According to Frobes; Portugal and Juventus football player, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first soccer billionaire.
Ronaldo, who is popularly known as Cr7, earned $105 million (Sh11 billion) before taxes and fees in the past year making him the first footballer in the history of the game to earn $1 billion.
Forbes reports: “Ronaldo, the first to do it in a team sport, has made $650 million (Sh69 billion) during his 17 years on the pitch, and is expected to reach $765 million (Sh81 billion) in career salary after his current Juve contract ends in June 2022. Messi, who began playing at the senior level three years after Ronaldo, has earned a total of $605 million (Sh64 billion) in salary since 2005
Source – forbes