If you don't know who Cristiano Ronaldo is, then we're fairly certain you've been living under a rock for the better part of 15 years. The Portuguese sensation is widely considered to be one of the greatest footballers on the planet alongside Lionel Messi, and on top of that, he's also often viewed as one of the greatest in the history of the beautiful game as a whole.
After kicking off his legendary career with Sporting Lisbon, CR7 made the switch over to English football with Manchester United where his legacy truly began to take shape. It was there that he was able to transform into a global superstar, both on the pitch and off of it. This eventually earned him a move to Real Madrid, where he only continued to grow his legend.
Now, he's plying his trade over in Italian football with Juventus, once again proving that he's capable of competing on any stage or platform that's presented to him. At the age of 33 he's showing no signs of slowing down, and as we look ahead to the future, there's a chance that he could continue playing like this until he reaches his 40s.
But, as we all know, the thing that interests most casual fans when it comes to football is the money side of things. As you can imagine Cristiano earns his fair share on a year by year basis, often topping the 'highest paid sportsman' list. So then, with all of that cash to spare, how does he spend it all? Well, there's no need to worry, as we're here to help answer that question for you as efficiently as we possibly can.
20 Cars - Travel In Style
It's always nice to be able to treat yourself to a new car, whether it be expensive or something that's just a necessity. Of course, some people take this love of vehicles further than others, and we regret to say that Cristiano Ronaldo is a major example of that.
The former United star considers collecting these kinds of 'larger than life' cars to be a hobby, and he reportedly has a Lamborghini, Maserati, Bentley, Porsche and many more to play with.
Say what you want about the man on the pitch, but off of it, he knows 'style' when he sees it.
19 Houses - Live In Comfort
Wherever Cristiano goes he needs to have an expensive home to live in, and that's just natural. The above picture is from his humble abode in Madrid back when he played for Real, with the overall fee believed to be worth around $7 million. Yes, that is an accurate figure - and it could even be more.
Homes around the world are getting progressively more expensive but when you're one of the highest earning sportsmen on the planet, that's not exactly going to be much of an obstacle. We all want to live our lives in comfort, and as a footballer, that's something he needs to prioritise more than most.
18 Underwear Line - A Popular Move
This one kind of speaks for itself, and it's something that we should all be able to appreciate one way or another (and not just for the reasons that you're thinking). Ronaldo comes across as a guy who has about a million different ideas in his head on a daily basis, and one of his better ones was to start up an underwear line.
The CR7 brand as a whole has just continued to grow and grow to the point where it's taken on a life of its own, and the underwear is a great example of that. It isn't a venture that he needed to take, but it's one he wanted to try out in order to see what he could do.
17 Waxwork - Erm, Okay Then
Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have paid someone to go and ensure that the waxwork figure, that he paid for, has the right kind of hairstyle in order to ensure maximum realism. Oh, and this is apparently a regular thing, too.
You can choose to believe that or not, but either way, it gives us a pretty intriguing look into the mind of the man himself. He wants to do everything to perfection in his life and that's something we have to respect, even if that involves some odd rituals with a wax figure of his own likeness. Who are we to judge, right?
16 Getting Around - The Super Jet
When you have one of the most recognisable faces on Earth, sometimes, you need to abandon the 'traditions' so to speak. Instead of flying first class on a regular plane you should consider taking your own exclusive form of transport, which is exactly what Ronaldo has done.
His Gulfstream private jet is believed to be worth around $32 million and is said to be capable of holding over a dozen people for any given flight. This kind of luxury can, once again, allow Ronaldo to rest and recuperate in style, which will undoubtedly assist him in furthering his career longevity.
15 Holidays - Hard Work Pays Off
From Ibiza to the Greek islands and beyond, there are very few luxury holiday destinations around the globe that Cristiano Ronaldo hasn't visited. The man knows how to relax and he knows how to have a good time, and in the off season of football, you need to be able to unwind however you see fit.
People often underestimate the physical toll that it takes on your body, but you can never truly understand the whole 'process' unless you've been in the position of a professional. Still, in terms of the holidays themselves, we can only imagine what kind of fun Cristiano gets up to.
14 Save The Children - What A Guy
Sometimes you just need to sit back and applaud someone for doing something great, and that's the position we find ourselves in here. While buying material things is always nice, it can never really compare to the thrill of donating a significant amount of money to charity.
Ronaldo has been heavily involved with Save The Children for many years now, in addition to having a great relationship with several other notable charities. It's the kind of thing that the media don't like to talk about as much as they should, but we're more than happy to promote his great work in the public eye.
13 Meeting Fellow Stars - Good Old Networking
It can be hard to make friends sometimes when you're in a very 'exclusive' group of people, and by that, we mean the super-rich. People tend to think they live an extravagant lifestyle and while that's true, it's not like they can go out and mingle in everyday locations - which can be quite tricky.
Instead, they need to hang out with 'elite' groups so to speak, if only so they won't have people asking for their photograph every two minutes. A perfect example of this is when Ronaldo went and met Conor McGregor in Las Vegas - someone who is certainly on par with him in terms of star power.
12 Spoiling His Children - A Great Dad
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't someone you look at and immediately think 'family man', but in truth, that's exactly what he is. The Juventus star has four children, and he seems to enjoy nothing more than spending time with them.
It's a great sight to see and we can't commend him enough for showing this side of himself to the public, because it helps the world to 'connect' more with the guy. After all, it's pretty difficult to find yourself having too much in common with someone who has as much money as that, and we aren't saying that just for the sake of it, because it's a fact.
11 NYC Apartment - A Controversial Move
A few years back Cristiano splashed the cash and invested millions into a certain gold NYC tower apartment. The tower in question has a certain high-profile name in its title, which caused a bit of controversy. It was a move that makes sense to many given that NYC is a hub for all kinds of big names, but unfortunately, the name of the facade caused Ronaldo to receive a lot of criticism.
The fact that CR7 was now associated with Donald rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, and it's not exactly hard to see why. Still, having that kind of view over one of the greatest cities in the world is hard to pass up regardless of the details.
10 Building A Portuguese Legacy - Getting The Job Done
One thing that Cristiano Ronaldo seems to thrive on is building a legacy for himself with the Portuguese national team. As we all know not every footballer is interested in competing on the international stage, but for Ronaldo, he always seems to be hungry for success - and in 2016, that paid off for him.
Despite coming off during the final of Euro 2016, CR7 still played a huge role in helping Portugal to overcome France and win the tournament. His passion and enthusiasm ensured that they were able to get over the finish line, and if he's still playing in 2022, he'll do whatever it takes to add the World Cup to his list of achievements.
9 New Boots - Looking Flash
When you've got an exclusive lifetime deal with Nike, you can afford to try out some new boots on a fairly frequent basis. Ronaldo is an icon in more ways than one, and one of the more fascinating ways in which that is true stems from the wonderful world of football boots.
Whenever Ronaldo is spotted with a new pair, they instantly become the latest 'hit attraction' for fans and other players respectively who want to 'be like CR7' in many ways. There's nothing wrong with that, either, because why wouldn't you want to try and replicate his success?
8 Expanding Empire - Necessary Visits
When you've got as much 'pull' as someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, you need to be able to test the waters when it comes to your global appeal. That's why the man himself has been making regular trips to hot spots like China and Japan, where he's considered to be one of the most famous men in the world - which, you know, is a correct assumption.
These kinds of trips are important even if he doesn't actually play any professional football over there because it's all about the profile. As we know, his profile exceeds many others in terms of just how unbelievably huge he is, but this kind of thing never hurts.
7 Clothes - He Loves His Fashion
We're not sure if you've noticed this yet, but Cristiano is a fairly handsome man. Naturally, this is something that's helped him to reach levels that few others have in the world of football off the pitch, because not only does he have David Beckham's marketability, but he's also a much better footballer (sorry Dave).
Ronaldo always seems to go with what he likes in the realms of fashion, regardless of whether or not the masses think it looks cool. He blurs that line perfectly by not going too 'over the top' with anything he wears, and while you may not be into fashion, you have to admire him on some level.
6 Watch - Check Yourself
Being able to buy a nice watch for yourself is a sign that you've done something right, because more often than not, they're quite expensive. That doesn't mean you shouldn't splash the cash if you've got it, though, because as seen above, they can look great with pretty much any outfit.
Ronaldo seems to lean more towards Jacob And Co as a brand, and we have no problems with that whatsoever. We imagine this 'deal' of sorts takes him to some interesting locations, whether it be courtesy of event invites or just photo shoots.
The bottom line is this: the guy knows how to make, and therefore spend, some big money.
5 Spoiling His Lady - A Great Man
Cristiano has been with his fair share of women over the years, and we aren't saying that in an 'oh look how awesome he is' kind of way, it's just a fact. He's an incredibly good-looking gentleman with a fantastic job and a great personality - so why wouldn't a plethora of women be interested in him?
One that caught his eye above all others, however, was Georgina Rodriguez. The two have been snapped spending time together on a frequent basis, as you'd expect with a loving couple such as themselves. They look great together, and more importantly, they seem to have a great time when they're in each other's presence.
4 Haircuts - Staying Fresh
While he may not have had as many 'extreme' changes to his hair as David Beckham did back in the day, Cristiano has certainly kept people guessing in terms of what hairstyle he's going to sport next.
Again, this kind of thing is really important to him as he attempts to establish a 'persona' for himself, especially in the latter stages of his career. People know and understand Ronaldo to be someone who likes to keep things fresh, and they're going to try and follow in his footsteps - if only to tell their friends that they've got the CR7 style.
3 Promoting Egyptian Steel - Odd But Interesting
You would think that Egypt is exclusively Mo Salah's territory, but you'd be oh so wrong. Ronaldo has a deal with Egyptian Steel, and while that sounds like one of the most random deals in the history of football, it seems to be paying off for him (and we mean that literally).
He's starred in some commercials and photo shoots for the company, and it seems to have put them on the map in a big way. They're still a fairly young company in the grand scheme of things, which is probably why this marketing campaign has worked so well for them.
2 CR7 Museum - A Worthy Addition
There's a CR7 Museum located in Cristiano Ronaldo's hometown of Madeira, because of course there is. The man is everywhere and this only appears to be the beginning of his 'rise' outside of football, with thousands upon thousands of people visiting the museum in order to learn more about him.
This is when you know you've been truly immortalised, and you can't say that he hasn't earned it. He has built this juggernaut of a brand for himself through hard work and determination, and nobody can ever say that he hasn't put in the time and effort for it all.
1 Model Shoots - Just Look At Him
How many different companies have you seen with Cristiano Ronaldo as their poster boy? The answer is a lot and while he may have changed some of his sponsorship deals over the years, there's no doubt in our mind that he's been travelling around the world for years now in order to get these shots done.
This is one of the main reasons why he's already set to have a fantastic career in the aftermath of his playing days because there are about a million different directions for him to go in. Modelling is one of the main ones, and you can see why. He just gets it.