Portugal and Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first billionaire footballer according to Forbes.

“Cristiano Ronaldo earned $105 million before taxes and fees in the past year, landing him at No. 4 on the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, one spot above his top rival in the sport, Lionel Messi, and making him the first soccer player in history to earn $1 billion across his playing career”, the Forbes report said.

The football star is only the third athlete to achieve the feat while style playing, following Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather.


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