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REAL MADRID STAR CRISTIANO RONALDO WAS THE HIGHEST PAID SPORTSMAN IN THE WORLD IN 2016 AS REPORTED B


Ronaldo raked in a whopping £70.4m in 2016 through wages, sponsorship and bonuses

Cristiano Ronaldo was the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2016 – earning a whopping £70.4million.

It is the first time Ronaldo has topped the charts, taking the crown from boxer Floyd Mayweather and moving ahead of Tiger Woods

It is no wonder Cristiano Ronaldo can afford his fleet of cars like this Rolls Royce

It is also the first time a footballer has become the world’s highest paid sports star.

The Portuguese star’s incredible revenue came from the player’s salary – estimated at a stunning £440k-a-week, his sponsorship endorsements and bonuses.

The 32-year-old pipped rival Lionel Messi to first place with the Argentine pocketing £65m for the calendar year according to Forbes.

The next footballer to appear on the list is Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Neymar who was ranked 21st with £30m with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic earning £29.7m.

It is not surprising that Ronaldo can afford his fleet of cars with his huge bank balance

Lionel Messi came second with earnings of £65m

Floyd Mayweather love flaunting his wealth, it kind of makes him feel good.

Photo credit- The Sun UK