Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now Soccer’s Biggest Earner of 2020 And first footballer to earn $1bn

Cristiano Ronaldo Is now Soccer’s Biggest Earner—And first footballer to earn $1bn.While there are plenty of fans who will tell you that Cristiano Ronaldo will never top Lionel Messi, there’s at least one area where the Portuguese soccer star has bettered his longtime rival. Forbes has declared the portugal goal-machine player is the sport’s biggest earner and the very first football billionaire.Cr-7 comes on second position on top 20 highest-paid male athletes in the world.

The Juventus striker comes in at no. 4 on financial magazine’s latest WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID CELEBRITIES and second sports world’s biggest earner after Roger Federer, Ronaldo earned $ 105 million before tax in the past year. That total, which includes salaries and endorsements, increases his total earnings during his 17-year career to over $ 1 billion.

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi make to no.5 on the WORLD’S HIGHEST-PAID CELEBRITIES list but third when it comes to sports , with his fortune of £83.4million which slightly reduced by Barcelona’s decision to cut their squad’s wages amid the novel corona-virus.

Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now Soccer’s Biggest Earner

Below is the list of Forbes’ top 20 highest-paid male athletes in the world for year 2020:

sports world’s biggest earners

1. Roger Federer (Tennis) - $106.3m
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) - $105m
3. Lionel Messi (Football) - $104m
4. Neymar (Football) - $95.5m
5. LeBron James (Basketball) - $88.2m
6. Stephen Curry (Basketball) - $74.4m
7. Kevin Durant (Basketball) - $63.9m
8. Tiger Woods (Golf) - $62.3m
9. Kirk Cousins (American football) - $60.5m
10. Carson Wentz (American football) - $59.1m
11. Tyson Fury (Boxing) - $57m
11. Russell Westbrook (Basketball) - $57m
13. Lewis Hamilton (Racing driver) - $54m
14. Rory McIlroy (Golf) - $52m
15. Jared Goff (American football) - $49m
16. Conor McGregor (MMA) - $48m
17. James Harden (Basketball) - $47.8m
18. Giannis Antetokounmpo (Basketball) - $47.6m
19. Anthony Joshua (Boxing) - $47m
20. Deontay Wilder (Boxing) - $46.5m

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