With a net worth of $375 million, Cristiano Ronaldo is the 13th richest athlete in the world. Since his Manchester United days, Cristiano is earning loads, and without a doubt, he deserves to be paid this much for the goals he scores and the glory he brought to both of his clubs. He is the all-time top scorer of Real Madrid and Portugal. 2016 has been a great year for him both in terms of football and money. Cristiano Ronaldo Salary | Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth in 2016 include an earning worth a total of $88 million.
This is the highest amount earned by any football player in 2016. His arch rival Lionel Messi is the second highest on the list as he added $81.4 million to his bank account. The 2 La Liga stars are the top 2 highest earners in 2016 among all the athletes around the world.
This $88 million figure has 63% contribution from performing on the pitch. The remaining 37% came from the endorsement contracts he has signed and his personal business. During 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA Champions league, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup with Real Madrid. His contributions have earned him $56 million from the club as salaries and bonuses.
However, the Portuguese don’t depend on a single source of income. He has contracts with a number of companies such as Nike, Sacoor brothers, Tag Heuer, and Monster headphones etc. He is the most followed athlete on the planet. And uses his followers as a means of promotion of his sponsor’s products. Nike is his main sponsor since 2003. In 2016, he has signed a new lifetime deal with Nike worth $1 Billion. And he is on the verge of becoming a millionaire soon.
Moreover, Cristiano Ronaldo owns a hotel in Madeira, Portugal. The hotel is built has CR7 theme inside with the footballer’s posters and career highlights being played in many parts. Moreover, he owns his personal CR7 line of clothing which includes underwears and sportswear.