Cristiano Ronaldo’s has built a brand for himself to become one of the most marketable individuals in the world and leaked contract details have shown Nike paid him a staggering £147million.
The Portuguese star has been officially representing the brand since 2016 when he signed a ten-year contract to represent them, according to leaked contract details.
It was gathered that the contract costs £14.7m per year and the agreement is between Polaris Sports Limited which owns the player’s marketing world wide and Nike.
He has also been raking in millions despite the economic crisis as a result of the global pandemic.
The Juventus striker has now become the first football player to hit the $1billion mark and achievement envisaged a few weeks back.
According to Forbes, the 35-year-old earned a staggering $105m from June 1, 2019, to June 1, 2020 to achieve the feat.
However, Ronaldo earnings is second to tennis legend and multiple Grand Slam winner Roger Federer. And the Portuguese icon is the third sportsman to hit the $1bn mark after golf ace Tiger Woods and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
Forbes also revealed that out of the $1bn earned by Ronaldo, $650m has come from his salary while the rest are off the pitch earnings.
The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star earned around $45m through endorsements in 2019.