Forris Magazine reported that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has officially become the first soccer player in history to be awarded a billionaire title, after his wealth reached one billion dollars.
Ronaldo's fortune reaches a billion dollar barrier
According to the international magazine, the Italian star Juventus recently managed to reach the first billion dollars in his life from the huge profits he made from football.
She pointed out that Cristiano Ronaldo is the third athlete in history to join the list of billionaires, preceded by this achievement by: golf star Tiger Woods in 2009, and boxing star Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
Ronaldo is the most followed athlete on social media
The magazine pointed out that about 650 million dollars of Ronaldo's wealth came directly from his salaries with the clubs he played in his ranks during his career, which include: Nacional Madeira, Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus.
She added that the remaining portion of the Portuguese star's profits was harvested through his own business and advertisements he provides through the media and his various accounts on social media
The Italian star Juventus is followed by more than 427 million people on its accounts on various social media sites, and it is the most followed athlete on social media.
Ronaldo ranked in the list of highest paid athletes in 2020
It is worth noting that Fores Magazine recently revealed the list of highest paid athletes in 2020, in which Ronaldo came this year in second place after winning $ 105 million in the last 12 months.
As for the first place, it was awarded to Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, whose profits in the past 12 months reached $ 106.6 million, becoming the first tennis player to top this list.