It is safe to say Cristiano Ronaldo is the main man in Serie A.
Both in terms of his fame and his fortune.
Following his summer move from Real Madrid to Juventus there have been plenty of reports about exactly how much the Portuguese superstar is making each week.
But it has now been revealed, via Gazetta dello Sport, that the 33-year-old forward is earning over $35.9 million per season. That is more than the total wage bills per season of 10 Serie A clubs, plus he earns more than the second to fifth highest earners combined. Wow.
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Which other Serie A players are closest to him in terms of their salary? The top five are all contracted to Juventus.
Gonzalo Higuain (on loan at AC Milan from Juve) is the second-highest earner in Italy, making $11 million per season, while Paulo Dybala is third with a salary of $8.1 million, Miralem Pjanic is next at $7.5 million and rounding out the top six is Douglas Costa at $7 million.
Yeah, Ronaldo makes more than them all combined. And he’s yet to score a goal for Juventus…
Add on commercial sponsorship from Nike and others, plus his own huge portfolio of businesses, and Ronaldo is doing pretty well for himself.
Below is the list of the top 10 earners in Serie A and how they, and separate clubs, compare to Ronaldo.