LIST: Ronaldo is the richest sports personality in the world

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CRISTIANO RONALDO was the world’s highest-paid athlete in 2016 – raking in a staggering £70.4million.

It is the first time the Real Madrid ace has topped the charts, taking the crown from boxer Floyd Mayweather and moving ahead of Tiger Woods.

Cristiano Ronaldo raked in a staggering £70.4m in 2016 making him the world’s highest paid athlete
 It is no wonder Cristiano Ronaldo can afford his fleet of cars like this Rolls Royce

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It is no wonder Cristiano Ronaldo can afford his fleet of cars like this Rolls Royce

It is also the first time a footballer has become the world’s highest paid sports star.

The Portuguese star’s incredible revenue came from the player’s salary – estimated at a stunning £440k a-week, his sponsorship endorsements and bonuses.

The 32-year-old pipped rival Lionel Messi to first place with the Argentine pocketing £65m for the calendar year according to Forbes.

The next footballer to appear on the list is Messi’s Barcelona team-mate Neymar who was ranked 21st with £30m with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrohimovic earning £29.7m.

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 Lionel Messi took second spot with earnings of £65m

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Lionel Messi took second spot with earnings of £65m
 Floyd Mayweather has not been shy in flaunting his wealth in the past

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Floyd Mayweather has not been shy in flaunting his wealth in the past
 
Floyd Mayweather tells Conor McGregor he wants to fight in huge superstar match-up
 Floyd Mayweather previously held the crown as the world's highest paid athlete

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Floyd Mayweather previously held the crown as the world’s highest paid athlete
 Roger Federer is a sponsors dream, having won 18 major Grand Slam tournaments

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Roger Federer is a sponsors dream, having won 18 major Grand Slam tournaments

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