Play well and earn big bucks
Yeoh Guan Jin | 07 Jul 2017 00:30

THERE’s a lot of glory in sport, particularly for those who perform marvellously in the arena. And there’re loads of money, too – not just for the athlete but for those who have invested in him as well.

In fact, the who’s who in sport may well read like the who’s who in the rich list. Just last month, Forbes magazine named Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s most highly-paid athlete.

The Portuguese footballer, who won the FIFA player of the year title for the fourth time last year, took home in excess of US$93 mil in the year to June 1. That is the equivalent of RM397 mil, or RM33 mil a month. Not bad for kicking a ball around most of the day.

That also means that Ronaldo keeps his title as the most well-paid sports personality for the second year running.

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