Good-guy Ronaldo had many philanthropic efforts. When he sold his Ballon d’Or awards he got a chilled 530,000 great British pounds which he gave to the Make-a-Wish foundation. Not to worry, though; he has more Ballon d’Ors!
His first he earned in 2008 while playing for Manchester united. Ronaldo would go on to earn another three while playing for Real Madrid between 2013 and 2016. Ronaldo’s capacity for charity is prolific!
Trump Tower Apartment
Cristiano Ronaldo owns an apartment in the famous Trump Towers. Two thousand five hundred and nine square feet of Versailles wooden flooring dating back to the eighteenth century.
This testament to his obscene wealth cost him measly $18.5 million. This is a mere pocket change for this superstar! One of Ronaldo's homes is a mansion on the Portuguese Riviera. This is a small portion of his property portfolio which is worth over $40 million.
Kick of King Midas
Real Madrid came in second in the 2011 Champions League, La Liga, and lost the semi-finals. That aside, Ronaldo was awarded the European golden boot award for scoring 40 goals during that season. The boot probably would have cluttered up his already crowded trophy cabinet.
So Ronaldo decided to auction it off. The boot was sold for a smooth $1.2 million. All of which was put toward building schools in the Middle East.
Ice Bucket Challenge
From one look at his Instagram profile, Ronaldo doesn’t seem to need a reason to strip down to his boxers. The ice bucket challenge was an honorable craze.
The initial aim was to raise money for ALS. After stripping down at a Madrid practice session to have ice water dumped over him, Ronaldo nominated Lil’ Wayne, J Lo, and Beyonce for the #icebucket challenge. Nice-guy Ronaldo does it again. This time in his underwear.
In 2020, Ronaldo became the first footballer to be added to the Forbes Billionaires list. He can have anything he wants now, so why not get a private jet? The big question is, what plane is worthy of a Forbes-approved football champion?
A 2006 Gulfstream G200 seems like a reasonable choice. It was refurbished in 2019 and features three seats that transform into a bed. It even has a fax machine. Who the heck is Ronaldo faxing these days?