Cristiano Ronaldo is not just a football star for Portugal and Real Madrid, he is a business man and he just can’t stop winning!
Following his Champions League triumph, Forbes revealed in its list of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes Of 2017 that Ronaldo earned more than any athlete in the world between June 1st, 2016, and June 1st, 2017.
The world footballer of the year earned $93million – $35million from endorsements and $58million from salaries.
Lionel Messi, the former world second highest earner dropped to third place, earning $80million.
Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player LeBron James takes over the second spot with a total earnings of $86.2million.
Roger Federer and Golden State Warriors‘ Kevin Durant round up the top five, earning $64million and $60.6million respectively.
Other footballers on the list include Neymar at No. 18 with $37million, Zlatan Ibrahimovic at No. 30 with $32million, and Wayne Rooney at No. 70 with $23.6million.
Serena Williams was the only woman on the list at No. 51 with $27 million.
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