Cristiano Ronaldo to become football first billionaire and third richest sportsman

Portugal International and Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to become the third richest sportsman in the world after golf star Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr to have earned $1bn during his career.

Despite the fact that the Italian side, Juventus announced a massive pay cut in player wage to help them during a period with loss of revenue, however, the reduction woouldn’t affect the Ronaldo too much.

The star footballer 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.

Another player that comes close is Barcelona star Lionel Messi, who 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.

Business Insider also reports that Roger Federer will become the first billionaire in tennis this year.

Only golf and boxing champions have reached numbers that level of the active players, whilst basketball legend Michael Jordan is the third member currently in the club.


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