Celebrities: Cristiano Ronaldo
Date of Birth
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth: $400 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Salary: $57 Million
World famous Portuguese professional football player and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo who was born on the 5th of February, 1985 in Funchal Madeira, Portugal, with a net worth of $400 million earns a base salary of $40 million every year and off the field earns an extra $40 million from endorsements. It was disclosed back in November 2016 that the football star had signed a $1 billion “lifetime” deal with Nike. Though the detail of the deal are not yet known, it was said that it’s accompanied with $100 million signing bonus.
Cristiano’s dad, José Dinis Aveiro was a gardener while his mom, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro was a cook. He has three siblings and his second name, Ronaldo was given to him by his father because of his favorite actor, Ronald Reagan. He started playing soccer at eight years with Andorinha and 1995, he signed with Nacional that he took to the championships. Later on he signed with the Sporting Club de Portugal, where he performed wonders at his debut scoring not one but rather two goals.
Ronaldo at the age of 15 years was diagnosed with heart disease that almost compelled him to quit playing soccer forever, but luckily for him after a successful surgery he was able to put his football career back on track and in 2003, Manchester United manager, Alex Furguson who saw Cristiano play and was really impressed by the young player’s football skills had him signed to the club. This signing made Ronaldo that very first Portuguese player to ever sign with Manchester United where he consented to a one year contract of $12.24 million for the 2002-2003 seasons.
The Manchester United team chose to reveal Ronaldo’s ability gradually and allowed him to play late in the match when the team was guaranteed of victory. Ronaldo scored his first goal with a free kick on the 1st of November, 2003, after which his skills on the soccer field started shining. And in 2005 fans voted him FIFpro special young player of the year and swiftly, he became the team’s star. In 2007 he signed a five year $31 million extension with Man United that would pay him generally $120,000 every week. This made him the highest paid member in the team’s history and he finished the 2007 season with a large number of honors including the PFA’s Player of the year and PFA fan’s player of the year.
The 2008 season began rough with Ronaldo head butting an opponent and this led to his restricted from playing in three matches. And once the ban was lifted and he got back on field Ronaldo proved to be a huge player for Man United. Then on the 19th of March, 2008 he was named the team’s captain that he used to lead the team to the Champions League finals, where they defeated Chelsea. And sadly on the 26th of June, 2009 it was announced that Ronaldo would be leaving Manchester United to play for Real Madrid.
The new contract that was worth $150 million paid Ronaldo $25 million every year in compensation and he made his debut with Real Madrid in July of the same year and since the he has been playing for them till today while also playing for the Portuguese National squad in the World Cup and other national tournaments.