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Cristiano Ronaldo Named The World’s Best-Earning Athlete

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The Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo has become only the second athlete in a team sport, behind the retired basketball legend Michael Jordan, to top the list.

Ronaldo, 31, claimed the top spot with annual earnings of $88 million with as much as $32 million coming through endorsements deals, which includes a lucrative partnership with the sports manufacturer Nike.

Ronaldo who has 43 million followers on Twitter and 112 million ‘likes’ on Facebook also has his own range of cologne and menswear. He reportedly earns as much as $50 million per year from Real Madrid, the team he joined from Manchester United in 2009.

— BERNAMA

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