Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first multi-million dollar soccer player in history according to Forbes magazine. The Portuguese crossed this symbolic bar this year with accumulated earnings of 105 million dollars. This was confirmed by Forbes and many sports news video sites (in spanish: vídeos de actualidad deportiva).
Cristiano Ronaldo is a man of record. Even when he is not playing, the Portuguese manages to take another step in the legend. This one refers to his bank account. On Friday, Forbes magazine published its ranking of the celebrities who earned the most money this year. With 105 million dollars (92.9 million euros), CR7 is in fourth place. A sum that allows him to cross the billion dollar mark of accumulated earnings in his career. Unheard of for a footballer.
Only three stars have earned more according to the ranking established by the American media. Kylie Jenner, the star of American reality shows, leads the way with a fortune of $590 million during the year. Way ahead of rapper Kanye West and his $190 million. And it's a sportsman who completes the podium: Roger Federer, with $106.3 million. According to Forbes, this is the first time a tennis player has been at the top of the ranking of athletes with accumulated earnings for more than a year.
Messi is coming ...
Ronaldo is only the third personality in the sports community to become a billionaire during his sports career. Golfer Tiger Woods was the first to reach this legendary milestone in 2009, signing a spectacular contract with American equipment supplier Nike. Boxer Floyd Mayweather joined him eight years later, in 2017, benefiting greatly from the economic consequences of the fights broadcast on "pay-per-view". Therefore, it is a very closed club that the Portuguese footballer has just joined.
It should soon grow. When it comes to Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi is never far away. The Argentinean is also just behind CR7, in the fifth position in this annual ranking established by Forbes. With $104 million in accumulated earnings, he is only beaten by a small million dollars. According to Tuttosport, the Flea should join his great rival in 2021 by also reaching the milestone of $1 billion in accumulated earnings in his career.
List of the richest athletes
For a long time, sports like soccer, golf, basketball or even Formula 1 have continued to gain popularity and delight the general public around the world.
Athletes of all sports disciplines made us dream because of their skill. All sports enthusiasts have been impressed by these great athletes that we are about to introduce to you. All their athletes, even the most talented, had a hard time becoming the best athlete in the world in one discipline.
Estimated net worth: $450 million
Kobe Bryant, a U.S. citizen, was a professional basketball player who played for the prestigious Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2016. He is a five-time NBA winner and is part of the seven-player roster, having scored more than 30,000 points in his career.
When Kobe Bryant started out, he earned $1 million a year with the Lakers. In recent years, his annual salaries have reached $30 million a year. Over his career, Bryant has raised over $300 million in salaries alone. He is one of the richest athletes of all time. Kobe Bryant's fortune is estimated at $450 million. His death was a blow to the entire sports community because of the tragedy that it was.
Many censored videos (vídeos censurados) of his accident have been posted on the Internet.
The richest tennis player in the world.
Estimated net worth: $450 million. Roger Federer, a Swiss citizen, is one of the greatest tennis players in history. During his career, Federer has won more than $100 million in tournaments. At just 19, he surprised the crowd by dominating champion Pete Sampras during his time at Wimbledon in 2001.
With an unmatched record of 20 Grand Slam tournament titles, he still has the same success in top-level competition, despite his 37 years. He won the 2018 Australian Open at the age of 36, following his outstanding season in 2017 when he won Wimbledon and the Australian Open.
Roger Federer earns considerable income through his many partnerships with sponsors such as Nike and the Gillette brand. Federer recently signed a very large partnership for a few hundred million dollars with the Uniqlo brand. Roger Federer's fortune exceeds $450 million.
The richest boxer in the world
Estimated net worth: $ 800 million
The world's richest athletes - Mayweather
Former professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather has achieved an incredible record of 50 wins and 0 losses. He is one of the best boxers in the world. He is said to be the best defensive boxer in history.
Mayweather recently won a considerable amount of money after his victory over Conor McGregor. In 2017, when his career ended in 2015, Floyd won $200 million for his fight against Conor McGregor, one of the best fighters in the UFC. The fight of the century has been one of the most popular and watched sporting events in the world.
Mayweather beat him and defeated McGregor in the final round. This final fight won Floyd 50 victories. With a fortune of 800 million, he became one of the richest sportsmen in the world.
the world's richest golfer
Estimated net worth: $1 billion
Tiger Woods, one of the richest golfers in the world.
Tiger Woods, an American citizen, is one of the best golfers in history. During his brilliant professional career, he earned more than a billion dollars. Tiger Woods was one of the first athletes to become a billionaire. At 43 years old, he achieved a fifth Master's degree and 15th in his career.
Woods is the greatest golfer of all time, both for his record and for the dominance of his main opponents. Tiger Woods has built his fortune largely through partnerships with big names like Nike. But he has also won over $100 million in tournament earnings.
The richest basketball player in the world.
Estimated net worth: $1.9 billion Michael Jordan is one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history. He has impressed the public since his debut in the NBA. He averaged 28.2 points per game in the first season. Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championship titles in the 1990s.
In addition, he has also gained a reputation for the many products to which he lends his image, such as Nike's famous Air Jordan shoes. These contracts have allowed him to build a fortune that few athletes can achieve.
In 2010, after having been president some time before, Michael Jordan decided to buy the Charlotte Hornets team. In 2020, his personal fortune amounted to $1.9 billion, making Michael Jordan the richest athlete of all time.