Unveiling Ronaldo’s wealth: How much money is Ronaldo worth, his salary and endorsements

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional soccer player, product ambassador, and entrepreneur, boasts a staggering net worth of $500 million, becoming the first dollar billionaire footballer. He stands among the top earners globally, earning a substantial income of $100-150 million annually from his salary and various endorsement deals. For instance 2020, he amassed $120 million, with around $70 million from his salary and $50 million from endorsements with renowned brands like Nike or Clear Shampoo. This income lets him buy properties worldwide, filling his garage with exclusive cars. How much does the famous forward spend and where does he live?

How much does Ronaldo make?

One of Ronaldo’s sources of income is football. The forward now plays for Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, where he moved on as a free agent. The deal is for two and a half years. The Portuguese’s salary reached a record 200 million euros a year. This amount allowed him to become the highest-paid player in the world.

Comparatively, at Real Madrid, Cristiano was paid around 20 million dollars. At Juventus, he was first paid €20 million a year and then €31 million. At MU, his salary was already 70 million euros.

Ronaldo’s ascent to fame aligns with the escalating value of his brand CR7, with an annual revenue of around $10 million, which offers an impressive array of products, including luxury underwear, a clothing line catering to boys and men, shoes, and fragrances. Ever since his breakthrough with Real Madrid, he’s emerged as a prominent figure representing an array of products and companies spanning diverse industries. Ronaldo’s endorsement portfolio showcases his widespread influence from sportswear and telecommunications to oil, airlines, steel, pharmaceuticals, gaming, and websites.

As of June 2019, Ronaldo had accumulated a substantial $44 million solely from endorsements. This accounted for over 40% of his total income that year, underscoring the significant role endorsements played in his financial success.

Initially, one of Ronaldo’s earliest sponsorship arrangements was with Nike. His enduring partnership with Nike flourished, culminating in a $30 million annual deal established in 2016. That same year, he achieved a milestone by securing a lifetime contract with the brand, guaranteeing him no less than $1 billion.

In 2009, Ronaldo inked a lucrative two-year deal with the worldwide oil and petroleum company Castrol, fetching him an annual sum of $4.5 million. That same year, he also became a prominent figure for fashion brand Emporio Armani in a deal worth $1.6 million, which spanned until 2013.

In 2014, Ronaldo embarked on an endorsement journey with TAG Heuer, securing an annual contract worth $1 million. Furthermore, in 2016, the telecommunications giant ZTE entered a one-year endorsement agreement with the esteemed footballer, offering him a notable sum of $4.47 million.

Ronaldo’s fame has translated into substantial wealth as he maximizes his renowned status. Leveraging today’s most popular social media platforms, he is an influencer for leading brands. His official Instagram account boasts over 172 million followers, earning $750,000 for each brand-sponsored post he shares, while on Twitter, he commands an audience of 78.4 million and more than 122.5 million followers on Facebook. These staggering numbers reflect a devoted fanbase many social media influencers aspire to attain.

In 2023, Ronaldo’s family relocated to Saudi Arabia, prompting him to put his Manchester mansion on the market for $6.6 million. Initially residing in a skyscraper hotel in Riyadh for $300,000 per month, they later secured a permanent residence. Ronaldo’s Portugal megamansion, valued at $21.6 million, boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a spacious garage accommodating up to 30 supercars. This luxurious property is his envisioned retirement haven once his football career concludes.

Ronaldo’s real estate

According to The Mirror, the Portuguese footballer owns properties worth £40 million.

Apartments in New York

In 2015, Ronaldo became the owner of a luxury condo just inside Trump Tower in New York City. This property type is considered the Portuguese forward’s most expensive purchase. The apartment cost $18.5 million for the striker.

The luxury flat has three bedrooms, two living rooms and two bathrooms. The main advantage of the facility is the view of the city.

In 2021, Cristiano decided to say goodbye to the luxury apartment but significantly reduced the price – he wanted to get only eight million dollars for it.

House in Manchester

As a player for Manchester United, Cristiano bought some real estate in Manchester. It was a huge mansion worth around €7 million. However, the player could not live there. He was bothered by the neighbour’s sheep that grazed close to his place. It prevented the striker from getting enough sleep before the morning training.

In addition, the information about the location was leaked to the net. The player feared that the annoying paparazzi and fans would be watching him. The footballer’s family had to move.

The choice has been made for a cosy place near Manchester. The villa’s price is much lower than before – €3.5 million. It is also smaller in size. At the same time, the property also has a gym, a cinema, two swimming pools, a garage for several cars and even a pond. The mansion is under security.

The house has panoramic windows, which allow you to view the spectacular local landscapes. The house has seven bedrooms and a combined kitchen and living room.

Mansion in Madrid

The player acquired a property in Spain while playing for Real Madrid.

The luxury property is located in the upmarket La Finca area, about 10 km outside Madrid. Ronaldo had to pay €5 million for a house of a thousand square metres. At the same time, the price is not the highest for such an area. There are houses priced at twice the amount of the footballer’s property.

There are eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an outbuilding for Cristiano’s many trophies, and a gym. The area has an outdoor swimming pool and a football pitch.

However, the mansion had to be sold to pay off the country’s tax office debt.

Madeira residential complex

Ronaldo bought not just a house or a flat in his homeland but an apartment complex called Madeira. The building has seven floors and became home to all the footballer’s relatives. The purchase cost him more than €7 million.

In 2016, he bought an empty plot and built a multi-storey house with a separate football pitch and a swimming pool on the roof in three years.

House in Turin

He has an 800-square-metre villa in Turin. The location is right on the hill by the church of Gran Madre di Dio. The design of the house is in a modern style.

There are two secured entrances, a terrace on the roof, a pool and a gym on the property. There is also a separate house for the service staff.

Mansion in Portugal

Ronaldo knows how to impress. He has bought a modern mansion by the Atlantic Ocean in Portugal measuring almost three thousand square metres. The price of the property is €18 million. The construction is still underway and is promised to be finished in 2025. Some media reports claim that he plans to open a decent home for the elderly, while others say the footballer intends to spend his old age here.

House in Marbella

The Heights company have built 11 luxury villas in Málaga, one of which Cristiano has purchased. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner paid €1.5 million for the villa in Marbella. Two-time UFC champion Conor McGregor has a mansion next door.

The building is decorated in grey and beige shades. The interior design was also chosen to be decorated in a light American style. The house has a kitchen, separate dining and living room, several bedrooms and a terrace with sun loungers. The golf course is located nearby. Here the footballer’s extended family like to spend their holidays.

Ronaldo’s fleet of vehicles

The famous Portuguese garage has more than 20 cars of totally different brands. Among them are various models of Ferrari, Bugatti, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Lamborghini.

A rare Bugatti Centodieci model costs $11 million. There are only 10 such models in the world. This vehicle is the most expensive in the player’s garage. Among the exclusive ones, there are also Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari F12 TDF, Bentley Flying Spur, and Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI.

By the way, the cheapest car is the Chevrolet Camaro for $40,000. Cristiano chooses it for safe driving. For example, he drives his mother, Dolores Aveiro. But Ronaldo says his favourite car is the Rolls-Royce Cullinan.

His garage recently grew larger. The footballer’s wife, model Georgina Rodriguez, presented her lover with a new Rolls Royce for Christmas. The price of such a car is about $460,000.

Charity

A significant income helps the player to do charity work. Ronaldo has even been called the most charitable sportsman in the world.

For example, he donated the proceeds from winning the Champions League final to organisations supporting different population sections.

He also donated $165,000 to an anti-oncology centre. The organisation is based in the footballer’s native Madeira.

Ann Hovh
ABOUT ME: Ann Hovh is an experienced freelance sports writer with an unwavering passion for beautiful game. She is an expert and aims to bring to life the excitement, drama, and pure joy of football. Ann has become an integral part of the team, joining Time Soccer in 2011 and consistently producing high-quality content.EXPERTISE: With over 12 years of experience in the industry, Ann Hovh profoundly understands the intricacies of football. During her time in the sports industry, she has analysed hundreds of matches and teams. Her writing goes beyond the superficial, offering readers a comprehensive analysis of the sport that goes beyond the score sheet.

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