Ronaldo is a retired football player who is one of the greatest in the sport. His professional career spanned nearly two decades beginning in 1993 up to 2011. Ronaldo has been a Nike endorser since 1996 when he signed a 10-year contract and a lifetime endorsement deal with the iconic sports brand. So what is Ronaldo net worth in 2018? What are Ronaldo’s salary/earnings? Read on…Image Credit: Antonio Cruz/ABr
Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima more popularly known as Ronaldo was born on September 18, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the beginning of his career he played for Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona and Inter Milan. He later joined Spain and Italy. By the time he was 23, he had already scored more than 200 goals in his career. After a hiatus due to injuries, Ronaldo played for Real Madrid in 2002 then at A.C. Milan and eventually at Corinthians.
Ronaldo’s eponymous career earned him fans from all over the world. He was the recipient of the FIFA World Player of the Year award for 1996, 1997 and 2002. Aside from other recognitions he received, he was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame and into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame.
Ronaldo scored 62 goals during his time with Brazil and he played in 98 matches. His FIFA World Cup wins were in 1994 and in 2002. Ronaldo retired in 2011 due to injuries. He played in a few charity matches after his retirement and he is a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador. Although he was not active in the sport anymore, Ronaldo was the ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Aside from his multimillion dollar football contracts, Ronaldo is involved in successful business ventures. He co-owned A1 Team Brazil together with Emerson Fittipaldi. He and his friend, Anderson Silva, own 9INE, a sports marketing company. Ronaldo joined the ownership team of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on December 11, 2014. This year, Ronaldo became part of the Ultimate Team in the game FIFA 18. Among many other lucrative deals, Ronaldo’s contract with Nike alone was worth more than $180 million. At around $93 million earning in 2018, Ronoldo is considered the fifth highest paid celebrity.
In all, we estimate Ronaldo net worth in 2018 around $400 million.