Cristiano Ronaldo‘s net worth is fitting for someone who is considered one of the two best soccer players in the world. The 32-year-old Portuguese midfielder has had one hell of a career, both on and off the field. Starting at Manchester United, Ronaldo would eventually move to Real Madrid, where he has been shattering records ever since, including becoming Real Madrid’s all time leading scorer. But Ronaldo’s domination of life continues off the field as well, as he has been romantically involved with some of the most beautiful women in the world. With a base salary of $40 million and scary good looks, Ronaldo has got it all going on.
In fact, in May 2014, Forbes ranked Ronaldo first in their list of the world’s highest paid football players, with earnings of $73 million in combined income from salaries, bonuses and off-field earnings for the previous 12 months. But exactly how much is this supremely talented and attractive dude worth?
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth as of 2019: $305 Million Dollars
So how did Ronaldo go from average soccer player to king of the sporting world? And how did it affect his net worth? We take a look…
In 2003, Ronaldo became Manchester United’s first-ever Portuguese player when he signed a $12.25 million contract with the club.
On November 1, 2003, Ronaldo scored his first goal for Manchester United.
2004 – 2006
In September 2005, Ronaldo’s father passed away due to an alcohol related liver condition.
In October 2005, Ronaldo was arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in a London hotel room. The charges were eventually dropped due to “insufficient evidence”.
In 2006, Ronaldo opened a fashion boutique under the name “CR7” (his initials and shirt number) on the island of Madeira, Portugal. Ronaldo expanded his business with a second clothes boutique in Lisbon in 2008.
During this time period, Ronaldo began building his reputation as one of the world’s best soccer players. He was also dating Portugese model Merche Romero.
2007 – 2008
In 2007, Ronaldo signed a five year extension with Manchester United, worth $31 million. The deal would pay him roughtly $120,000 a week. This contract made him the highest paid player in Manchester United History.
In 2007, Ronaldo was dating British supermodel Gemma Atinkson.
At the end of the 2008 season, Ronaldo was awarded the Premier League Golden Boot (given to highest scorer) and the Premier League Player of the Year Award. He finished this season with a then-career high 42 goals.
On December 2, 2008, Ronaldo became the first Manchester United player to win the Ballon d’Or (given to the world’s best player) since George Best in 1968.
In 2008, Ronaldo was linked to Spanish model Nereida Gallardo
On June 26, 2009, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid on a $94 million dollar transfer fee, which at the time made him through world’s most expensive footballer in history. His contract was worth $25 million a year, with a $1 billion dollar buyout clause. The title of world’s most expensive footballer would later be claimed by his Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale.
In June 2009, Ronaldo was reported to be dating reality TV star Paris Hilton.
In October 2009, Ronaldo was named the new “spokesmodel” for Emporio Armani men’s underwear and jeans.
In February 2010, Ronaldo re-upped his endorsement contract with Nike until 2014.
On May 5, 2010, Ronaldo scored his first hat trick for Real Madrid.
On June 17, 2010, Ronaldo’s first son, also Cristiano, was born.
In 2010, Ronaldo began dating Russian model Irina Shayk, who he allegedly met through their Armani Exchange campaigns.
2011 – 2012
On August 11, 2011, Ronaldo scored his 100th goal for Real Madrid.
2012: Ronaldo was included in the UEFA Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament, the second time after 2004, and finished the competition as the joint-top goalscorer with three goals, along with five other players.
In 2013, in partnership with Danish company JBS Textile Group and the New York fashion designer Richard Chai, Ronaldo co-designed a range of underwear. He later grew his CR7 fashion brand by launching a line of premium shirts and shoes.
Going into the 2014 FIFA World Cup, any Portugal success at the tournament largely rested on the shoulders of Ronaldo. However, Ronaldo was hampered by thigh injuries towards the end of the 2013–14 season with Real Madrid, and the Portuguese Football Association confirmed on June 4, 2014 that he had a “muscle injury on the back of his left thigh as well as left-leg patellar tendinitis”.
In 2014, Cristiano resigned an endorsement deal with Nike for $14 million a year.
In June 2015, Ronaldo announced that he would be releasing his fragrance later in the summer.
In 2015, Ronaldo and girlfriend Irina Shayk ended their relationship. Later in the year, he began dating the daughter of his agent, Marisa Mendes.
2016 – 2017
In addition to continuing to crush his opponents, CR7 also launched his mother’s book in April: Madre Coraje. It’s unknown what his deal is with the rights of that book, but we’re guessing that he’s not going to need much of the royalties.
To mark this year’s World Cup in Russia, an Ice sculpture of greatest footballer Christiano Ronaldo was unveiled in Moscow.
At the 2019 Globe Soccer Awards, Cristiano Ronaldo was declared as the Best Player of the Year for the third year in a row.