Ronaldo named world’s best-paid athlete by Forbes

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Ronaldo has been named as the world’s best-paid athlete and become the first footballer to win the award.

Ronaldo had a great year, he has already won many awards including the worlds best footballer and now has been officially announced as world’s best-paid athlete by Forbes.

Ronaldo has set a new record as he is only footballer to win this award.He earned $88 million to beat  LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Neymar to top the spot.

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He currently earn $7m-per-year more than great rival Messi, who lies in second place, according to the study.He has about 215 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.His social accounts generated about $176m in media value.

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The award is calculated by combining several different sources of income as well as information such as a player’s influence over different parts of the market.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is the world’s highest-paid athlete, with earnings of $88m over the past 12 months from salary, bonuses and endorsements. Ronaldo is only the second team athlete after Michael Jordan to rank as the top-paid since Forbes began tracking athlete earnings in 1990”-an official statement read.