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Wealthiest Football Players to be Playing in 2014 FIFA World Cup

, / June 19, 2014

According to Wealth-X Net Worth Valuation company, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, OIH, popular as Cristiano Ronaldo, is the wealthiest football player to be playing the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Born in Santo Antonio, Portugal on 5 February 1985, Ronaldo is Portugal’s captain and forward; and is immensely popular worldwide. He is 1.85 meters tall and weighs 80 kg.

Wealth-X representative said, “With an estimated net worth of US $230 million, Ronaldo’s personal fortune accounts for nearly one-quarter of the combined net worth of the 10 players in the Wealth-X World Cup Rich List, beating other high-profile soccer players such as Lionel Messi From Argentina and England’s Wayne Rooney.

Ronaldo became the most expensive football player to have played the sport when he moved from MU to Real Madrid in the year 2009. The transfer was worth $132 million. Real Madrid pays him 21 million Euros per year.

Cristiano Ronaldo is second in the Forbes’ list of World’s Highest Paid Athletes 2014. Only Floyd Mayweather is ahead of him. This 29 year old football talent earned $52 million through salaries and winnings; and $28 million through endorsements.

Ronaldo is single and based in Madrid, Spain. He has one child. His agent is Luis Correia and agency is Gestifute International. He plays for Real Madrid. This popular club rewarded him with a five year contract worth more than $200 million. He played a major role in team’s Champions League victory in May.

Cristiano Ronaldo has looks and talent. This combination makes him immensely popular among brands. He has landed many mega sponsorships, like the one which he signed recently with Tag Heuer. There is the personal brand of underwear labeled CR7. Of course there is his long-term Nike deal.

Ronaldo is an inspiration to all those boys who are eager to make a career by playing football. He is a talented football player and a smart entrepreneur.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – $230 Million
2. Lionel Messi (Argentiba) – $180 Million
3. Wayne Rooney (England) – $95 Million
4. Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) – $90 Million
5. Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon) – $75 Million
6. Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) – $70 Million
7. Frank Lampard (England) – $60 Million
8. Steven Gerrard (England) – $55 Million
=9. Fernando Torres – $50 Million
=9. Gianluigi Buffon – $50 Million