Cristiano Ronaldo is 35 years old (almost 36), but he is still one of the best in and out of the fields. The Portuguese star mantains a superb perfomance at Juventus, with 15 goals in 13 matches in Serie A. He is also a machine of making money.
Cristiano Ronaldo is by far the best paid player in the Italian football league Serie A. The Portuguese striker earns more than €30 million per year in Juventus (net figure). His teammate De Ligt is second in the ranking, as the Dutch defender collects €8 million per year. Ronaldo earns almost 4 times than the second best paid.
It’s also more than what Spezia (€22 million), Crotone (€23 million) and Verona (€24 million) pay to their entire squads. Wow.
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But wait. Ronaldo also makes a lot of money in sponsorship deals and receives more than $800.000 per post in Instragam when he exposes a brand.
In terms of sponsorship deals, Ronaldo makes $40 million per year (€33 million), extracting value from contracts with Altice, DAZN, Herbalife, MTG, Nike, Unilever, and other brands.
The Brazilian star Neymar collects more than him ($46 million), while Lionel Messi receives $36 million.
Top 5 Athletes by Value of Annual Sponsorship Deals
1. Roger Federer 🎾 $89 million
2. Neymar ⚽️ $46 million
3. Cristiano Ronaldo ⚽️ $40 million
4. Lionel Messi ⚽️ $36 million
5. Tiger Woods 🏌🏾♂️ $32 million
— Finance Football ⚽️💶 (@FinanceFootball) January 13, 2021
In Instagram, Ronaldo was the first to pass 250 million followers in the Instagram – an unprecedented feat in the history of the social network. To put this information with some context: the combined following of 20 Premier League clubs Instagram accounts come up to 150 million followers.
Read more: Top 20 Instagram Rich List in Sports 2020
Ronaldo is used to lead every kind of rankings and lists. So, it’s a surprise to see the Juventus forward in the first place of the Top 20 Instagram Rich List in Sports: Ronaldo receives $889.000 per post on Instagram.