Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth: Story Of His Journey To Become The Most Marketable Athlete In World Of Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most marketable athlete in world football at at the moment, even in the twilight of his career he is making more money then at the peak of his career thanks to gigantic list of endorsement deal with some of the biggest brands. We take you through his journey in becoming the most marketable footballer of all times.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Net Worth | $1 billion+
Endorsement Deals | NIKE, Tag Heuer, CR7 Hotels
Current Club | Manchester United

Ronaldo spent most of his career as the highest paid football in the world. During his Real Madrid days he was outright highest paid player with his yearly salary of $22 million a year.

In 2021/22 season Ronaldo signed a 2-year deal with Manchester United worth $545,000 a week salary.

Ronaldo’s contact with Nike have been around since 2010’s and he was earning a modest $14.5 million a year but in 2016 both parties signed a lifetime contract worth $20 million a year.

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first-ever footballer crossing $1 billion thanks to his lucrative contracts with clubs and endorsement deal with some of the biggest brands in the world. The main ingredient behind all the financial windfall is his on the field success both individually and in successful team.

Cristiano Ronaldo Career Earnings

Cristiano won 5 Ballon d’Or awards and major 32 trophies in his career and his success on the pitch followed him off it as well. Since his transfer to Real Madrid, he has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world of sports.

Since 2010 Ronaldo’s been the highest-paid footballer thanks to his lucrative deals with Real Madrid and Juventus. Even in 2021/22 season with Manchester United, he is earning $545,000 a week salary making him the highest-paid player in Premier League

Below is the breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo Career Earnings since 2010. This also shows glimpses of his route to becoming the first footballer to earn over $1 billion in his career.

( Wages + Endroresments)
2010$25 million Real Madrid
2011$38 million Real Madrid
2012$42 million Real Madrid
2013$50.3 million  Real Madrid
2014$80 million Real Madrid
2015$79.6 million Real Madrid
2016 $89 million Real Madrid
2017 $93 million Real Madrid
2018$108 million Real Madrid
2019$109 million Juventus
2020 $ 105 million Juventus
2021 $120 million Juventus
2022 $125  millionManchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo Endorsement Deals:

Ronaldo is earning upwards of $40 million a year from his long list of endorsement deals. Below is the breakdown of his commercial success.

Lifetime NIKE Contract: Ronaldo’s first big endorsement deal was with Nike back in 2010’s and since then their relationships been getting stronger every year. Ronaldo was earning around $14.5 million a year with Nike back in 2015 and his continues success on the pitch and remarkable lifestyle of the pitch impressed Nike who offered him lifetime contract just like they did with Michael Jordan and David Beckham.

Lifetime contact was signed in 2016 where Ronaldo will be earning a minimum of $22 million a year just from his Nike contract.

Other Endorsement Deals: NIKE deal is not the only one Ronaldo’s associated with. As the things stand in 2022, Ronaldo has a long list of deal with different brands from around the world we go through some of his biggest endorsement deal.

Ronaldo’s Social Media Money Heist:

Ronaldo is earning over $40 million just from his Instagram profile. His current following stands at a massive 404 million, no other person or brand has more followers in Cristiano.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed person on Instagram. Which of all social media platforms, the most lucrative one to say the least. According to a recent analysis by a big online marketing company, Ronaldo should be earning $40 million annually with his current following.

Ronaldo’s Business Ventures & That CR7 Brand:

Ronaldo is not only a great athlete guy is a bonafide business tycoon. He has established his Cr7 brand like many other top brands could not.

Ronaldo signed a lucrative deal with Hotel group where together they made Cr7 Hotels in 7 different cities around the world. CR7 hotels include cities New York, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, and Manchester.

Ronaldo’s CR7 Clothing Brand:

Ronaldo’s CR7 underwear brand was launched in his early days in Madrid. Since then it has grown rapidly and now

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