Ever wondered what Cristiano Ronaldo's life is like off the pitch?

19 May 2014 / 2 years 5 months ago

As the current ninth highest-paid athlete in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo's lifestyle off the pitch is suitably lavish.

He earned some $55 million last year, and he is set to make even more next year.
In addition, he recently signed a contract that will pay him about $29 million per year until 2018. That's not all he earns however -- he makes an average of $24 million in off-field endorsements.
A new Nike contract will pay him a rumored $8 million per year, and he also has deals with companies like Herbalife, Castrol, and Samsung.

If he ever leaves Madrid, the team that buys him will have to pay the club a whopping $1.2 billion in a buy-out.

As far as his personal life is concerned, he's currently dating Russian swimsuit model Irina Shayk. 

For fans of Irina, she will be playing a role in the upcoming Hercules movie this year.
They fly all over the world together, often going to the United States, where he isn't mobbed in the streets.

His big hobby is cars. He owns a $300,000 Lamborghini Aventador, and reportedly owns a Bentley, Porsche, and Mercedes, among other cars.

In 2009 he crashed his $320,000 Ferrari in Manchester.

He lives in a ~$7 million villa in La Finca— an exclusive community in Madrid built by architect Joaquin Torres.

His other big interest is fashion. He has modeled for Armani, and has an underwear line coming out with designer Richard Chai.

He has a deal with Jacob & Co. watches, and has been spotted wearing their $160,000 watches.

His pretty boy image has also made him one of the most hated players in the world, but he had the best quote ever about it, saying, "I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. I don't have any other explanation."

Recently, he's taken to rehabilitating his image with some human moments, like the time he cried after winning the Ballon d'Or.

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