ROME – Cristiano Ronaldo sets another record, even without having to take the field. There is no mention of his monstrous numbers achieved game after game on the pitch, but of the equally impressive ones that concern the financial aspect of the “Portuguese multinational”. As reported by Forbes, the striker of the Juventus he became the first footballer in history to join the billionaires club (considering the US dollar as currency). Thanks to the 105 million who entered its portfolio last year, CR7 managed to cross the threshold, becoming the third athlete ever to do it while still in business.
Cristiano Ronaldo is “mister billion”
Before him there were only two of them had made it: the golfer Tiger Woods in 2009 (following his long-term sponsorship deal with Nike) and the boxer Floyd Mayweather in 2017 (thanks to revenue from pay-per-view sales). Cristiano Ronaldo has reached this figure earning a total of $ 650 million on the field during his 17 years as a professional and, according to what reported by Forbes, should reach 765 million dollars in career salary thanks to his current contract, which will end in June 2022. Thus also overcome the great rival Leo Messi, which however according to the projections should enter this elite in 2021.