How much does Cristiano Ronaldo earn and what is the football legend’s net worth?

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • Updated: 25 Apr 2024 15:57 BST
  • 9 min read
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, 2023

Love him or hate him, Cristiano Ronaldo has changed football and he has become the richest person to ever play the sport in the process.

Ronaldo has racked up an extraordinary net worth as part of a career that has seen him represent Sporting CP, Real Madrid, Juventus, Manchester United and Al-Nassr.

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He has dominated the sport, along with Lionel Messi, for two decades and is a five-time winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or award.

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Ronaldo has achieved astonishing feats both on and off the pitch, earning huge amounts of salary and commercial income in the process.

Below, FootballTransfers runs through Ronaldo’s net worth and how much he earns per year.

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What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth?

Ronaldo has an estimated net worth of $600 million as of April 2024. That equates to around £480m and €560m in other major currencies.

How much does Cristiano Ronaldo earn?

Ronaldo reportedly earns $215m per year (£172m/€200m) with Al-Nassr, after signing an eye-watering deal with the Saudi Pro League club after leaving Man Utd.

In alternative reports, Ronaldo’s total earnings in 2023 equalled $136m, according to Forbes. As a result, he was the highest paid athlete in the world. The Portuguese star earned a reported $42m through his basic salary and an additional $90m through endorsements.

In 2020, Ronaldo became the first footballer ever to reach the $1 billion earnings mark.

Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather were the only sporting figures to reach that figure before Ronaldo while still being active in their respective sports.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr
© IMAGO - Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr

Who sponsors Cristiano Ronaldo?

The most prominent sponsor for Ronaldo is Nike, who reportedly pay him more than $20m every year.

Ronaldo signed a lifetime deal with Nike in 2016 and was only the third athlete to do so, following in the footsteps of basketball giants Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Kevin Durant, another NBA star, subsequently became the fourth athlete to have signed a lifetime contract with Nike.

At present, Ronaldo earns around $45m per year in commercial fees from a host of brands.

As well as Nike, he has represented Altice, Herbalife, DAZN, MTG, PokerStars, Clear Shampoo, Shopee, Panini, Abbott and Unilever over recent years.

What businesses does Cristiano Ronaldo have?

Ronaldo has several business ventures, including a hotel empire named Pestana CR7. Establishments are already set up in Madeira, Lisbon, Madrid, New York and Marrakech, with others planned in glamorous locations around the world.

He also works with American fitness company Crunch, with their joint-venture named CR7 Fitness by Crunch. In addition, Ronaldo has his name attached to a social media influencing degree offered by eCampus, an Italian online university.

A huge income driver that is likely to continue growing in the future is his own CR7 brand, however.

Per Forbes, around a quarter of his endorsement income each year is estimated to come from his own company.

The trademark - a mix of his initials and jersey number - started off promoting branded underwear back in 2013. It has since expanded to offer larger product ranges including shoes, sunglasses, water, perfumes and clothing.

As well as raking it in representing other companies and his own projects, Ronaldo is also extremely generous with his time for charity projects.

He won an award in 2015, being named the most charitable sports star in the world that year, and he has campaigned on issues such as childhood hunger, obesity and biodiversity.

The Portugal attacker has promoted and financially supported charities like UNICEF, World Vision and Save the Children, while Ronaldo has donated to a cancer centre in Portugal, as well as helping to fund the healthcare of a child fan who required brain surgery.

How much does Cristiano Ronaldo earn and what is the football legend’s net worth?
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What cars and assets does Cristiano Ronaldo own?

Ronaldo lived in a huge estate in Alderley Edge when he initially played for Man Utd, before buying a mansion for over $6m in the La Finca neighbourhood when he joined Real Madrid.

After signing for Juventus, he snapped up two adjoining villas in Turin that contained a private gym and a swimming pool. The private area was guarded by security with separate entrance gates and huge grounds.

He also owns a holiday property in Costa del Sol, while his main home in Madeira is worth almost $10m and he has also bought up much of the land close to his home.

Ronaldo also has properties in Lisbon and New York. His wife, Georgina Rodriguez, previously revealed she would get lost in the house in Turin due to its immense size.

In addition, Ronaldo is an avid collector of classic cars and The Sun have reported he has a garage worth over $25m.

His Bugatti Centodieci is one of only 10 in the world and is valued at almost $12m.

Also in the collection is a Bugatti Chiron, a Bugatti Veyron, a Mercedes G-Class Brabus, a Lamborghini Aventador, a McLaren Senna, a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Ferrari F12 and many others.

Ronaldo has also bought other major items with his huge salary. He purchased a Gulfstream G200 twin-engine private jet in 2015 for over $27m and regularly uses it for trips around the world.

In addition, he purchased a superyacht to increase his portfolio of assets. It contains five luxury cabins and six bathrooms, along with modern lounge, kitchen and dining areas.

His watch collection is also immense and includes a Hublot Masterpiece MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis, which is worth a reported $1.2m.

How many social media followers does Cristiano Ronaldo have?

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Ronaldo has a huge 111.1m followers on his X (Twitter) account, as of April 2024.


His follower count on Facebook is even higher, with Ronaldo boasting 169m followers on the social media app, as of April 2024.


On Instagram, however, Ronaldo is on another level. The Portuguese legend is followed by 628m people, as of April 2024, meaning he is the most followed person on the entire platform.

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