Ronaldo and Davido: Who is the Richest?

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Ronaldo and Davido: Who is the Richest?
Ronaldo and Davido: Who is the Richest?

Who is the richest between Cristiano Ronaldo and Davido? So, Davido released a song titled FALL which quickly rose to become a club anthem. The song had a slow rhythm, and went viral like mad.

It was played and replayed countless times by bus drivers, birthday parties, celebrations of all sorts, and also very much at nightclubs.

Along the lines of the song, Davido mentioned Cristiano Ronaldo’s name, and before we knew it, it got on news that the multiple award winning footballer had followed Davido on Instagram.

That easy? Wow…

Since that time, people have gone on google to search for the richest between Davido and Cristiano Ronaldo. Before you ask, you must’ve thought that Cristiano Ronaldo is far richer than Davido, right?

I’m here to surprise you.

Davido is a Nigerian and an American. He earns several million naira per week, and his father is richer than almost all footballer, including Cristiano Ronaldo. But this isn’t about Davido’s father and Ronaldo, is it?

It’s about Davido and Cristiano Ronaldo. Who’s richer between them? Could Davido be earning more than the footballer, or the footballer earning far more than the Nigerian international music star?

I’m a big fan of Davido, and since he rose to limelight, No…

…since he stepped his foot into the Nigerian music industry, he has given all Nigerian musicians a run for their talents… Including the leading music star Wizkid.

Ronaldo and Davido: Who is the Richest?

Davido

Davido is known to be one of the biggest music stars in the whole of Africa. You know this guy too well already. He’s the guy who won more musical awards than other Nigerian musicians in 2018! Yes, Davido is an American-born Nigerian musician.

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He is the son of a Nigerian business mogul and billionaire Adeleke Adedeji. Davido posses the citizenship of an American and a Nigerian. One thing people love about this guy is that he’s one of the richest Nigerian musicians, but he doesn’t allow pride becloud his mind.

He smiles all the time, if you’ve observed. Davido currently has more followers on Instagram than other Nigerian celebrities. Currently pegged at 8.9 million followers, he may become the first Nigerian celebrity to cross the golden number of 10 million followers.

Davido is the co-owner of a music label in Nigeria known as HKN Music, and it is owned partly by his elder brother, Adewale Adeleke. His cousins, B-Red, and Sina Rambo are signed to the music label. Davido is also the founder and owner of a leading music label in Nigeria, DMW (Davido Music Worldwide).

Under the DMW label, talented artistes including Mayorkun, Peruzzi and Dremo have been signed. He actually left the HKN Music for his cousins because they physically attacked him more than once. That was how he left them, and started a new music label which seems to be more prosperous and prominent than the old one.

Davido has been able to win more musical awards than several musicians who got into the music scene before him. He has two beautiful daughters Veronica Adeleke and Aurora Adeleke. The mothers of his daughters are not married to him. However, he has a love named Chioma, whom he purchased a N45 million naira worth Porsche in 2018.

After he got her a Porsche, news sites reported that he purchased a N9 billion naira private jet for himself. Davido is one of the Nigerian musicians who penned multimillion dollar music contracts with Sony/RCA Records based in the US.

In past times, he penned a N30 million naira endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria, and his picture was used as the cover for MTN Pulse campaign, targeted at the young people in the country. He also struck a N100 million naira endorsement deal with leading soft drink company, Pepsi.

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Other endorsement deals include multimillion naira endorsement deals with Guinness Nigeria, and First Bank. Davido earns also from performing at musical events where he earns over N5 million naira per show, and from music sales offline and online. He has an estimated net worth of $21 million dollars.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Rinaldo is one of the richest and most successful footballer in the world at the moment. Several times, he has won the Best Player in the the World award by FIFA, and has won several other football awards since he began his football career.

His crosses over 120 million on Instagram alone, and he is the one of the best guys people talk about when they talk football. In reality, every football lover knows about this guy, it doesn’t matter the country you’re from, if you’re a football fancy or one who really loves the sport of football and you don’t know Cristiano Ronaldo (CR7, CR, Ronaldo), you need to change sports.

Above all, he’s as popular as the international height or fame of football. If someone mentions football, I either see Okocha or Ronaldo. He’s not a lock player at all and he also happens to be one of the most skilled and talented. As a popular athlete, several brands pay him to donne their designs.

According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo has penned several multinational, multimillion dollar endorsement deals with companies. Cristiano Ronaldo’s football career began in Portugal. From Portugal, he was transferred to other clubs, including Manchester United.

At the start, his fame and legendary started at birth in Portugal. According to Forbes, Cristiano Ronaldo had an accrued earnings of $93 million dollars in 2017, making him the #5 highest earning celebrity that year.

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He also signed endorsement contracts with brands which included Tag Heur Watches, Herbalife, Nike, and Abbott Laboratories. The football legend started playing football at an early age in Portugal. His first team he played for was the Portuguese team in 2002.

In the same year, he pulled in enough attention to himself through his accurate delivery and skills, and was able to pen a $31 million dollar football contract which would expire in 2007. In 2007, the 5-year football deal with Manchester United ran out of validity.

Two years later (in 2009) he penned an other football contract worth $150 million dollars with Real Madrid. In 2017, it was delivered by Forbes Magazine that Cristiano Ronaldo earned a whooping $58 million dollars from salary, and $35 million dollars from endorsement deals, summing up his annual earnings to $93 million dollars.

This made him the fifth highest earning celebrity in the world by Forbes, and his net worth was reported to be an estimated $400 million dollars. At the end of 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo now has an estimated net worth of $450 million dollars.

When I started writing this article, I thought Davido would have some chance at being richer after the endorsement deals he’s signed…

But Cristiano Ronaldo’s deal with Real Madrid, a whooping $150 million dollars, would be more than all of Davido’s earnings since 2012.


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