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MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid FC controls the ball during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on March 29, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)Photograph by Denis Doyle — Getty Images
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid FC controls the ball during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium on March 29, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images), Photograph by Denis Doyle — Getty Images
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Cristiano Ronaldo

  • Affiliation
    Soccer/Portugal
  • Last Year's Rank
    4
  • Salary$48,577,500
  • Endorsements$27,000,000
  • Total Earnings$75,577,500

Making 17 million euros per year (after taxes), Ronaldo was the highest paid soccer player in the world until just last month, when Barcelona gave Lionel Messi a raise. For now, Ronaldo’s got the lower pay but the richer endorsement stable of the two superstars. Nike, Tag Heuer, Herbalife, Banco Espirito Santo, Samsung, Toyota and Konami all spend to endorse the striker.

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