Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become the third sportsman in the world following in the footsteps of golf star Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr who have earned $1bn during their career.
The Old Lady announced a massive pay cut to help them during a period with loss of revenue, but it won’t have a huge impact on the Portuguese superstar too much.
Thanks to the brand that is CR7, he exclusively earned about €100m only in 2019, but in his career, he is expected to reach the $1bn club in 2019-20, even with the three-month pay cut at the Bianconeri.
Only Barcelona star Lionel Messi earned more than Ronaldo last season, but the fact that the 35-year-old has almost played 18 seasons of professional football helps him become the first-ever
footballer to reach $1bn during his career.