Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly the joint-fourth highest paid celebrity in the world, only trailing musician Taylor Swift, boyband One Direction and author James Patterson in terms of earnings.
That’s according to Forbes (h/t Matthew Judge of Goal), who noted that the 31-year-old earns an estimated $88 million annually. In the sporting stratosphere, that puts him ahead of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi ($81.5 million) and Cleveland Cavaliers talisman LeBron James ($77 million) who are second and third, respectively, in the rankings from the sporting world.
Here is a look at the top 10 names on the list and their estimated earnings, per Forbes:
|1.||Taylor Swift||$170 million|
|2.||One Direction||$110 million|
|3.||James Patterson||$95 million|
|=4.||Cristiano Ronaldo||$88 million|
|=4.||Dr. Phil McGraw||$88 million|
|6.||Kevin Hart||$87.5 million|
|7.||Howard Stern||$85 million|
|8.||Lionel Messi||$81.5 million|
|10.||Rush Limbaugh||$79 million|
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