Cristiano Ronaldo photo after game

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth (2023): Powerhouse of Talent and Fortune

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Net Worth is $600 Million

If sports stars were stars in the sky, Cristiano Ronaldo would be like a supernova. He’s been blowing us away with his soccer skills for nearly two decades and has earned a tidy sum while doing it. His moves on the pitch have not only raked in fans all over the globe but also opened up doors to deals that have added a hefty amount to his bank account.

Honestly, it’s just jaw-dropping the kind of stuff Ronaldo has achieved, both on and off the field. Rumor has it he’s sitting on a cool $500 million as of 2023. That’s a pretty sweet reward for being ridiculously good at your job and knowing how to sell it.

From being an icon on the pitch to launching his own business ventures and living the high life, Ronaldo has pockets that are as deep as his legend. So, buckle up as we take you on a ride through Cristiano Ronaldo’s money matters.

NameCristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro
ProfessionSoccer Player
Net Worth$600 million
BirthplaceFunchal, Madeira, Portugal
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1985 (Aquarius)
Height6 ft 2 in (187 cm)
Relationship StatusIn a relationship

From Humble Beginnings to Global Stars:
Cristiano’s early career and breakthrough

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was born in 1985 in Madeira, Portugal. He grew up in the neighborhood of Santo Antonio, where his dad worked as a gardener and his mom flipped pancakes. His dad also had a side gig (he was the equipment manager) at a local football club, which inspired his son to start kicking the ball about as soon as he could walk (perhaps sooner).

He had a bit of a scare at 15 when doctors said he had a heart condition. But Ronaldo would not be deterred. He hustled after his successful surgery, and started playing for Madeira’s Clube Desportivo Nacional. He totally killed it on the pitch, which drew the attention of the big leagues, specifically Sporting Clube de Portugal (or Sporting Lisbon, as they are more casually called). Ronaldo eased his way through the youth teams and stormed onto the first team in 2002.

The following year, in 2003, Ronaldo inked a deal with Manchester United after a standout season with Sporting. His move to Red Devil territory marked his first big break in European football. From there, he quickly shot to fame, crushing it on the field for Man United and drawing fans from all corners of the globe. His highlight reel moment came in the 07-08 season when he scored 42 goals in the league and cup competitions, winning him the Golden Boot.

Scoring On The Pitch:
Cristiano’s earnings from soccer

Ronaldo kickstarted his serious bank-making career back in 2003 with Manchester United. That was his first major paycheck, and boy, things only escalated from there. He moved from the English giants to Spanish giants Real Madrid for £80M (US$101.6M as exchanged in August 2023) in 2009. He then invaded Serie A by making the £99.2M (US$125.9M) switch to Juventus in 2018. He then returned “home” to Manchester United in 2021 for £12.8M (US$16.2M). While these figures are only transfer fees, they do indicate how valuable Ronaldo was and the level of wages he most likely earned at each club.

This year, in 2023, Ronaldo hit his payday peak when he moved to Saudi Arabia to play ball with Al Nassr and pocketed a whopping $213 million a year. Plus, he made history in 2020 when Forbes reported that he was the first active team-sport athlete to hit $1 billion in career earnings.

Scoring Off The Pitch:
Cristiano’s diversified revenue streams

Cristiano Ronaldo is not only killing it on the football field but he’s also got a solid game plan off the pitch. He’s got his fingers in a lot of pies, from endorsements and start-up businesses to investing smartly, and it’s all thanks to his charm, popularity and some serious entrepreneurial spirit.

Perhaps most notable is his LIFETIME contract with Nike worth a cool £1 billion (US$1.27 billion). Yes, BILLION. Since kicking off in 2003, this deal has been key to the Ronaldo fortune and is one of the biggest sponsorship agreements in all of sports. His deal with Nike isn’t his only gig—he’s got a bumper bundle of top brands he represents, like Armani, Tag Heuer, Egyptian Steel, Herbalife, Italia Independent, Clear, and PokerStars. With these endorsements he’s pocketing roughly $45 million a year.

Ronaldo’s turned his CR7 brand into a business empire (‘7’ being his shirt number). He’s got clothing lines, hotels, gyms, even a hair transplant clinic under his belt. In 2016 he inked a deal with Crunch Franchise to open CR7 Crunch Fitness studios. He’s even rubbing elbows with other big names in the hospitality industry by owning part of the upscale restaurant Zela. Did I mention he’s got a private jet rental business too? No wonder he turned a profit of a million euros (US$1.08 million) in 2018 alone.

Beyond Just Golden Boots:
Cristiano’s valuable assets and charitable deeds

Ronaldo’s got places in all the fanciest spots around the globe. Right now, he’s building a £17M (US$21.6M) dream house on the Portuguese Riviera. He’s also the proud owner of a high rise in his hometown, Madeira, a crib in Turin from his Juventus days, a swanky mansion near Madrid, and a posh holiday home in Marbella.

Ronaldo’s also a bit of a car freak, with a garage that would make any motorhead drool. On the list, there’s a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Rolls-Royce Cullinan, a Bugatti Chiron, and a limited-edition Bugatti Centodieci, which, at a heart-stopping £8.5M (US$10.8M) is ostentatious even for him.

If planes and boats float your, er… boat, you’ll appreciate that, until 2022, Cristiano whipped around the globe on a Gulfstream G200 private jet and cruised the sea on an 88-foot luxury yacht, the Azimut Grande.

But don’t think Ronaldo’s just about splashing that cash. He gives back, and was even named the most charitable sports star in the world by in 2015. He dishes out the dollars for causes such as kid’s hunger, obesity, and biodiversity. He’s funded medical treatments, helped cancer centers, and even spruced up a football field back in his hometown.

After He Takes The Jersey Off:
Cristiano’s personal life

In 2010, Ronaldo became a father for the first time with the birth of Cristiano Jr. The family grew in 2017 with the addition of twins Eva and Matteo. All three had joined the family through surrogacy.

As sweet as Cristiano’s life had been to that point, it got even sweeter when he fell for Georgina Rodríguez in 2016. They’re still going strong and Georgina’s carved out her own space in Ronaldo’s family. She gave birth to Alana Martina in November 2017.

Cristiano and Georgina were expecting another set of twins in 2022, but tragedy followed when they lost one of the newborn twins shortly after birth.

Ronaldo’s also had his fair share of tough times as a son. His father, the one who got him into soccer, sadly didn’t make it past Ronaldo’s 20th year, losing a hard-fought battle with alcoholism.

Tough Opponents:
Controversies in Cristiano’s life

A shocker hit the news in 2009 when a lady named Kathryn Mayorga suggested Ronaldo had raped her in a Vegas hotel. She claimed Ronaldo paid her $375,000 to zip her lips about the incident. Ronaldo responded, claiming that whatever took place between them was consensual. With no solid proof, the cops had to let the case slide in 2019; however, in 2021 Mayorga demanded £56 million for the past and present pain she has suffered from the incident. The case was dismissed in 2022 because of the conduct of the attorney representing Mayorga.

Cristiano was also accused of tax evasion. Apparently, a Spanish court reckons Ronaldo dodged taxes to the tune of £12.1 million between 2011 and 2014. Ronaldo admitted it, took a two-year jail term, but thanks to the Spanish law, Ronaldo avoided the slammer as it was his first offence.