Its little surprise the footballer was listed by Forbes as the highest earning athlete of 2016, pocketing £71million.
CRISTIANO RONALDO has agreed a new lifetime contract with sports giant Nike that will earn him an astonishing £1billion.
A spokesperson for Nike told SunSport: "The successful partnership between Nike and Cristiano Ronaldo will continue well into the future with a new, long-term contract.
"Ronaldo is having yet another incredible year, for both club and country, and is unquestionably an icon of the game. He transcends football and is the most popular athlete on social media and the most famous athlete in the world."
Although the corporation has refused to confirm the £1billion figure, website TMZreports that it follows similar negotiations to LeBron James' lifetime contract, worth in excess of £1billion.
Ronaldo also won the Alfredo di Stefano trophy this week for being the best player in La Liga last season