The Juventus star and the five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been doing charity work for his entire career.
Cristiano Ronaldo is known for his generosity and desire to help people. Being one of the top-paid footballers around the globe, this man has done a great deal of philanthropical work.
The Portuguese made approximately €95 million in the year 2019, out of which €30 million came from his salary at Juventus.
According to Goal, Ronaldo carries various diplomatic titles for making donations and providing aid to helpless people.
Ronaldo and different charity funds
While playing for Real Madrid, the forward made his first donation in 2011 when he publicly sold his European Golden Boot for £1.2 million. All the money went for the construction of schools in Gaza.
Later in December 2011, Ronaldo sold his signed shirt for €37,000, as the money went to Save the Children. In 2012, Cristiano became an ambassador for the same charity.
Moreover, the former Manchester United superstar contributed his share of money (€100,000) to the Red Cross for being named in UEFA’s Team of the Year.
Cristiano Ronaldo was eventually entitled as the most charitable sports star around the world by dosomething.org.
The GOAT was also involved in other good causes. Ronaldo granted £120,000 to the cancer center in Madeira, where his beloved mother was treated for breast cancer. He also provided £55,000 to pay for a brain surgery for 10-month-old Erik Ortiz Cruz.
In 2016, Cristiano handed out his €600,000 bonus cheque for good causes, which he received following Real Madrid’s victory in the Champions League. He netted the winning penalty in the shootout.
The next year, the Juve star auctioned his 2013 Ballon d’Or award to donate £530,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which aids children with life-threatening issues.
Along with his charity work, Ronaldo took time off his schedule to meet two Portuguese youngsters in Lisbon following a training session with his national team.