One of the most successful and recognizable professional athletes on the planet, who set records while playing for Manchester United and Real Madrid, as well as the Portuguese national team. We are talking about none other than the Portuguese soccer superstar, who seems to have it all, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Quote: Cristiano Ronaldo
I have a fantastic family, I have 4 kids and i’m healthy. I have everything
Born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal [foon-shahl], Madeira [mah-day-dah], Portugal, a small island off the western coast of the country, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro [ah-vay-do] was destined for great things from a young age. His youth was filled with a promise to rise in the soccer world, and by his early teens, Ronaldo’s talent and reputation had grown considerably. In 2003, when he was only 16 years old, Manchester United paid over $14 million U.S. dollars to sign him, a record fee for a player of his age.
From La Liga to the UCL Champions League to the world cup, Cristiano carries with him tons of expectations. Yet, the pressure that comes with that has always been part of his lifestyle and he’s never really had a hard time dealing with it. The man has records to break and trophies to win, on individual, club and national levels. CR7 handles this pressure the only way he knows: with style and class, a cheerful smile on his face and an unblemished hairdo wherever he goes.
The Juventus star’s wealth is estimated at $450 million dollars as of 2018, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Much of this comes from his annual salary of $57 million, but he also rakes in staggering stipends from endorsements.
Needless to say, the guy is absolutely loaded and he lives the kind of A-List lifestyle that goes hand in hand with his career success.
Cristiano loves to spend his money on cars. You can tell by the astonishing collection of automobiles he’s built up during his career: all together it’s worth well over $6 million bucks and there are not one, but two Bugattis among them: a Bugatti Veyron and a Bugatti Chiron.
It’s clear Cristiano Ronaldo deserves a solid spot among the super elite and his career is far from over yet, so we’re sure to enjoy some more of his wonderful goals for a long time to come.