Ronaldo Nazario Net worth, Salary & Endorsements 2024

Known affectionately by football fans as “R9” or “O Fenomeno,” Ronaldo as of 2024, has a net worth of over $300 million

Ronaldo Nazario a revered former football player had an incredible career where he made millions of dollars in endorsement contracts, and in turn becoming one of the wealthiest footballers today. Known affectionately by football fans as “R9” or “O Fenomeno,” Ronaldo as of 2024, has a net worth of over $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth . What played out in Ronaldo’s life so that he ended up with such an impressive amount of money?

Ronaldo Nazario

⁤Ronaldo Luiz Nazario De Lima started his journey on the 18th of September 1976 while born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ⁤⁤His adventure began on the vivid streets of Rio, where he developed the passion for soccer since childhood. ⁤⁤His impeccable skills began developing early, causing Ronaldo to quit school at the age of 11 to further pursue a professional soccer player's career. ⁤⁤As a futsal sensation initially, the assassination of specific capabilities. ⁤⁤This happened due to its formative years of learning to control the ball meticulously. ⁤

His entrance, into the world of football began when he joined the team Cruzeiro in 1993. Ronaldo's exceptional talent quickly caught the eye scoring a 44 goals in 47 games in his season. This remarkable performance earned him a place in Brazils World Cup squad in 1994. He then moved to Europe playing for clubs such as PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona and Inter Milan consistently breaking transfer fee records, along his career journey.

Ronaldo's Career

Ronaldo experienced both successes and difficult setbacks throughout his career. He was honored as the FIFA World Player of the Year three times. Won the Ballon d'Or twice. His scoring prowess for Brazil is only surpassed by the Pele and Neymar. Despite facing injuries that sometimes threatened to overshadow his accomplishments Ronaldo displayed resilience. After overcoming these challenges he made a comeback in 2002 leading Brazil to a World Cup victory. Throughout his career he played for clubs such, as Real Madrid and A.C. Milan before returning to Brazil with Corinthians, where he eventually retired in 2011.

Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima at Inter Milan holding the Ballon d’or

Philanthropy and Business

It is not as if Ronaldo just played soccer. He was more than just a super talented and brilliant professional player. He became other things. Previously, he was the United Nation’s Goodwill Ambassador, and also an ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, making sure it was a success. 

Ronaldo also has an impressive business acumen. He bought Real Valladolid, a football team in Spain's top division, in 2018. Then, in 2021, he bought a 64% share of another team in Brazil, Cruzeiro, one of the biggest in the country. Going by that, he didn’t play just for love of the game.


People noticed quite early that Ronaldo was very liked. In 1996, he made a great Nike deal worth $180 million. That meant that he would always endorse the company. They even were creating special football boots called the Mercurial R9 which Ronaldo was using during the 1998 FIFA Word Cup . He was also appearing in advertisements for Snickers and Pirelli and many FIFA video games.