According to Forbes Magazine, Cristiano Ronaldo earned £52.5million in 2014 and is set to earn even more in 2015 after releasing his very own film.
To put that in context, there was £1m going into his bank account every week last year. That is more than most of us can hope to earn in a lifetime and certainly more than any one of us could imagine spending.
And it seems Ronaldo, who dedicates most of his time to training with either Real Madrid or the Portuguese national squad, is having to find extravagant ways to make sure his money isn't sitting idle in some Swiss bank vault.
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That is probably how he justified his latest purchase; a Gulfstream 200. For those of you who aren't up to speed with your private jet prices, the purchase, as reported by Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha, has set the 30-year-old back a cool £13.5m – three months wages.
As quoted by NetJets.com, the G200 is surprisingly spacious and "has 6’3” of stand-up headroom, which exceeds all other aircraft in its category. And it has the largest baggage capacity in its class."
Ronaldo will certainly not need his new toy anytime soon. Real Madrid ferry their players around Europe on their own amply-sized jet during the football season.
But as he approaches the twilight of his fantastic career, he may find the jet useful for travelling around the globe to promote his ever-expanding brand. Whether he is selling fancy pants, self-glorifying documentaries or fake tan, the private jet will certainly make his hectic life easier.
Here are some Gulfstream G200 photos we found on Twitter:
Happy flying, Cristiano
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