| $ 150 Million
Retired Football player
$ 150 Million
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima is one of the most loved and appreciated football players of all times. This Brazilian footballer has done wonders; playing as a striker for Brazilian team he was very quick and phenomenal with his game. He was part of FIFA World Cup Brazilian winning team in 1994 and 2002. He was honored with FIFA World Player award in the year 1996, 1997 and 2002. In the year 2004 for his strikingly amazing game he registered himself as one of the 125 greatest players in the history of the game. In 2010 after creating history he finally sorted his retirement and bid farewell to football.
Being one of the most successful football players, Ronaldo is one of the wealthiest footballers. Totaling his net worth turn outs to be as high as $150 Million, that is quiet a staggering figure! Initially playing as a kid in poor neighborhood, Ronaldo never thought he could make things so big, but his passion kept him going and led him to a successful path. Before getting place in Brazilian team he also tried his fortune in USA team.
Ronaldo being a rich man enjoys all kinds of luxuries he has earned. After taking retirement, he is expected to still work for game, as Brazil is scheduled to host World Cup in 2014 and for Olympics in Rio. Not as player though but he is all ready to make big contributions towards the game and for his country. Ronaldo has put his share to support various charities. He has played several matches that support some social cause and he even urges his fans to lend their contributions for the same purpose.
Ronaldo was born on Sep 18, 1976 in Bento Ribeiro, a very poor place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Since childhood he had love for the game and used to play in streets. As he grew he followed and realized his dream at quiet tender age of 17. Ronaldo had quiet an unstable family life; he married Milene Domingues in 1999 and has a son but got divorced 2003. Later in the year 2005 he dated MTV VJ Daniela Cicarelli and got engaged, but that relationship too didn’t last for a long time.
- Birthday18th Sep, 76
- Birth PlaceBrazil
- Marital statusDivorced
I've said before that my big victory was to play football again, to run again and to score goals again. This victory, for our fifth world title, has crowned my recovery and the work of the team.
Every time I went away I was deceiving my mum. I'd tell her I was going to school but I'd be out on the street playing football. I always had a ball on my feet.
I'm here to score a lot of goals. It's my speciality, that's what I've been brought here to do, and I want to score plenty ; like I did with Barcelona. And here, there's every reason to think I can do it.
I don't consider myself as the best player in the world. I'm not obsessed with individual titles. I'm much more interested in being part of a team which wins trophies.
It will take time for us all to understand what has happened to us, but it is a joy to be surrounded by such happiness.
Did you know?
He was named one of the six Ambassadors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
He is the second highest goalscorer for his national team, Brazil.
He is one of only three men to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times.
He became the highest goalscorer in World Cup history during the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
He is popularly dubbed "the phenomenon" having been is considered by experts and fans to be one of the greatest football players of all time.
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Ronald Nazário de Lima