Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most recognized soccer players. He has won many awards throughout his career, including five Ballon d’Ors, five Champions League gold medals, league titles in England, Spain, and Italy, and the Euro Cup gold medal with Portugal.
On-field, he’s achieved quite the results and has been considered the best soccer player by many. Off-field, Cristiano Ronaldo has also been very successful, earning many endorsements and creating a portfolio of businesses.
In 2020, Ronaldo earned $120 million, with $35.4 (€30) million coming from his salary at the Italian club Juventus and an astonishing $50 million coming from endorsements.
He’s been playing there since 2018, and it’s been reported that he even took a pay cut when he moved there from Real Madrid, the richest soccer club in the world. Ronaldo has one more year left on his contract, which has brought him around $142 million in just four years.
Cristiano Ronaldo achieved a prestigious and sought-after feat in 2020 – he became the first team athlete to reach $1 billion in career earnings. The year before, it was estimated that he’s worth about $466 million.
Outside soccer, Cristiano Ronaldo has been very successful as well. His endorsements include a lifetime deal with Nike and notable deals with:
- MTG, Unilever
- Tag Heuer
- Egyptian Steel
- Poker Stars
- Italia Independent
The player has also been opening multiple businesses, including:
- CR7 brand of clothing, shoes, and underwear
- CR7 Pestana hotels in Portugal, Spain, and soon New York
- Hair transplant clinic in Spain
- Gyms across Spain
Finally, we should mention that he recently became the first person to reach 500 million followers on social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Soccer is undoubtedly the most popular sport globally, and Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best and most recognized players. That popularity brings many opportunities, and the Portuguese player has taken advantage of that, consequently becoming successful off the field too.