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How Cristiano Ronaldo Achieved a Net Worth of $500 Million

Christiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese football player and one of the world's greatest soccer players. He began his sporting career in his 17s. At the time of this writing, Cristiano has a net worth of approximately $500 million.

Over his career, Christiano has played for his national team and clubs like Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.

In August 2021, he signed a 2-year contract with Manchester United but terminated it prematurely after a mutual agreement between him and his employer. Since then, soccer fans have been curious to learn about his next move and his net worth.

If you are one of them, this guide will take you through Christiano Ronaldo's net worth and how he has amassed it over time.

Personal Information

  • Net worth: $500 Million
  • Real Names: Cristiano Ronaldo Dos Santos Aveiro
  • Gender: Male
  • Date Of Birth: February 5th, 1985
  • Age: 37 Years
  • Country of Origin: Portugal
  • Profession: Professional Soccer Player, Fashion Entrepreneur, Brand Ambassador
  • Last Updated: December 2022

Early Life

Christiano Ronaldo was born on February 5th, 1985, in Sao Pedro Parish in Funchal, Madeira. He is the youngest and the fourth born child to Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro, a cook, and his late father José Dinis Aveiro, a gardener and a kit man at Andorinha football club, Santo Antonio, Funchal.

According to Eurosport, his mother almost aborted the superstar due to poverty and his father's alcoholism. Fortunately, her doctor refused to terminate the pregnancy.

The Portuguese team captain has been interested in soccer since his early years. For instance, he played for the Andorinha club for 7 to 10 years (1992 to 1995) and later joined Nacional, where he spent two years.

At 12, he had a successful trial with sporting Lisbon and was signed into the club as a youth player. He later joined a sporting youth academy in Alcochete, Lisbon. Unfortunately, Ronaldo couldn't continue with his studies beyond his sixth grade.

According to now magazine, Ronaldo was not interested in school and was expelled after throwing a chair at a teacher who disrespected him.

At 14, he was confident enough to play semi-professionally. He agreed with his mother to leave school to pursue what he treasured most, football.

One year later, he was diagnosed with Tachycardia, a heart condition that almost made him forget about his career. Luckily, his heart surgery went well, and he returned to the track a few months later.

Professional Career

At the age of 16, Ronaldo's dribbles and other on-track tricks won the interest of László Bölöni, his football manager by then, who promoted him from the youth team to the senior squad.

On October 7th, 2002, Ronaldo debuted sporting Lisbon's first team when he scored two goals in a 3-0 against Moreirense F.C.

His impressive on-track performance won the interest of Manchester United senior coach Alex Ferguson, who decided to sign Ronaldo into his team for £12.24 million.

Alex Ferguson's move was influenced by Ronaldo's impressive 2 goals in Lisbon's 3-1 win against Man U in August 2003.

He won his first goal in the Red Devil's 4-0 win against Bolton Wanderers with a free-kick. The Portuguese captain continued to make numerous achievements for himself and the club until he exited in 2009.

During his time at Man U, he scored more than 20 goals and won the premier league title in the 2006-2007 season.

In the following season (2008-2009), Ronaldo won the champions league title and scored more than 46 goals for the Red Devils. He raked in a total of 145 goals while playing for the Red Devils.

He joined Real Madrid before the 2009-2010 season for a whooping €94 million. After his entry, Ronaldo took Real Madrid's performance a step higher by scoring at least a goal in his first four games. That was amazing. He ended his first season with 33 goals.

In the subsequent season, he became the club's first player with more than 40 goals. By the end of 2013, Ronaldo had already scored 69 goals for Real Madrid. His achievements saw him winning Ballon d'Or for the first time.

He won multiple other awards, records, and a total of 450 goals before he left.

Ronaldo exited Real Madrid for Juventus for a record-breaking fee of €100 million in 2018, where he bagged 101 goals before quitting the club for Manchester United.

On August 27th, 2021, Ronaldo went back to Manchester United, at a fee of £12.85 million, for a 2-year contract. He finished his first season with 24 goals in all competitions.

His second season with Manchester United didn't set off well as Ronaldo was dissatisfied by the actions of his coach-Eric Ten Hang, which he termed a betrayal.

He ended the contract prematurely in November 2022 after reaching a mutual agreement with the club management. However, his difficult moments at the club didn't stop him from winning for the team.

Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth

Ronaldo has a net worth of approximately $500 million. As mentioned earlier, he has raked his net worth from his winnings, career earnings, brand endorsements, and his business investments.

For instance, Christiano earned a total of:

  • $108 million from salary and endorsements between June 2017 and June 2018
  • $110 million from salary and endorsements between June 2018 and June 2019
  • $120 million from salary and endorsements between June 2019 and June 2020

Examples of the brands he has backed include Nike, Herbalife, TAG Heuer, Armani, Clear Shampoo, The Japanese Tech Company SIX PAD, and the Livescore app.

He also makes considerable wealth from selling various branded products, including clothing and perfumes.

Below is a breakdown of his net worth over the years:

  • Christiano Ronaldo's net worth in 2014 – $150 million
  • Christiano Ronaldo's net worth in 2015 – $80 million
  • Christiano Ronaldo's net worth in 2016 – $79 million
  • Christiano Ronaldo's net worth in 2017 – $108 million
  • Christiano Ronaldo's net worth in 2018 – $400 million
  • Christiano Ronaldo's net worth in 2020 – $466 million
  • Christiano Ronaldo's net worth in 2021 – $480 million

At the time of this writing, Christiano Ronaldo's net worth stands at $500 million.

Awards And Achievements

Ronaldo has won multiple awards and achievements over his career. For instance:

  • He has won Ballon D'Or five times, which is the highest reward that an individual soccer player can ever win.
  • Golden boot four times, which is awarded to the highest goal scorer, etc.
  • Sources say Christiano has won more than 300 trophies over his football career, 34 of which are senior trophies.

Property Holdings

As part of his net worth, Ronaldo owns a luxury villa in La Finca, Manhattan, worth $6.2 million. In addition, he also owns some of the most expensive cars in the world, including the Lamborghini Aventador and Rolls-Royce, among others.

Besides the above properties, Cristiano owns a Hublot Masterpiece MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis-one of the most luxurious watches in the world, selling at $1.2 million.

Frequently Asked Questions About Christiano Ronaldo?

Here are some of the most asked questions about CR7.

Is Christiano Ronaldo married?

No, Cristiano Ronaldo is not married. However, he has a 6-year relationship with Georgina Rodriguez, and the pair has one biological kid.

How many kids does Christiano Ronaldo have?

Cristiano has 5 children, including Christiano Ronaldo junior, twins Eva and Mateo, born from a surrogate mother, and Alana Martina he had with Georgina.

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Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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