Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous athlete on the planet , and he is now a member of Italian powerhouse Juventus after nine seasons with Real Madrid .

With a Juve salary in the tens of millions and some of the biggest endorsement deals in football, he was the third highest-paid athlete in the world in 2018, behind only Floyd Mayweather and fellow superstar Lionel Messi. As a result, he also has a ludicrous amount of cash to burn.

Find out how he earns his money and what he spends all that cash on below.

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Ronaldo earned $108 million (81.5 million) in the last 12 months, according to Forbes, making him one of the highest-paid sports stars in the world.

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Source: Forbes

Almost half of that income ($47 million, 35.5 million) was from endorsement deals with companies like Tag Heuer, Herbalife, and Nike.

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Ronaldo's new deal with Nike will reportedly pay him over 19 million per year for the rest of his life. At that rate, the deal will reach 800 million ($1 billion) in total value when Ronaldo is 73 years old.

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Source: Forbes

He also has deals with companies like Castrol, Samsung, and KFC.

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It's no surprise that Ronaldo earns such a high price for his endorsements with over 130 million followers on Instagram, 122 million on Facebook, and 72 million more on Twitter, he's the most popular athlete on the planet.

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The sponsorship deals are on top of his new mega-contract with Juventus, which will pay him $138 million over four years and he'll likely make even more money in bonuses.

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Source: The Guardian

Despite being 33 years old, Juventus also paid US$117 million in the transfer fee just to acquire the footballing legend.

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So what does he spend his money on? One of Ronaldo's biggest hobbies is cars. He drives a $300,000 (207,000) Lamborghini Aventador, along with his Maserati (pictured).

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Source: Deadspin

He also reportedly owns a Bentley, a Porsche, and a Mercedes, among others.

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Source: Complex

In March 2019, Ronaldo added a $360,000 Rolls Royce to his collection, a car that only the world's best and richest players have been able to get their hands on.

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Source: The Sun

He's not always careful with them, though. In 2009 he crashed a $320,000 (221,000) Ferrari in Manchester, where he used to play.

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But it looks like he has replaced it.

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He lives in a $7.1 million (5 million) villa in La Finca an exclusive community in Madrid built by architect Joaquin Torres.

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Source: ABC , Forbes

It's really nice.

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Really, ridiculously nice.

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At Christmas time, the trees are so big, they go outside.

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Read more: Cristiano Ronaldo just gave fans a personal tour of his luxury house in Madrid

And of course there is a soccer field.

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And there are people hired to keep all his trophies clean.

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Speaking of property, in 2015 he reportedly dropped $18.5 million (13 million) on an apartment in Manhattan's Trump Towers.

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He opened a gorgeous, football-themed hotel in his hometown of Madeira, Portugal.

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He's also been spotted wearing a $160,000 Jacob and Co. watch a perk of having an endorsement deal with the company.

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More recently though, he has a new deal with Tag Heuer and posted a photo wearing theie $20,200 Carrera Heuer-02T

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Ronaldo even liked a wax statue of himself so much that he reportedly paid nearly $30,000 to have one made that he could keep.

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The original is at Madrid's Museum of Wax and Ronaldo reportedly provides a hair stylist who shows up once a month to the museum to make sure the hairstyle is current. Presumably he does the same with the statue at his home.

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READ MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo liked his wax statue so much he paid the artist $31,000 to make one the footballer could keep

Ronaldo's fame and wealth has made his love life a constant source of media scrutiny. He dated Irina Shayk ...

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... a gorgeous Russian swimsuit model and actress.

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Source: ESPN

But after five years together, the couple split up in January 2015.

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Source: ESPN

Since then, Ronaldo appears to have settled in with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

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In November 2017, Rodriguez gave birth to baby daughter Alana Martina, Ronaldo's fourth child.

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He also had twins born a few months earlier, reportedly via a surrogate.

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And his oldest son, Cristiano Jr., is turning into quite the footballer himself.

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Read more: A stunning goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo's son at Real Madrid has gone viral

Rumors of the couple's engagement have swirled after Rodriguez was spotted at the World Cup sporting an impressive ring.

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The ring is not small.

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Ronaldo is also a fashion aficionado.

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In fact he's just as comfortable in expensive suits as he is in a football kit.

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He has modeled for Armani, and has an underwear line coming out with designer Richard Chai.

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Since then, Ronaldo has established his own fashion brand CR7 that carries everything from cleats, to denim, to underwear and even fragrances.

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Ronaldo is also a fan of cryotherapy, where the body is subjected to temperatures as low as minus 264 degrees Fahrenheit to help muscles recover and to heighten his alertness.

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Not all of his endorsements have been cool and sexy. There was a bizarre commercial for an Israeli telecom firm.

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He has also endorsed a company with a controversial investment practice in which a large percentage of investors lose money.

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Read more: Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is peddling an extremely risky and controversial investing product

And he was reportedly fined $21.8 million in a Spanish tax evasion case. He had been accused of diverting income to a tax haven in the British Virgin Islands.

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Read more: Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly fined $21.8 million for tax evasion just hours before he plays in the World Cup

And he was reportedly paid $22 million to not appear in a film being made by Martin Scorsese because the subject of the film didn't want the footballer in the movie.

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READ MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly being paid $22 million to not appear in Martin Scorsese's new movie

But he still wants to be a movie star after his soccer career is over. He certainly has plenty of practice in commercials.

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Read more: Ronaldo wants to be a movie star when he retires

And he will reportedly be starring in his own Facebook reality series. He will make $10 million in the deal and it even involves Tom Brady.

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Read more: Facebook is reportedly going to make Cristiano Ronaldo the $10 million star of his own reality show and Tom Brady is involved

But his pretty-boy image hasn't always been appreciated by opposing fans.

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He's not bothered, telling The Guardian "I think that because I am rich, handsome and a great player people are envious of me. I don't have any other explanation."

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Source: The Guardian

But he's displayed human moments, like the time he cried after winning the Ballon d'Or in 2014.

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He also got quite emotional after Portugal won Euro 2016.

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With all of his fortune, Ronaldo also does a great deal of charity, including a donation of $165,000 (114,000) to a Portuguese cancer centre and $83,000 (57,000) to fund a 10-year-old fan's brain surgery.

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Keep up the good work, Cristiano.

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