Cristiano Ronaldo net worth and salary: Christiano Ronaldo is an international soccer player from Portugal and his net worth is $320 Million. His yearly salary amounts to $40 Million. Apart from this salary , Ronaldo earns $40Million from the endorsements of different brands. He was the youngest child of his parents. His father Santos Alvero was a cook and his mother was a municipality gardener. His second given name, “Ronaldo”, was chosen after then-U.S. president Ronald Reagan, who was his father’s favourite actor. He has 3 other siblings.
At the age of 12 , he went out to play football for a local club which hired him for 1500 Pounds per match fee. By the age of 14 , he had developed some lukewarm confidence of becoming an international soccer player. As a result he ceased his education for a while with the promise that he shall resume it afterwards. He was also expelled from his school for throwing a chair at his teacher. A year later , he was diagnosed with the problem of racing heart. He got operated for the same problem where the infected part of his heart was removed. He resumed playing after a short while of being operated. In the summer of 2003, Manchester United manager, Alex Furguson saw Cristiano play and was impressed by his soccer skills.
He was the first ever Portuguese player to be selected by Manchester United. Sports Pro nominated him as the seventh most marketable athlete in 2012. He was elevated to the fifth spot in 2013. Forbes has nominated him twice for being the highest paid Football celebrity. His combined income from Soccer , bonus and endorsements was $73 Million in 2013 and it upped to $79 Million in 2014-15. During that era , he was only preceded by the welterweight champion Floyd May Weather. In 2016 , he became the first ever footballer to top the Forbes list of highest earning athlete with his earnings amounting to $88 Million in 2015-16. He was additionally named in the 2014 Time 100, Time‘s annual list of the most influential people in the world. In June 2016, ESPN named Ronaldo as the world’s most famous athlete.
On the social media, he has the biggest following amongst all athletes . On facebook , Twitter and Instagram he was followed by nearly 158 Million people , making him the top ranked social media sports celebrity in 2015.On June 26th, 2009 it was announced that Ronaldo would be leaving Manchester United to play for Real Madrid. His new contract was worth $150 million and paid Ronaldo $25 million per year in salary.He continues to play for Real Madrid and for his Country’s soccer team up to this day.