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Cristiano Ronaldo: Is Portuguese football star a billionaire?

Cristiano Ronaldo belongs to working-class family

By Web Desk
February 21, 2024
Cristiano Ronaldo with his family. — Instagram/@cristiano/File
Cristiano Ronaldo with his family. — Instagram/@cristiano/File

Cristiano Ronaldo came from humble beginnings to become not only one of the most well-known football players but also one of the most well-known rich sportsmen in all sports. 

He was raised in a working-class family with three siblings, a mother who handled housework and cooking, and a father who played for a local football team. He relocated to Lisbon when he was 12 years old in order to follow his dream of playing football professionally, according to Winzo.

Ronaldo overcame obstacles including financial difficulties because of his talent and tenacity. When he joined Sporting Lisbon's youth academy, scouts were soon drawn to his skill set. He impressed everyone when he made his professional debut for Sporting Lisbon's first team at the age of sixteen.

In 2020, Ronaldo became the first active team-sport athlete to earn more than $1 billion in lifetime earnings, marking a significant milestone off the pitch. He has frequently topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes in the world. 

In 2023, for example, he earned an incredible $46 million from his on-field accomplishments and an additional $90 million from a variety of off-field endeavours.

Ronaldo, a five-time Fifa player of the year, made $630,000 a week playing for Manchester United in 2020–21. Because of this, he was at the moment the highest-paid player in the English Premier League. Al Nassr also pays him about $213 million annually. Numerous reports claim that Ronaldo has an enormous net worth of about $500 million.

He has a number of properties around the globe, the most costly of which is an enormous $1.5 million villa in Spain. Ronaldo owns a collection of the most costly automobiles in the world, such as the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which is estimated to be worth Rs 75 crore in Indian rupees. 

But this isn't his first Bugatti vehicle. Along with a variety of other opulent vehicles, including Audis, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Rolls Royce, Bentleys, and Aston Martins, Ronaldo also owns a Bugatti Veyron.

In addition, he possesses an extensive collection of high-end timepieces from labels including Patek Philippe, Bulgari, Hublot, Richard Mille, Rolex, and Jacob & Co. Not to mention, you can view pictures of his luxury ships and jets on his Instagram account.