Cristiano Ronaldo became the first footballer in history to become a billionaire.
According to, the 35-year-old attacker is the fourth-highest-earning celebrity in 2020, behind tennis star Roger Federer, rapper Kanye West and Kylie Jenner. (Jenner has since been established as a liar, having faked her billionaire status for around a year.)
The magazine said the Juventus star made $105 million in the last year, before tax, taking his total value over the mark of $1 billion for the first time.
In his 17 years as a professional player, Portugal International is estimated to have made $650 million in earnings.
There is also the capital earned from endorsements and other business avenues:
Since 2016, he has been tied to a profitable lifetime deal with Nike, and is connected to several other big-name brands.
The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or is also establishing a business empire, with his fashion and lifestyle brand, hotel chain and the CR7 museum in his home city of Funchal in Madeira.