Cristiano Ronaldo alongside Lionel Messi are the two greatest players of this generation in the world and for best part of last 10 years they they are at a different level than other footballers in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo has a massive presence on and off the field and his social media following is the proof of it. 109 million people follow him on facebook while another 40 million followers on twitter makes him the most followed sportsman in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth: $450 million
- Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the world with £15 million a year ($21.5m) a year after tax salary. Only Messi can match his yearly salary from club football.
- Ronaldo is also the most endorsed footballer and currently has 4th most lucrative endorsement deal in sports with Nike worth £14.1 million a year ($21m) plus number of other deals.
- Ronaldo also have CR7 branded has clothing and shoes lines plus his $80 million worth of CR7 hotel project in 4 different cities.
We take a look at his yearly income and potential net worth which is already over $450 million making him the most marketable athlete in the world.
Ronaldo Real Madrid Salary: Cristiano Ronaldo has a unique contract with Real Madrid where he is getting paid £288,000 a week (after tax) salary costing Real Madrid over £500,000 a week to have him in the squad. That is massive £15 million a year ($21.5m) after tax salary more than anyone else in football making him the highest paid footballer.
|TIMELINE||CLUBS & CONTRACTS||WEEKLY||YEARLY|
|November 2016||Ronaldo signed a financially improved contract extension with Real Madrid and new deal will keep him at the club till 2021-22 season.||£365,000 after tax||£21 million after tax|
|September 2013||Ronaldo signed a financially improved 5 year contract extension with Real Madrid in September 2013 making him highest paid player.||£288,000 after tax||£15 million after tax|
|July 2009||Ronaldo signed for Real Madrid for record £80 million fee in 2009. His initial 6 year contract included £183,000 a week a week salary and 25% increase every year to £556,000 a week in his final year||£183,000 a week||£9.5 million|
|June 2007||Ronaldo’s last contract extension with Manchester United was back in 2007 when he signed 5 year deal worth £120,000-a-week.||£120,000-a-week||£6 million|
|August 2003||Manchester United signed Ronaldo in summer of 2003 for £12.24m from sporting. Ronaldo was handed a 5 year deal earning him mere £35,000 a week||£35,000 a week|
Ronaldo Endorsement Deals: But his lucrative endorsement deals put his Real Madrid salary to shame. He currently has a fourth most lucrative endorsement deal in world of sport with Nike, where he is getting paid around $21.7m a year. But thats not the only endorsement deal under his belt.
He has huge list of international and domestic endorsement deals including with the brands like Armani, Tag Heuer, Toyota, Samsung, Herbalife, Konami and Banco Espirito Santo where is netting another $10 million a year combined. To put into perspective Ronaldo
|NIKE||£14.1million a year|
|Deals with number of other brands like Armani, Konami, Tag Heuer, Samsung, Herbalife and several domestic Portuguese deals earn him around||£7 to £8 million a year|
CR7 Underwear & Shoes line: Ronaldo is not only a great footballer but he is a shrewd businessman and already planning life after football. His very own CR7 branded clothing/underwear and shoes line is is getting popular which nets him another $6 to $10 million a year.
CR7 Hotels: Ronaldo recently made a huge investment with “Pestana Hotels” and became the partner where they will be building four hotels valued at $80 million with CR7 branding. One of the hotels will be built in New York while the other three will be in Funchal, Madrid and his native Lisbon.
The first two hotel in the project will be opened in Madeira and Lisbon in summer 2016 while by 2017 CR7 Madrid hotel will be in operating followed by an early 2018 opening in New York.
Messi is clearly outscoring Ronaldo on the field in terms of trophies and glory but when it comes to money/business Ronaldo is in the league of his own. Ronaldo’s current net worth is around $480 million and by the time he will retire from professional football he might be the first billion dollar footballer in terms of total net worth.