To be fair, I quit soccer in High School, but Kindergarten had a nicer ring to it—sue me. Anyway, even if I hadn't quit, I would have never amassed the same level of fame as Cristiano Ronaldo this is A) because I wasn't very good and B) because I don't look like an actual Greek God.
Turns out, his money comes from more than just kicking a ball, he always gets paid a pretty damn penny for posting Instagram ads. Yes, I realize that sounds ridiculous, keep the anger at bay, will ya please?
First of all, he has ONE HUNDRED AND SIX MILLION followers which is pretty crazy for an athlete, no? I feel like the Instagram Elite is generally reserved for every cast member of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Except Jonathan Cheban, he's only got 2.1 million followers, peasant.
Due to his following, his sponsorship coughs up the big bucks. According to Mirror—"A new study has shown that the Real Madrid star earns a staggering £308,000 (399, 260.40 U.S. dollars) per sponsored post, placing him third in the "Instagram rich list" as the top-earning male in the world, just ahead of reality star Kylie Jenner (he's paid the same as her, but has more followers)."
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