Despite accepting to cut his wages over the next four months so as to enable the club pay its employees, the Juventus striker will soon hit the billion milestone none the less.
The 35-year-old is expected to join boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and golfer Tiger Woods in the $ 1 billion sports club once he hits the mark soon.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is often considered the best soccer player in the world and is regarded as one of the greatest of all time. He’s currently playing for the Italian team, Juventus, and the Portugal national team.
As of 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is roughly $460 million, making him one of the richest athletes in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the richest athletes in the world
Ronaldo’s career began when he was just 16 years old in 2002; when he was signed for a record fee of $12 million pounds to Manchester United.
He played as a midfielder for three years before becoming a break out star in 2006. Before Ronaldo signed over to Real Madrid in 2009, he had scored over 100 goals for Manchester United.
The football star appeared in over 438 matches with Madrid and scored 451 goals before joining Juventus later on in his career.
Cr7 will be able to reach this astronomical amount thanks to its sponsorship agreements as well as to its businesses outside of football. Though there are rumors that Juventus could let the superstar go in the next coming months since the coronavirus pandemic has hit the economy really hard making it hard to afford player salaries even after the pay cuts were put in place.