The first billionaire among the players was the striker of the Italian Juventus and the Portuguese national team Cristiano Ronaldo. This was reported by Forbes magazine. So, for a 17-year playing career, Ronaldo earned $ 650 million, the publication calculated. The rest of the revenue came from advertising contracts.
Ronaldo is the third billionaire among athletes. Before him, this вЂњstatusвЂќ was given to the Americans: golfer Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Ronaldo played for Sporting, Manchester United and Real Madrid, won the Champions League four times.