Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first soccer player to earn $1 billion in career, per Forbes !!


Cristiano Ronaldo is just the third athlete after Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather to hit the $1 billion earnings mark while still actively competing.

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes first soccer player to earn $1 billion in career, per Forbes !!

According to Forbes, $650 million of Ronaldo's career earnings have come from salary. The rest comes off the pitch, with Forbes saying he earned around $45 million via endorsements in the past year.



Among the most notable of his off-court pursuits is his lifetime contract with Nike, which Forbes says only Michael Jordan and LeBron James also have.

Ronaldo is also the most followed individual in the world on Instagram, with a staggering 222 million followers.

The Portuguese star — who helped his home country win the European Football Championship in 2016 .

has collected five Ball d'Or awards while leading his teams to six league championships and five Champions League titles.

All earnings figures, per Forbes, are before taxes and fees.