The most followed person in the world with 200 million followers – Cristiano Ronaldo – has now officially joined the billionaire club alongside sports greats as Floyd Mayweather, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, and Roger Federer. This makes Cristiano Ronaldo first ever ten-figure player.
Cristiano was named the highest paid footballer in the world in 2020 by Forbes and is now also the highest-earning athlete in lockdown. His Instagram posts alone are worth £1.9 million.
According to The Sun, Cristiano has surpassed his rival Lionel Messi as he becomes football’s first billionaire. Messi is apparently about to hit the billionaire status next year.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player has many forms of income. Just in 2020 he has secured $105 million, including $45 million from Nike, Herbalife, his own brand CR7, and $65 million annual salary.
With a total of 429.3 million followers on social media, Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s most followed person in the world and now football’s first billionaire.