Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo has become one of the greatest footballers of all time.
With multiple Champions League titles, cup triumphs and league wins, very few footballers can compare with Ronaldo’s list of achievements.
And all of these successes have led to major commercial deals off the pitch. For almost two decades, Ronaldo has been one of the faces of the ‘Nike’ brand, and has been paid handsomely for it.
Here’s a breakdown of just how much Cristiano Ronaldo is worth:
How much does he earn per year and per week?
In terms of his weekly wage packet, the 37-year-old has long been one of if not the highest-paid stars in World football. This trend has continued this season, with Ronaldo reportedly being paid a whopping £26.8 million per year by current club Manchester United.
Weekly, this works out at roughly £515,385 per week. And this figure is his basic package. The striker is likely to have bonuses for scoring goals and creating goals written into his contract, all of which would increase his weekly income. Even in the latter-stages of his career, Ronaldo is still the highest-paid player in the Premier League.
How much does he earn from endorsement deals?
Off-the-field, Ronaldo makes serious amounts of money. According to Forbes, his off-the-pitch earnings in 2022 is a stunning $55 million.
Ronaldo makes much of this money through Nike, with whom he has a lifetime sponsorship deal. But the Portuguese legend also makes a fair amount of cash from other endeavours including sponsorship deals with brands like ‘Clear’ and ‘Herbalife.’
Social Media is also a decent source of income for Ronaldo. He boasts an Instagram following of 496 million, while on Twitter he has 104.7 million followers. In total, Ronaldo has over 690 million followers across social media platforms.
What is his net worth?
As one of the most famous people in the world, it should come as no surprise that Ronaldo boasts a gigantic net worth. With over twenty years of being a football icon and having signed many big endorsement deals over the years, Ronaldo isn’t short of a few quid.
In total, Ronaldo has a net worth of close to $500 million. Some projections state that Ronaldo could well earn over 1 billion in his career between wages, endorsements and bonuses.
How does he compare to Lionel Messi?
Although he won’t like to hear it however, he does sit behind one soccer player when it comes to earnings. And that man is his arch nemesis Lionel Messi.
Messi moved to PSG last year and earns a reported $75 million per year in wages alone. Added to that is $55 million, and Messi’s total net worth is reportedly close to 600 million, a full 100 million more than CR7.