The Real Madrid megastar has an estimated wealth of £122 million, according to the annual football Rich List compiled by Goal.com.
He beat him to the Ballon d’Or and now Cristiano Ronaldo has pipped rival Lionel Messi in the financial stakes as well.
A lucrative new five-year contract worth £86.5 million, signed with Real Madrid in September, means the Portuguese came in just ahead of Messi’s worth of £120.5 million.
Samuel Eto’o ranked in at third place with £70 million.
See the top 10 highest earners below:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo £122m
2. Lionel Messi £120.5m
3. Samuel Eto’o £70m
4. Wayne Rooney £69m
5. Kaka £67.5m
6. The Neymar family £66m
7. Ronaldinho £64m
8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic £57m
9. Gianluigi Buffon £52m
10. Thierry Henry £47m