Cristiano Ronaldo breaks another record – first football player to officially become a billionaire

Football player Cristiano Ronaldo has created another record. However, this time the record was not achieved on the playing pitch because Ronaldo has become the first ever football player to officially be declared a billionaire!

According to Forbes, his income last year of €105 million, Ronaldo has now become a US dollars billionaire. Also according to Forbes only two other sportspersons managed to become billionaires and these were golfer Tiger Woods in 2009 and heavyweight boxer Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

Further, according to Forbes, Ronaldo earned $650US million in his 17 years as a professional football player and the rest were earned from advertising, sponsorships and rights from the publication of pictures of him.

The US publication is forecasting that the next sportsperson to enter the billionaire list will be football player Lionel Messi by the year 2021.

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