- Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United is worth 15 million euros ($17.7 million) and add-ons worth 8 million euros ($9.4 million).
- Ronaldo had an estimated net worth of $500 million at the start of 2021.
- The Portuguese soccer player is worth $100 million more in net worth than Messi, and more than double of Neymar.
- Hotels, clothing and home products under Ronaldo’s CR7 brand among others.
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo captured global headlines last week with his sudden decision to leave the Italian football club Juventus and join the British club Manchester United.
It was reported that such a decision was taken suddenly by Ronaldo following a call from Sir Alex Ferguson that changed the mind of the player. It is an interesting anecdote that Ronaldo had won the first of his five Ballon d’Ors at Old Trafford– the home ground of Manchester United.
Rumors of the move by Ronaldo started making rounds on the internet a few weeks ago which was confirmed earlier this week by the two football clubs. He will, however, continue living in Manchester in the heart of Cheshire with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez for some time.
Cristiano has so far won more than 30 major trophies during his career, including the UEFA Champions League title five times, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain, and Italy, as well as the European Championship for his native Portugal.
The Portuguese footballer and his former club Juventus said that the separation was mutual as Ronaldo was looking out for his next big deal with just one year remaining on his contract with the Italian club.
There were also multiple reports previously that Real Madrid didn’t consider resigning their greatest goal scorer, to which Ronaldo had put out a long post on Instagram, asking for people to respect his situation, just a week ago.
Ronaldo will join Manchester United for a fee of 15 million euros ($17. 7 million), with 8 million euros ($9.4 million) in add-ons.
This article explores the net worth Cristiano Ronaldo has amassed throughout his career– apart from the goals and trophies he has earned.
What is the net worth of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2021?
Cristiano Ronaldo had an estimated net worth of $500 million at the start of 2021. In other key currencies that is roughly €425 million and £362 million. The net worth of Ronaldo is about $100 million higher than that of his great rival Messi, and more than double that of another of football’s biggest commercial stars, Neymar*.
According to Forbes, Ronaldo actually earned slightly less than Messi in 2020 even though he is considered to be the richest footballer ever. In the year, however, Ronaldo earned a salary of $117 million before taxes, just $9 million lower than the total earnings of Messi.
The four-year contract with Juventus was worth an average of $64 million a year.
Even though the contracts of Ronaldo with clubs are not as high as those of Messi or sometimes even Neymar, Ronaldo overpowers his rivals in terms of income through other sources such as commercial earnings and endorsement fees. Advertisers and brands have more than readily jumped on to use the good looks and toned physique of heartthrob footballer.
He also has a huge social media following which has also made him a commercial heavyweight desired by the biggest brands of the world.
It is estimated that Ronaldo earned about $47 million from this source in 2020, significantly higher than that of Messi and Neymar.
The contract amount with Juventus was reportedly slightly lower than his contract with his previous Spanish club Real Madrid.
In 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first footballer ever to cross the $1 billion earnings mark in his net worth and was subsequently followed by Messi in achieving that status. The only other sporting figures who have reached this mark before Ronaldo was Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather.
Considering Ronaldo’s $117 million earning in the last year translates to a monthly pay package of around $9.75 million and a weekly pay package of $2.25 million.
Ronaldo became the first individual in the world to reach a total of 500 million followers across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in Feb 2021.
In 2020, Ronaldo also became the active team-sport player to cross the $1 billion career earning mark.
Ronaldo’s Sponsorship Deals
The most significant sponsorship deal of Ronaldo is that with the sportswear company Nike which is believed to be the only second-lifetime contract that has been handed over by the sportswear giant. The only other similar contract that Nike has offered is to the three-time NBA champion LeBron James*.
While the contract worth with Nike and Ronaldo has not been revealed, it is estimated, based on the more than $1 billion contract the company had with LeBron James, that its contract with Ronaldo was also comparable.
Ronaldo has had endorsement deals with brands Armani, Tag Heuer, Egyptian Steel, Herbalife, Italia Independent, Clear, PokerStars and Castrol.
Cristiano Ronaldo- Priced Possessions and Lifestyle
With net worth as massive as Cristiano Ronaldo, it comes as a no-brainer that the footballer lives life king size. CR7 is Cristiano Ronaldo’s brand mostly centered around his clothing business but also includes leisure and home products. Ronaldo has two hotels in Portugal, both called Pestana CR7, in Lisbon, and Funchal, his hometown on the island of Madeira.
He also struck two partnerships for gyms with U.S. health company Crunch. He also owns a hair transplant clinic in Spain called Insparya which was launched in 2019.
During his time with Manchester United, Ronaldo lived in a huge estate in Alderley Edge and later bought a mansion for almost €7m in the La Finca neighborhood while he was with Real Madrid. And while in Juventus, he bought two adjoining villas in Turin with a private gym and a swimming pool. It has been reported that the private area of his house has security guards with separate entrance gates and huge grounds*.
Ronaldo is also the owner of a holiday property in Costa del Sol. Ronaldo’s main house in Madeira is worth almost $10 million and he has also bought out a large tract of land close to that home.
An avid collector of classic cars, it has been reported that Ronaldo has a garage that is worth €22 million. He owns a Bugatti Centodieci which is one out of only 10 in the world and valued at almost $12 million. His car collection includes a Bugatti Chiron, a Bugatti Veyron, a Mercedes G-Class Brabus, a Lamborghini Aventador, and a Ferrari F12.
Ronaldo is also the owner of a Gulfstream G200 twin-engine private jet, which he bought in 2015 for more than $27 million and uses for his trips around Europe. He also enjoys his superyacht which comes with five luxury cabins and six bathrooms, along with a modern lounge, kitchen and dining areas.