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Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Become Third Active Sportsman To Earn $1 Billion

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Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Become Third Active Sportsman To Earn $1 Billion

Cristiano Ronaldo is still on course to become the third sportsman to earn $1 billion this season despite the current coronavirus pandemic.

The Juventus forward is currently expected to hit the milestone despite taking a £3.5 million hit on his wages for the next four months to ensure Juve can pay non-playing staff.

Despite this, the 35-year-old is still expected to join boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and golfer Tiger Woods in the $1 billion club.

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He'll manage to reach the astronomical amount of money due to his endorsement deals as well as business ventures outside of football.

His $500,000 per week contract with the current Serie A leaders is also a huge contributing factor.

Ronaldo earned £88 million in 2019 which was the second highest amount for any sportsman - rival Lionel Messi ranked in first place after earning £103 million last year.

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Tiger Woods is also a member of the $1 billion club. (Image Credit: PA)
Tiger Woods is also a member of the $1 billion club. (Image Credit: PA)

It'll make Ronaldo the first footballer to hit the milestone and it proves how big his appeal is not only to football fans, but to the public in general.

He has been helping combat the coronavirus alongside agent Jorge Mendes it was revealed last weekend.

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Spanish publication AS revealed that Mendes recently begun the process of buying medical supplies for Sao Joao hospital in Porto.

Ronaldo is set to join the initiative set up by his agent which also features a variety of other donations.

The super agent intends to buy 50,000 protective masks and will donate them along as well as offer financial support to hospitals all over the country.

Startling reports emerged on Tuesday morning that Juventus could be forced to sell Ronaldo due to his current salary.

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Italian newspaper Il Messagero claim that the Serie A giants might not be able to afford to pay Ronaldo's astronomical contract even when football returns to normality.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Lionel Messi, Tiger Woods, Cristiano Ronaldo, Floyd Mayweather

Daniel Marland
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