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Both Messi and Ronaldo have both built illustrious playing careers on the pitch and are widely considered as two of the best footballers of all time.
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Ronaldo reportedly earns more than $60 million per year on his base salary at Juventus.
The 35-year-old Portuguese forward also earned more than $40m a year from endorsements, with Ronaldo also selling his own self-branded products like clothes and perfume.
CelebrityNetWorth reports that Ronaldo's overall salary is worth around $70m.
Ronaldo's overall salary is dwarfed by Messi's, whose overall salary is reported to be worth around $92m.
The 33-year-old Argentine superstar is currently on a base salary of $80m, making him the highest-paid player in the world.
CelebrityNetWorth claims that Messi earned an additional $40m every year through endorsements.
According to the publication, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has a lifetime endorsement deal with Adidas and also benefited from hefty paydays through his partnership with Konami for the Pro Evolution Soccer series.
Messi recently admitted that Ronaldo is one of the sports athletes he admires right now alongside tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer and LA Lakers superstar LeBron James.
"There are many athletes who are admirable," he told La Sexta.
"Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, LeBron James. In all sports, there's an athlete that stands out and is admirable for his work and what he does on a daily basis.
"Cristiano Ronaldo is another example in football. There are many. I admire all the athletes who stand out."
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