Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who reportedly earns $481,500 per week, claims that he has no idea how much money he has. The 29-year-old Portugal international was named the world’s most marketable soccer player earlier this week, but said that the pursuit of wealth is not what drives him.
“I don’t know how much money I have. It’s not the money that moves me," Ronaldo said. “It’s true that at first it did, when I had nothing. Then I wanted to have money for me and my family because I was raised with nothing, we were very poor. I had no toys or presents at Christmas."
Ronaldo added that he wants to be talked about alongside Pele and Diego Maradona when he hangs up his boots. "I love football. It’s my life," he told the Sun. “Without football, I don’t know what to do. I have seven or eight years left. Maybe more. If my legs allow me to play until 40, I want to play. And I hope one day to be on the first page of the history of football, on the same page as Maradona and Pele. I want to get there."