Ronaldo reclaimed the top spot after sensational return to Manchester United from Juventus during the transfer window
Fortunes have continued to smile on CR7 since he returned to Manchester United during the summer transfer window.
The five time Ballon d'Or winner rejoined the red Devils on a two year deal from Juventus and barely twelve hours after, he broke the record of the number of Jersey sold
The 36 year old has now reached yet another milestone after being declared the most paid footballer in the whole wide world, beating his greatest rival Lionel Messi to the feat.
Forbes reveals that Ronaldo earns a staggering $25 million per year in salaries ($70m) and endorsements ($50).
Messi comes out right after Ronaldo with a total of $110m - $70m in wages and $35m from his endorsement deals
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