How Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's highest-paid sports star, spends his millions

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Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid athlete of any sport. 

With a Real Madrid salary in the tens of millions and some of the biggest endorsement deals in football, he has a ludicrous amount of cash to burn.

Find out how he earns his money and what he spends all that cash on below.

Tony Manfred and Melissa Stranger originally contributed to this slideshow.

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Ronaldo earned $88 million (£61 million) in the last 12 months according to Forbes, making him the highest-paid sports star in the world.

Ronaldo earned $88 million (£61 million) in the last 12 months according to Forbes, making him the highest-paid sports star in the world.

Source: Forbes

More than a third of that ($32 million/£22 million) was from endorsement deals with companies like Tag Heuer and Nike.

More than a third of that ($32 million/£22 million) was from endorsement deals with companies like Tag Heuer and Nike.

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In fact, he rakes in over $13 million (£9 million) from his Nike deal alone.

In fact, he rakes in over $13 million (£9 million) from his Nike deal alone.

 

He also has deals with companies like Herbalife, Castrol, Samsung, and KFC.

He also has deals with companies like Herbalife, Castrol, Samsung, and KFC.

Source: Live Sports Review

The sponsorship deals are on top of his mega-contract with Real Madrid, which pays him $50 million (£35 million) a year in salary and bonuses.

The sponsorship deals are on top of his mega-contract with Real Madrid, which pays him $50 million (£35 million) a year in salary and bonuses.

Source: Forbes

If he ever leaves Madrid, the team that buys him will have to pay the club $1 BILLION (£690.5 million) in a buy-out.

If he ever leaves Madrid, the team that buys him will have to pay the club $1 BILLION (£690.5 million) in a buy-out.

Source: Business Insider

So what does he spend his money on? One of Ronaldo's biggest hobbies is cars. He drives a $300,000 (£207,000) Lamborghini Aventador.

So what does he spend his money on? One of Ronaldo's biggest hobbies is cars. He drives a $300,000 (£207,000) Lamborghini Aventador.

Source: Deadspin

He also reportedly owns a Bentley, a Porsche, and a Mercedes, among others.

He also reportedly owns a Bentley, a Porsche, and a Mercedes, among others.

Source: Complex

He's not always careful with them, though. In 2009 he crashed a $320,000 (£221,000) Ferrari in Manchester, where he used to play.

He's not always careful with them, though. In 2009 he crashed a $320,000 (£221,000) Ferrari in Manchester, where he used to play.

Source: Daily Mail

He lives in a $7.1 million (£5 million) villa in La Finca — an exclusive community in Madrid built by architect Joaquin Torres.

He lives in a $7.1 million (£5 million) villa in La Finca — an exclusive community in Madrid built by architect Joaquin Torres.

Source: ABC, Forbes

It's really nice.

It's really nice.

Source: ABC, Forbes

Really, ridiculously nice.

Really, ridiculously nice.

Source: ABC, Forbes

Speaking of property, in 2015 he bought a reportedly dropped $18.5 million (£13 million) on an apartment in Manhattan's Trump Towers.

Speaking of property, in 2015 he bought a reportedly dropped $18.5 million (£13 million) on an apartment in Manhattan's Trump Towers.

Source: Business Insider

He's also been spotted wearing a $160,000 Jacob and Co. watch — a perk of having an endorsement deal with the company.

He's also been spotted wearing a $160,000 Jacob and Co. watch — a perk of having an endorsement deal with the company.

Source: Daily Mail

There are even reports Ronaldo spent £20,000 ($29,000) on a waxwork of himself to stand in his hallway.

There are even reports Ronaldo spent £20,000 ($29,000) on a waxwork of himself to stand in his hallway.

Source: Independent

Ronaldo's fame and wealth has made his love life a constant source of media scrutiny. He dated Irina Shayk ...

Ronaldo's fame and wealth has made his love life a constant source of media scrutiny. He dated Irina Shayk ...

Source: ESPN

... a gorgeous Russian swimsuit model and actress.

... a gorgeous Russian swimsuit model and actress.

Source: ESPN

But after five years together, the couple split up in January 2015.

But after five years together, the couple split up in January 2015.

Source: ESPN

Ronaldo is also a fashion aficionado.

Ronaldo is also a fashion aficionado.

In fact he's just as comfortable in expensive suits as he is in a football kit.

In fact he's just as comfortable in expensive suits as he is in a football kit.

He has modeled for Armani, and has an underwear line coming out with designer Richard Chai.

He has modeled for Armani, and has an underwear line coming out with designer Richard Chai.

Source: Huffington Post

But his pretty-boy image may hasn't always been appreciated by opposing fans.

But his pretty-boy image may hasn't always been appreciated by opposing fans.

He's not bothered, telling the Guardian "I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. I don't have any other explanation."

He's not bothered, telling the Guardian "I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. I don't have any other explanation."

Source: Guardian

But he's displayed human moments, like the time he cried after winning the Ballon d'Or last year.

But he's displayed human moments, like the time he cried after winning the Ballon d'Or last year.

Source: Business Insider

There's also his charity work, including a donation of $165,000 (£114,000) to a Portuguese cancer centre and $83,000 (£57,000) to fund a 10-year-old? fan's brain surgery.

There's also his charity work, including a donation of $165,000 (£114,000) to a Portuguese cancer centre and $83,000 (£57,000) to fund a 10-year-old? fan's brain surgery.

Source: Daily Mail

Keep up the good work, Cristiano.

Keep up the good work, Cristiano.
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