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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes 1st Soccer Player with $1 Billion in Earnings


Cristiano Ronaldo has a new record to add to his ever-growing list of accolades. The Portuguese star is now the first soccer player in history to crack $1 billion in career earnings. 

Ronaldo, 35, becomes just the third athlete to ever reach this level of wealth, joining Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. He is the first team-sport athlete to accomplish the feat. According to Forbes’ Christina Settimi, Ronaldo is now No. 4 on the list of highest-paid celebrities—one spot above rival Lionel Messi. Kylie Jenner, Kanye West and Roger Federer rank one through three, respectively.

Ronaldo reportedly earned $105 million over the last year while Messi earned $104 million. 

Per Forbes, more than half of Ronaldo’s billion has come from club contracts, with the striker earning $650 million through professional soccer alone, a number the outlet expects to reach $765 million when his current contract expired in June 2022: Continue reading

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jun. 05, 2020

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