Cristiano Ronaldo Earnings: Real Madrid star makes more money in a week then the average human makes in a lifetime

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The moment Gareth Bale penned his massive new Real Madrid contract it was clear that Cristiano Ronaldo’s new deal would follow shortly thereafter, and indeed it did and the Portuguese international’s new salary package is truly astonishing to say the least.

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Financial experts Forbes claim the new five year contract will earn Cristiano Ronaldo as much as £775,000 a week, these earnings encorporate his basic salary and related bonuses and make the 31-year-old the world’s highest paid athlete.

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The deal ties the player to the Spanish giants until his 36th birthday but the former Manchester United man was quick suggest he’d sign a further deal on completion of this one, the super fit forward stating;

“Who knows what the future holds. Of course, I would like to end my career at this club. This is my penultimate contract. I want to be here for many years to come. I’m overjoyed.”

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To be fair Ronaldo is more than earning his keep with the prolific marksman regularly smashing records left, right and centre.

His tally of 371 goals in 360 appearances is mindblowing and he has been key in Real Madrid’s collection of multiple pieces of silverware over the course of his seven and a half seasons at the club, these including one La Liga title and two Champions League triumphs to name just a few.

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Ronaldo has now also signed a new deal with sportswear brand, one that is reportedly ‘for life’ and worth in excess of $1billion, the ‘lifetime’ deal being similar to that which  Lebron James signed with the branding powerhouse.

The deal will bank the three time Ballon d’Or winner around £15m a year, that works out at £270k a week, and Ronaldo was gushing with praise for the company, stating

‘I look at this new contract for life. I’m a member of the family but I have to say Nike, for me, it’s the best,’ said Ronaldo.

‘They do things that no one else can do. I have a great relationship with this brand, I have great friends here in the company. ‘ (Via the Daily Mail)

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Ronaldo also draws in significant earnings from deals with Tag Heuer, Sacoor Brothers suits and Monster headphones.

Let’s not also forget the earning potential garnered from Ronaldo’s massive social foot-print.

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Ronaldo has a Facebook following of over 117 million, on Twitter he numbers 48m and has another 81.3m and he regularly uses these assets to leverage merchandizing.


He uses his social pages to directly benefit his own brands, generating the following – CR7 Footwear (£27m in media value a year), ROC headphones (£16.9m) and Sacoor Brothers (£9.68m)

It’s generally accepted that the average UK/US based human being will earn approx £1.6m in their lifetime so it’s worth noting that Cristiano Ronaldo earns more in one week than most men (and sadly far more than most women) will make in their whole life-time.

Think about that for one second…

Arguably as the best footballer on the planet, or equal best if you are a Lionel Messi fan, he deserves everything he gets, right?

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