How much money does Christiano Ronaldo have?
In 2020, Christiano Ronaldo’s estimated net worth is around $ 450 million (the equivalent of 410 million euros). The soccer star earns a base salary of $ 64 million each year. Off the field, he receives an additional $ 40 million through sponsorship deals.
Between June 2017 and June 2018, Cristiano has earned about $ 108 million, of which $ 61 million in salary and $ 47 million in sponsorship money. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he made over $ 110 million.
All sources of income in detail
1. Income from his footballing career
That $ 450 million didn’t just come out of nowhere, and it all started on the field he has dominated for years – football. Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born and raised in Portugal, started playing football at a young age and became part of the Portuguese national team. However, the breakthrough in his career came when he joined Manchester United and became the team’s first Portuguese player. His first deal with Manchester United was announced for £ 12.25m ($ 15.6m). He signed another five-year deal with the team for a total of $ 31 million.
After renewing his contract with Manchester United, Ronaldo left the team and signed a $ 150 million deal with Real Madrid in 2009. When he played for Real Madrid, he boosted his income to the hundred million dollar mark and his career as he broke and broke records and won numerous awards, which put his name among the most valuable players in the world of international football.
In July 2018, Ronaldo said goodbye to Real Madrid and moved to the Italian club Juventus. He was awarded a four-year contract worth $ 138 million – a wage cut compared to what he received before he departed from Real Madrid. According to Forbes, his 2019 income is $ 109 million, making him the second-highest-paid athlete of the year behind colleague Lionel Messi.
2. Income from advertising contracts
Ronaldo’s rise to fame begins with the improvement in the value of his title. Since his career breakthrough at Real Madrid, he has become the face of various products and companies from diverse industries, including sportswear, telecommunications, oil, airlines, steel, pharmaceuticals, and even games and websites, to name a few. In June 2019, Ronaldo had earned a total of $ 44 million in sponsorship money, which is more than 40% of his total income this year alone.
2.1 Long-term advertising contract with Nike
According to numerous sources, Ronaldo has 31 sponsorship deals, making him one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. His first sponsorship deals included working with Nike from 2003 to 2007, during which he received $ 5.09 million annually. The contract was renewed in 2010, and Ronaldo received an annual salary of $ 8.05 million. Later, in 2014, revenues from the Nike deal soared to a staggering $ 23.7 million.
Ronaldo’s partnership with Nike continues with annual sales of $ 30 million in 2016. That same year he managed to land a $ 1 billion lifetime contract with the brand. Nike has lifetime agreements with two other contestants, namely Michael Jordan and LeBron James. This makes Ronaldo the third athlete to receive this exclusive contract.
2.2 Other promotional deals
In 2009, Ronaldo secured a two-year deal with global oil and mineral oil company Castrol for $ 4.5 million annually. In the same year, he became the face of the fashion brand “Emporio Armani” for 1.6 million dollars until 2013. In 2014, Ronaldo started playing TAG Heuer for $ 1 million a year. In 2016, the telecommunications company “ZTE” signed a one-year agreement with him for $ 4.47 million.
Not all of his sponsorship deals signed are worth millions. For example, he has a three-year contract with the KFC that earned him $ 750,000 annually. Then there are his pharmaceutical companies, “Abbot Laboratories,” “PokerStars,” as well as brokerage and consulting firms, which each bring him half a million dollars. Of course, we must not forget to mention those deals whose figures have not yet been published or officially confirmed, such as with “Samsung,” “Egyptian Steel,” “Emirates Airlines,” and “Toyota.”
3. Income through social media
Ronaldo’s official Instagram profile currently has more than 201 million followers. He has 82 million followers on Twitter and more than 120 million on Facebook. With these numbers, Ronaldo has the iconic social media influencers they dream of. According to Hopper HQ, an Instagram planner, and organizer, Ronaldo ranks first on their Instagram Rich List of 2018 with $ 750,000 in earnings for every brand-sponsored post he makes. Football friends Neymar da Silva Santos, Jr., Messi, and David Beckham are in second, third, and fourth place. Ronaldo ranks third after Kylie Jenner, who receives $ 1 million, and Selena Gomez receives $ 800,000.