Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has emerged as the first soccer billionaire .
The 35-year-old Juventus star is the third athlete after Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather to hit the $1 billion earnings mark while still actively competing, according to Forbes.
Forbes via its Twitter handle said Ronaldo earned $105 million in the past year (2019), making him number 4 on the 2020 Forbes list.
Ronaldo raked in £85million last year from his wages and endorsement deals, pushing him into becoming a billionaire.
His capital for the past year was second only to tennis superstar, Roger Federer, in the athletic world and it made him the number one in the game of football.