Cristiano Ronaldo is a professional soccer player and entrepreneur. Also, he is a popular product ambassador. He is often considered the best soccer player in the world and also is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. Currently, he is playing for the Italian team (Juventus) and the Portugal national team. Are you wondering how much his net worth? Let’s check out here.
Net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of approximately $500 million. He is one of the highest-paid entertainers worldwide of all time. In a given year, easily he earns $100-150 million from salary and endorsements. For example, in the year of 2020, he could earn $120 million, about $70 million from salary and $50 million from endorsements with companies such as Nike, Herbalife and Clear Shampoo.
Cristiano Ronaldo is known as one of the greatest footballers in the world of all time. He has earned his place among legends such as Maradona, George Best and Pele. Also, he is known as “CR7.” Cristiano Ronaldo is often compared with Messi in a debate over who is the best player in the world right now.
Cristiano Ronaldo is earning more than $1 billion in his career from salary and endorsements. It is a milestone that no other footballer worldwide has passed. Once he reaches that achievement, he is going to join the $1 billion athlete club that currently includes:
- Floyd Mayweather ($1 billion)
- Michael Schumacher ($1 billion)
- Jack Nicklaus ($1.15 billion)
- Arnold Palmer ($1.35 billion)
- Tiger Woods ($1.65 billion)
- Michael Jordan ($2+ billion)
Endorsement Earnings and Salary
Usually, Cristiano Ronaldo earns more than $60 million per year as a base salary, even though this has changed throughout the years and with his different clubs. Also, from endorsements, he can earn more than $40 million a year.
Based on the research, between June 2017 and June 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo earned $108 million: $47 million from endorsements and $61 million through salary. Between June 2018 and June 2019, from his empire, he earned $110 million. In the next one-year period, he earned $120 million.
One of his most profitable brand endorsement deals was with Nike. In November 2016, it was announced that Cristiano Ronaldo had signed a $1 billion “lifetime” deal with Nike. The specific terms of that deal are not known, however it is trusted that the deal came with a $100 million signing bonus.
Aside from that, Cristiano Ronaldo also sells various self-branded products such as clothing and perfumes. In 2018, after spending nine years with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a four-year deal with Juventus that pays a base salary of $64 million.
Professional Career of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo made his debut for Sporting Lisbon’s first team, when he was 17 years old. It scored twice in a 3-0 win. In 2003, after Sporting defeated Manchester United (3-1), the Manchester United manager named Alex Ferguson decided to sign the young player. Later, Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United at the beginning of the next season, signing a record-breaking fee for a teenager in English football. Cristiano made his debut as a substitute in a 4-0 win, scoring a free-kick as his first goal for the Red Devils.
Although Cristiano Ronaldo asked for a transfer in the 2006-2007 season, he continued to play for Manchester United. Also, he improved his style of play in the process. During this season, Cristiano scored over 20 goals and won the Premier League title. The next season, he also won the Champions League for the first time and scored 42 goals, setting a new club record. He spent one more year at the club for the 2008-2009 season.
Cristiano Ronaldo then joined Real Madrid (his boyhood club), for a record-breaking transfer fee at the time. Cristiano scored in each of his first four games for the club, setting another record. He finally ended his debut season with Real Madrid with 33 goals. The next season, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first Real Madrid player to score more than 40 goals. The following year, he shattered his previous records with 60 goals in all competition. After success for more years, he finished 69 goals, winning the Ballon d’Or for the first time. In the year of 2018, he left Real Madrid having won many trophies and setting various records.
Next, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Juventus, finishing his debut season with 21 goals and 8 assists. In the year of 2020, he began his second season at Juventus. Also, he has enjoyed a successful international career, winning the Euro Cup in 2016. In Portuguese colors, Ronaldo has played more of a leadership role in the team, frequently showing great levels of passion and commitment.
Awards and Trophies of Cristiano Ronaldo
In history, Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most decorated soccer players. He has won the Ballon D’Or five times. It is the highest honor an individual soccer player can get. Cristiano has won the Golden Boot four times. It is a trophy given to the highest scorer across the various leagues. In regards to these awards, he has won them more than any other European player.
As of 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo has won 29 trophies over the course of his career, including:
- League titles (6)
- Champions League wins (5)
- A Euro Cup win
- A Nations League win
In 2018, when Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League, he became the first player in history to do so 5 times. Also, his goal-scoring record is record-breaking. He has scored over 700 goals over the course of his career for club and country as of 2020. In the Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 128 goals which is a record. Aside from that, Cristiano Ronaldo scored 9 goals in the Euro Cup which is another record. At the age of 35, he belonged to a small club of players who have appeared in more than 1,000 matches with no sign of retiring.