Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the wealthiest athletes currently? How much is Cristiano Ronaldo worth?
Today you are going to learn about Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the best players of this generation. Portugal is the native home of Ronaldo, and he plays for Juventus on the club level and Portugal on the national team level.
He has won several awards individually and as a team. The latest achievement was him winning the European tournament in 2016.
Cristiano is widely known for his scoring prowess and his trademark celebration style.
So, in this article, you will get to learn about Cristiano Ronaldo’s life, career, and net worth.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Life
His maternal name is Cristiano dos Santos Aveiro. Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro gave birth to Ronaldo in February 1985 in Sao Pedro in Madeira. However, he was raised in Santo Antonio in Funchal.
His father was called Jose Dinis Aveiro but died in 2005 when Ronaldo’s soccer career was starting to glitter. The father was a gardener in the municipality; they stayed in a while the mother was a chef.
Ronaldo is the last-born child in a family of four. Here are the names of his elder siblings.
- Liliana Catia
He started his soccer career while he was young at CF Andorinha in Santo Antonio from 1992 to 1995. Then he joined Clube Desportivo Nacional in Funchal from 1995 to 1997. Ronaldo was then signed by Sporting Clube de Portugal for £1,500 after spending a three-day trial.
That move made him relocate to Alcochete municipality, which is not far from Lisbon, the home town of Sporting CP. While playing for Sporting’s junior team, he still attended school, but when he was fourteen. Ronaldo decided to quit education to try his luck in professional football.
However, his time at school was not so easy as he got an expulsion in his school after disrespecting his teacher by throwing a chair towards him. The next year was not easy for him as he was diagnosed with a cardiac problem.
That didn’t derail his aspiration because he underwent surgery and resumed training after some days.
Laszlo Boloni, the Sporting CP coach when Ronaldo was sixteen, gave him a chance to play in Sporting’s first team, team B, under 16,17, and 18. At 17, Cristiano made his played his first Primeira Liga match and scored a brace against Moreirense.
His career was splendid; hence top European teams like Liverpool, Arsenal, and Barcelona were interested in his signature. Nonetheless, they all were not successful, and he joined Manchester United at that time Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager.
Ronaldo made played his first English Premier League game against Bolton Wanderers. The match proved so vital, and he performed to the expectation of many fans. His scoring form continued while in Manchester United.
But his career was full of controversies. While at Manchester United, he won several titles like Premier League trophies, Champions League, and FA Cup. Additionally, he won his first Ballon D’Or trophy currently at five.
Apart from it, he also won Premier League golden boot, FIFA Puskas Award, and UEFA Club Footballer of the Year award while at United. When his Manchester United time was over, there were a lot of issues as Manchester United was not ready for his departure.
That didn’t derail him. Ronaldo went to Real Madrid after the completion of the 2008-2009 Premier League season. He played for them from 2009 to 2018, winning several team and individual awards. Same as his end times at Manchester, he speculated his time at Real Madrid after winning the UEFA Champions League tie against Liverpool.
He then joined Juventus, located in Turin for €112,000,000 inclusive of additional fees. This transfer was the highest fee paid for a soccer player above thirty years.
Till today Cristiano plays soccer and is termed as being the great players in the history of football. His main soccer rival is Lionel Messi, who has won many individual accolades than him.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth
Being an influential person globally, he is not only earning from football but endorsements. Furthermore, he is the highly paid ($936,000,000 – 2016-2017) social media celebrity due to him having over 158,000,000 followers across social media platforms. As of now, his net worth is estimated to be $460,000,000.
His salary at Juventus is $64,000,000, while endorsements are earning him $45,000,000 annually.
Presently, he has a lifetime sponsorship deal with Nike, which produces his iconic soccer boots called Nike Mercurial Vapor CR7 edition that is worth $1 billion. Other deals include him being in the cover of FIFA 18 and Pro Evolution Soccer for the years 2008, 2012, and 2013.
In the past decade, Ronaldo earned €720,000,000, making him the second-highest-paid athlete, according to Forbes magazine. The following are other corporates that Ronaldo has deals with.
- American Tourister
- Egyptian Steel
He owns a museum in his hometown Funchal which houses his trophies. Moreover, he has his clothing line company called CR7.
Without denial, Ronaldo loves a lavish lifestyle. Ronaldo has different types of cars like Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti, among many others. He has a house in Madrid that is estimated to be worth over $5,000,000.
Other things that Ronaldo owns are hotels under Pestano Lifestyle Hotels Company.
He has too much wealth, which is equated with being worth $500,000,000.
To date, he has not married and but is dating Georgina Rodriguez. However, he has four children, three from surrogacy and one born by Rodriguez. They are called.
- Cristiano Ronaldo Jr.
- Twins (Eva Maria and Mateo Ronaldo)
- Alana Martina
He has dated different models before. One of the widely known is Irina Shayk, who he dated for five years according to their agreement.
Though being wealthy, he has had several challenges. The most recent is when his mother, who is suffering from breast cancer, collapsed and was taken to hospital. Another was when he had legal issues with Spanish authorities for not paying taxes accumulating to €14.4 million.
Nonetheless, the sorted the issue and paid a fine (€18.8 million) hence wasn’t jailed. Thanks for your time. Please, after reading, share it with other friends and family.
Last modified: April 26, 2020