 4 FIFA Ballon d’Or/Ballon d’Or, 4 European Golden Shoes, 24 Trophies, and other numerous, uncountable awards.
Net Worth of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo net worth as of today stands at $450 million. He has been ranked as the highest-earning athlete in 2017 earning around $93 million. Cristiano Ronaldo on a weekly basis earns around £365,000. Ronaldo has been a regular entry in the list of worlds highest paid and worlds highest earning. But Cristiano Ronaldo net worth figures haven’t been realized through his football career earnings but through endorsement deals which has been Cristiano Ronaldo net worth booster.
Currently Ronaldo has a lifetime deal with Nike which guaranteed his a clean $1 billion, he also has other sponsorship deals with consumer products such as computers, clothing, soft drinks, automotive and many more. In addition, the fact that he has 275 million social media fans he becomes among the most marketable athletes, and another of Cristiano Ronaldo net wort income channel is his line of CR7 products that include hotels, underwear, fragrance among other products.
Cristiano Ronaldo can only be termed as a legend, an icon and a master of the game. He has set more than 50 world records, and he is yet to slow down so we can expect more and even a change in his net worth figures.