Cristiano Ronaldo, 38, is considered to be the highest-paid soccer legend of all time! Now he plays for the Saudi Pro League (SPL) and can proudly call himself not only one of the most well-known players but also the one with the biggest salary. He didn’t reach this level of cash or fame by sitting around; he won game after game for his teams and showed incredible skills on the field!
The Forbes Highest Earnings List
Player salaries and transfer fees are reaching record-high numbers in 2023, and Ronaldo only serves as further proof. He is the first big signing for the Saudi Arabia team. Al-Nassr spent a good deal of money to get him on the team. He tops the Forbes list of on and off-field earnings at $260 million.
The next closest player is Lionel Messi at a measly $135 million, followed by Neymar Jr., Mbappé, and Benzema. The list is rounded off with Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Kevin De Bruyne, and Harry Kane.
Adjusting to New Cultural Norms
Cristiano Ronaldo might have gotten himself into a little bit of trouble recently, but that doesn’t affect his net worth status. He kissed Iranian painter Fatima Hamimi on the cheek, which is a totally natural thing to do in Portugal. However, as per Iranian law, touching a single woman is prohibited.
He may be subject to consequences for kissing her on the cheek after receiving a painting she did, but maybe he’ll find a way to wiggle out of it!