Suppose you are a soccer fan, then the name Cristiano Ronaldo is not new to you. He has been the top soccer player for over a decade. Ronaldo’s soccer prowess was discovered while he was young. But apart from being a soccer player, he is reaping much from the sport and other business ventures. Thus, this question how much is Cristiano Ronaldo worth?
Today we are going to inform you about his personal life and wealth. Ensure you read this piece.
Net Worth: $500 Million
Salary: $70 Million
Full Name: Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
Date of Birth: 5th February 1985
Place of Birth: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Occupation: Soccer Player and Entrepreneur
Height: 1.87 m
Current Club: Juventus
Partner: Georgina Rodriguez
Early Life of Cristiano Ronaldo
Let the lavish lifestyle Cristiano Ronaldo lives currently deceive you that he is from a wealthy family. Born in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, on 5th February 1985, Ronaldo is from a humble family.
His father, Jose Dinis Aveiro, was a municipal gardener and part-time kit man. While his mother, Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro, was a cook. Cristiano Ronaldo grew up in Santo Antonio in Funchal. He was the last born in a family of four.
Jose was a drunkard, and a challenging life situation almost made his mother abort him. But thanks to Almighty, he was born safely and now the best in the soccer world. Additionally, the breadwinner to his family.
Soccer Career of Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo started playing soccer at a young age at Andorinha from 1992 to 1995. After Andorinha, he moved to Nacional. He spent two years (1995 to 1997) before joining Sporting CP.
Life at Sporting CP
Sporting CP paid £1500 to sign Ronaldo at their club. This after he impressed on a three-day trial. This was amazing, but he had to move from Madeira to Lisbon. All these happened while he was twelve years old.
When he was fourteen, he told his mom that he wanted to leave school and focus on soccer. It was a tough decision, but he believed in himself. One-year later, he was diagnosed with a racing heart, which is a cardiovascular disorder. Successfully a surgery was done, and a day later, he resumed training.
His first professional match in the Primeira Liga was in 2002 against Moreirense, and he scored two goals. He impressed, and many top European teams like Arsenal, Liverpool, and Barcelona wanted his signature. But luckily, Manchester United was the team that signed Cristiano Ronaldo.
In Manchester United
Ronaldo was the first Portuguese player to be signed at Manchester United. His sign-on fee was £12.24 million making him the most expensive teenager at that time.
His English club motivation was him wearing the number 7 shirt associated with club legends such as George Best, Eric Cantona, and David Beckham.
Cristiano’s first game for United was against Bolton Wanderers. His first goal for the club was against Portsmouth. He went on to win trophies and individual awards, such as the Ballon d’Or at the club.
2008 – 2009 was his last season at Manchester United, and Real Madrid signed him.
Time at Real Madrid
£80 million was the money paid to United by Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo. This was the world record transfer at that time. Ronaldo went on to win several UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Copa del Rey, and more trophies at the Madrid club.
Additionally, he is currently the top scorer of the club with 450 goals.
Even though he was at his prime while in Real Madrid, he fell out with the club due to Spanish authorities’ issues.
He moved to Juventus in Turin, Italy.
At Juventus and National Team
€100 million was the amount Juventus paid to Real Madrid to sign Ronaldo. The Turin club handed him a four-year contract.
His success didn’t shift while at the club. He has won several domestic cups with the club but unlucky still not to have won a UEFA Champions League trophy.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the captain of Portugal, and during the Euro 2016 championship, he was able to guide the team to their first Euro championship. Although he didn’t finish the game due to injury, he headed the team from the touchline.
Total Net Worth and Personal Life of Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has a net worth of $500 million and an annual salary of $70 million.
Soccer is not his only income source as he has an endorsement with various brands such as Nike. His endorsement deals give him $40 million annually. Ronaldo’s deal with Nike is worth a billion dollars and is a lifetime.
From mid-2017 to mid-2018, it is understood that he earned $108 million. $61 million was from soccer salary, while $47 million was from endorsements.
Ronaldo also has his brand that includes selling perfumes and apparel.
Dos Santos Aveiro has four children, and his current partner is Georgina Rodriguez.