Cristiano Ronaldo has to be the most recognizable athlete as he plays for the Premier club Manchester United and is a captain of the Portugal national football team. He has received five Ballon d’Or awards and four European Golden Shoes and won 32 trophies during his career. Today, Ronaldo is considered one of the most influential people in the world.
As of 2022, Christiano Ronaldo's net worth is estimated to be $500 million.
|Net Worth||$500 million|
|Given Name||Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro|
|Famous Name||Christiano Ronaldo|
|Source(s) of Fame||Professional Soccer Player|
|Date of Birth||February 5, 1985|
|Place of Birth||Funchal, Madeira, Portugal|
|Relationships||Partner, Georgina Rodríguez , Since 2017|
Given the name Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Madeira to Maria Dolores dos Santos Viveiros da Aveiro, a cook, and José Dinis Aveiro, a gardener. He has an older brother, Hugo, and two older sisters, Elma and Liliana. He did not get much education as he was expelled from his school after throwing a chair at his teacher.
He was a footballer in the making from the start, playing for Andorinha first and Nacional later. As a child, he was diagnosed with “a racing heart” for which he underwent surgery otherwise his athletic career had been over
Ronaldo’s career began with Sporting CP before being bought by Manchester United. During his first season, he won the FA Cup and went on to win three Premier League titles, the Champion’s League, and his first Ballon d’Or at the age of 23. He then moved to the Spanish club Real Madrid and won for them two La Liga trophies. In 2018, he transferred to Juventas and ultimately back to Manchester United in 2021.
During his career in international football, he has scored more than 100 goals and is Portugal’s all-time top-scorer. He is the captain of the Portugal national team and has helped the team reach the final in Euro 2004 and finally win the Euro 2016.
Ronaldo has dated the Russian model Irina Shayk but the pair broke up in 2015. He is currently in a relationship with the Spanish model Georgina Rodríguez with whom he has a daughter, Alana Martina. The couple announced via Instagram that they are expecting twins. He has three other children, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., Eva, and Mateo.
He routinely donates blood and marrow because of which he does not have tattoos on his body. His charity work for Save the Children has garnered much praise for him and he has given back to Madeira in the form of relief during the Madeira Flood and a cancer center.
Cristiano Ronaldo has 374 million followers, the highest number of followers on Instagram where he shares pictures of himself during matches, with his teammates, and his family. He has 150 million followers on Facebook and 96 million followers on Twitter. He has his own website which displays footwear, eyewear, underwear, and fragrances that he has launched.
Ronaldo has created for himself a legacy of victory and excellence in football that few others could achieve. His work in philanthropy goes to show that he is not just talented but a kind-hearted man as well. He is the first footballer to have earned $1 billion during his career and his net worth of $500 million makes him the most marketable athlete in the world.
Christiano Ronaldo has sometimes been associated with other Soccer Players such as Wayne Rooney.