09 Jun Cristiano Ronaldo is the first footballer to reach the title of a billionaire
Portugal and Juventus football star Cristiano Ronaldo is now the first professional football player ever to win the status of a billionaire.The bulk of his billion dollar fortune comes from partnerships, his own leading fashion brand CR7, his pulmonic hotel chain, and his own museum in his home town of Funchal, Madeira.Tiger Woods has become the first person ever to do so, achieving the billion mark as early as 2009.
The news comes after the news newspaper published its annual list for the world’s highest-paid athletes, which saw tennis champion Roger Federer take first place at home with $106 million in pre-tax earnings while also marking the first time a tennis player has reached the top of the list. Federer is followed closely by Ronaldo and Messi — last year’s top two — at $105 million USD and $104 million USD respectively. Adapted from Hypebeast