Date of Birth:
21st of March, 1980
Citizenship: Brazil and Spain (dual)
Source of wealth:
Ronaldinho net worth: $70 million.
A famous Brazilian football player, Ronaldinho Gaúcho has become widely known for his overhead kicks, tricks, free kicks, dribbling and passes. Born in 1980 in the family of football players, Ronaldinho followed his parents` footsteps and has built a successful career in this kind of sport. The proud owner of two FIFA awards, the footballer can also boast with significant incomes. The present net worth of Ronaldinho is estimated over $70 million and his earnings are growing each year. So what brings him so much money?
Source of wealth: football
The future star was raised surrounded by football players so it is no wonder that he chose the same profession. The boy started playing when he was 7 and soon got the moniker Ronaldinho (diminutive from Ronaldo). His early experiences with futsal greatly helped him in shaping his own playing style and Ronaldinho quickly became one of the most talented young football players in Brazil. At the age of 13 he managed to score 23 goals in one game leading his team to different championships. In 1997 he signed the first professional contract to play for Grêmio.
Thus, Ronaldinho net worth increased greatly. After winning Golden Ball Award and becoming the best player of the league, he moved to Europe signing a deal with Paris Saint-Germain. In 2003 the famous football player joined FC Barcelona which brought him $27, 7 million of income. The following two years Ronaldinho won FIFA awards bringing his team success and in 2008 left Barcelona for AC Milan – this transfer was estimated at €21 million. He signed a three-year contract for £15, 3 million of salary but in 2011 got back to Brazil to play for Flamengo and it was valued at €3 million.
Source of wealth: endorsements
In addition to high sport earnings, Ronaldinho also makes money from his endorsements deals. He advertises Nike, Pepsi, Danone and EA Sports brands and just in 2006 he received $19 million for that.
In numbers, the celebrity earns:
- €8, 4 million annually,
- €700 000 per month,
- €175 000 weekly,
- €25 000 a day.