Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo is close to becoming the first soccer star and the third athlete to reach a billion dollars.

It is expected that the Serie A champions Juventus will add this new record to its amazing record series this season, despite the pandemic Corona virus that paralyzed sports activity in Europe and most of the world.

The 35-year-old Ronaldo will join the only two stars in the world of sports whose fortune has reached a billion dollars, namely boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and golf player Tiger Woods, to be the third member of the billion club.

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This is what I've been hearing for 23 years ... “All Mayweather does is brag about his cars, his jewelry, his mansions, his ladies, his clothes and his money”. And this is what Mayweather says back ... “I'm happy y'all spent over 2 decades hating on me instead of building your own legacy” 😂 PS I'm here to stay Photo Credit: @moneyyaya

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Although Ronaldo gets fifty thousand dollars a week from Juventus, football is not the only reason for him to reach this astronomical sum of money, but his other business as he owns a hotel chain in his name in Europe and Morocco, as well as a brand in his name, in addition to commercials and contracts The massive sponsorship that made him the second-highest-earning athlete last year with an income of $ 109 million.

Messi topped the ranking issued by the American "Forbes" magazine for the top fifty athletes in terms of financial income in 2019, with $ 127 million.

It is noteworthy that the richest player and athlete ever is a young Muslim submerged Fayek Al-Balqiya, 21, who plays for the reserve team of Leicester City.

But Balkia, unlike all footballers, did not collect his wealth of more than twenty billion dollars in football, but he is the descendant of a family of the richest people in the world, according to "Forbes" magazine. His father, Prince Ja`fari al-Balqiyya, is a member of the Sultan of Brunei Hassan al-Balqiyya. His wealth is counted in the official reports of the world's richest athletes.