Ronaldo Net Worth

Ronaldo Net Worth $181 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro tops the world’s footballers’ rich list at a staggering net worth of $181 million. The Portuguese player was born into a working class family in 1985. Ronaldo grew up with his four siblings in a bungalow so tiny that they had to keep their washing machine on the roof. 

Flash Forward to 2014 Ronaldo is the captain for his national team and plays as a forward for the Spanish giants, Real Madrid. The legendary striker started his career at the tender age of eight at Andorinha before joining Sporting CP. He later switched to the England champions Manchester United in 2003-2009.

His final move to his current La Liga side was a record breaking transfer of €94 million. He has lived up to his price tag in the football world, swimming in the same glory with the likes of Lionel Messi and the iconic Zinedine Zidane.

He has won a string of prestigious awards including 2 European Golden Shoe Awards in 2008 and 2011 and the coveted FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2013. Ronaldo currently tops the goal scoring charts in his country, having played in five major tournaments including the 2006 and 2010 FIFA world cup.He took over the reign of captaincy of his national side since July 2008 to date. Cristiano’s sublime skills continue to dominate the pitch. 

Cristiano is certainly making mega bucks from his on pitch skills. In 2012, his salary was $20.5 million and as of June 2013, Forbes estimated his salary to be $22 million.

The hunky Portuguese striker earns even more from his endorsements with Nike, Konami and Castrol. He also replaced David Beckham as the face of Armani. Ronaldo’s glittering football career has seen him become one of the best soccer players in the world. 

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