He has to forego 30 percent of his wages. According to several media reports, that is just over four million euros that Cristiano Ronaldo is missing due to the Corona crisis. A lot of money, but for the Portuguese overall, more than manageable. According to the business magazine “Forbes”, he still has 91 million euros in salary and advertising revenue this year – in 2019 he had made 108 million euros.
That is obviously enough to break the billion mark in 2020, Forbes continues. Although the eternal competitor Lionel Messi was top earner with just under 125 million last year, Ronaldo is likely to be the first footballer to earn over a billion. In any case, he would only be the third active athlete to achieve this milestone. Only Tiger Woods (44, golf) and Floyd Mayweather (43, boxing) did this before.
After her career, the cumulative revenues of Michael Jordan (basketball), Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus (both golf) and Michael Schumacher (Formula 1) also exceeded the billion mark.