Ronaldo is one of the wealthiest athletes in history. He recently signed a new deal with Real Madrid that will keep him with the club for at least the next five seasons. That deal, along with some of the biggest endorsement deals in football, give him a ludicrous amount of cash to burn.
Here is how he earns his money and what he spends all that cash on.
Ronaldo earned £64 million ($88 million) in the 12 months to June 2016, according to Forbes, making him the highest-paid sports star in the world.
Around £25 million ($32 million) of this was from endorsement deals with companies like Tag Heuer and Nike.
He also has deals with companies like Herbalife, Castrol, Samsung, and KFC.
He was raking in over £10 million per year from his Nike deal alone. He has been part of Nike’s team since 2003.
Ronaldo’s new deal with Nike will reportedly pay him over £19 million per year for the rest of his life. At that rate, the deal will reach £800 million ($1 billion) in total value when Ronaldo is 73 years old.
Ronaldo also recently signed a new 5-year deal with his La Liga club, Real Madrid. That deal is reportedly worth £368,000 per week or about £19 million per year, and will keep him in Madrid until he is at least 36.
If he ever leaves Madrid, the team that buys him will have to pay the club £800 million in a buy-out.
So what does he spend his money on? One of Ronaldo’s biggest hobbies is cars. He drives a £260,000 Lamborghini Aventador, along with his Maserati (pictured).
He also reportedly owns a Bentley, a Porsche, and a Mercedes, among others.
There’s also his charity work, including a donation of £132,000 to a Portuguese cancer centre and £66,000 to fund a 10-year-old fan’s brain surgery.
He lives in a £4.8 million villa in La Finca — an exclusive community in Madrid.
Speaking of property, in 2015 he reportedly dropped £12 million on an apartment in Manhattan’s Trump Towers.
He opened a gorgeous, football-themed hotel in his hometown of Madeira, Portugal.
Ronaldo even liked a wax statue of himself so much that he reportedly spent nearly £25,000 to have one made that he could keep.
The original is at Madrid’s Museum of Wax and Ronaldo reportedly provides a hair stylist who shows up once a month to the museum to make sure the hairstyle is current. Presumably he does the same with the statue at his home.
Ronaldo is also a fashion aficionado. In fact he’s just as comfortable in expensive suits as he is in a football kit.
He has modeled for Armani, and has an underwear line coming out with designer Richard Chai.
He’s not bothered, telling The Guardian “I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. I don’t have any other explanation.”
Keep up the good work, Cristiano.