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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes football’s first billionaire

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New Delhi: Cristiano Ronaldo is football’s first billionaire, according to Forbes.

The Juventus star, 35, is the third sports star to reach the milestone, joining Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Ronaldo has been named the fourth-highest earning celebrity in 2020 by the magazine, behind tennis legend Roger Federer, rapper Kanye West and Kylie Jenner.

Messi, who Forbes said earned $104m (£82m) in the last year, came in fifth while Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar took seventh place with $95.5m (£75m).

The Portugal international is said to have made $650m (£513m) in wages over his 17 years as a professional athlete, with the rest made from endorsements.

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