Cristiano Ronaldo is World’s richest sportsman


Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest sports personality in the world, according to the latest Forbes’ Rich List.


The Real Madrid striker earned an incredible £70million last year, along with picking up another Champions League medal and becoming the inaugural winner of the Best FIFA Men’s Player award.


In fact, such is the Portuguese star’s wealth, he is only £1m short of being the most wealthy celebrity on the continent, with Harry Potter author JK Rowling earning £71m in that same period.


Despite the money flowing through the Premier League, there is just one representative from England’s top flight, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic sneaking into the top 20 thanks to his earnings of £24m.


The figures are calculated before taxes and fees are taken into account, with Forbes estimating the total worth.



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