Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the joint-fourth highest paid celebrity in the world, only trailing musician...
That’s according to Forbes who noted that the 31-year-old earns an estimated $88 million annually. In the sporting stratosphere, that puts him ahead of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi ($81.5 million) and Cleveland Cavaliers talisman LeBron James ($77 million) who are second and third, respectively, in the rankings from the sporting world.
Here is a look at the top 10 names on the list and their estimated earnings, per Forbes: Forbes Celebrity 100: Top 10 Position Celebrity Earnings
1. Taylor Swift $170 million
2. One Direction $110 million
3. James Patterson $95 million
4. Cristiano Ronaldo $88 million
4. Dr. Phil McGraw $88 million
6. Kevin Hart $87.5 million
7. Howard Stern $85 million
8. Lionel Messi $81.5 million
9. Adele $80.5 million
10. Rush Limbaugh $79 million
According to Judge, Ronaldo picks up a staggering $55 million in wages, while the rest of the money earned comes from lucrative sponsorship deals. The former Manchester United man has links with Nike, TAG Heuer, Sacoor Brothers suits and Monster. It’s little surprise to see the Portuguese so high in the standings as he continues to excel on the field. This year, in particular, has been one to remember for Ronaldo.