He mentioned the global soccer player in a recent song of his titled “FALL”. This song paraded the ears of music lovers across Africa, and even got to be aired by C.R. himself.
Cristiano Ronaldo needs a little bit of introduction here as not all music lovers are football gurus. He’s a big-time award winning footballer who’s earned much in his career, enough to feed his third generation.
Let’s find out who’s richer between Nigerian musician Davido and Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, shall we?
Davido and Ronaldo: Who is the Richest?
Davido’s Fortune and Net Worth
Davido is an American-born Nigerian music star who’s currently got more fans on Instagram than other Nigerian musician. He’s the son to a well known Nigerian billionaire entrepreneur Deji Adeleke.
He’s a dual citizen; a Nigerian and an American, but Davido behaves like a guy from the yard, isn’t too proud even with all of the money he’s got.
He’s cooperated the music label known as HKN Music alongside his brother, Adewale Adeleke. Artistes signed into the HKN music were his cousins Sina Rambo and B-Red.
Shortened as DMW, the label has two signed artistes Mayorkun and Dremo whose songs are already topping countdowns and music charts.
He’s a Dad with two daighers Veronica and Aurora Adeleke both of whom he had with two different women who aren’t his wives, but his babymamas.
In less than 5 years, Davido had been able to put in more work and gain more fame than other singers in the game before him.
He’s become so popular that he fortunately signed a multimillion dollar music contract with Sony/RCA record label which is based in the United States of America and which is a topnotch music imprint worldwide.
In the period when he just started to become popular, Davido signed a N30 million naira endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria.
The mobile telecommunications network went ahead as part of the deal to use his photo as their cover photo for a campaign named MTN Pulse.
This campaign according to reports was targeted towards young people in the country. He also snapped a N100 million naira endorsement deal with mega drink manufacturing company, Pepsi, a leading brand worldwide.
He also signed a multimillion naira endorsement deal with one of the world’s biggest drink brands, Guiness. If he stopped singing today, he would still earn from sources aside his music works and earn millions.
Davido gets his money from music/album sales, YouTube views, online music/album sales, endorsement deals and from performing at events where he earns nothing below N5 million naira. He’s got an estimated net worth of $21 million dollars.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Fortune and Net Worth
Cristiano Ronaldo on the other hand of this juxtapose scale is a renowned footballer and one who has held the title as the best player in the world several times.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a talented footballer and he has fans like crazy on social media platforms and in reality, he’s like the media’s best pick and everyone’s best talk. Who’s the football lover that doesn’t know about Cristiano Ronaldo?
Football is a global sport, and if C.R. is a top star in the game, his worth and recognition has proven to bypass the boundaries of being local. Cristiano Ronaldo earns a reported sum of $45 million dollars yearly, and he’s got several multimillion dollar endorsement deals with mega brands as the global symbolism of football.
He’s a Portuguese and his career as a footballer started there in Portugal, where he began making name and started going go transfers to play for clubs like Manchester United.
A few brand with which multimillion dollar endorsement deals were signed are Abbott Laboratories, Tag Heur Watches, Nike and Herbalife. According to Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo is #5 on the list of highest paid athletes in 2017 with a sum of $93 million dollars as his calculated annual earnings.
He began playing professionally in the year 2002 with his Portuguese team. In 2002, his start year, C.R. signed a $31 million dollar football deal with Manchester United. In 2007, the $31 million dollar deal was no more valid. In 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a juicy football contract with Real Madrid which was worth $150 million dollars.
In 2017 (the year of this writing), Cristiano Ronaldo as reported by Forbes earned a total $93 million dollars with $58 million from his salary and a whopping $35 million dollars from endorsement deals with brands! Cristiano Ronaldo has an estimated net worth of $400 million dollars.