Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al-Nasr),ㅋㅋㅋ벳 who is playing in Saudi Arabia, has been found to be the highest-paid sports player in the past year.
According to Forbes, an American economic magazine on the 3rd (Korean time), Ronaldo earned 136 million dollars (approximately 181.4 billion won) in the past year. It ranks first among professional sports players in terms of annual income.
Ronaldo is one of the world’s greatest sports stars. Ronaldo, who played for Manchester United last year, received a notice of release from his club ahead of the opening of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
After his release, Ronaldo wanted to continue playing in Europe. However, no European clubs called him anymore. Still, Ronaldo had a place to go. It was the Middle East stage with money power at the forefront.
In the end, Ronaldo started his new football life by signing with Al Nasr on December 31 last year. According to the British BBC at the time, the contract period with Ronaldo is until the summer of 2025, and it is reported that he will receive an annual salary of about 200 million euros (about 273 billion won).
According to Forbes, Ronaldo earned $46 million in terms of football players, including salary, in the past year. On the other hand, outside of the game, such as advertising, it obtained $ 90 million, which is almost doubled.
If you divide this by 12 months, you earn 15.1 billion won per month, and if you divide this by 30 days, you earn about 500 million won a day. If you divide this by 24 hours, you have about 20 million won per hour in your hand, and if you divide this by 60 minutes, you are earning about 350,000 won per minute. If you divide this by 60 seconds again, about 5,780 won per second, that is, even if you breathe, the minimum wage (2023 minimum wage is 9,620 won per hour) will be put into your bank account.
According to Forbes, it is the first time in six years since 2017 that Ronaldo ranked first in the annual income of sports players. Last year it was 3rd.
This year, the first to third places in sports player earnings were all occupied by soccer players. Lionel Messi (Argentina), who ranked first last year, fell to second place ($ 130 million, about 174 billion won). Messi received the same amount as last year, but gave up the lead for $6 million less than Ronaldo.
Third place was occupied by Kylian Mbappe (France). It was 120 million dollars (about 160.7 billion won).
NBA star LeBron James (USA), who was second last year, was ranked fourth ($119.5 million, about 160 billion won), and Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez, who earned $110 million (about 147 billion won), ranked fifth. was
Dustin Johnson ($107 million, about 143 billion won) and Phil Mickelson ($106 million, about 142 billion won), who play for LIV Golf sponsored by Saudi Arabia, were ranked 6th and 7th, respectively.
8th place was also NBA superstar Stephen Curry with $ 104 million (approximately 134 billion won). In ninth place was retired tennis star Roger Federer (Switzerland) with $95.1 million (about 127 billion won), and in 10th place was NBA star Kevin Durant (USA) with $89.1 million (about 119 billion won).