Ronaldo earns a Mega Moolah size jackpot every month at Juventus
Imagine you are a slot gamer playing the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot slot and then imagine you are lucky enough to trigger the Jackpot Bonus Game and then land the multi-million Mega prize.
For most players of the Mega Moolah slot, such a win would be a once in a lifetime event that would likely transform their life for the better forever. However, there are a select few people for whom receiving such large amounts of money happens a bit more regularly than once in a lifetime and one such example of this is the Portuguese football legend Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently completed a move from Spanish giants Real Madrid to Italian Serie A club Juventus, for a reported 88 million euros.
When you break down the details of that deal even further, then the amount of money that Juventus are prepared to spend on the ex-Real Madrid star, is truly staggering and dwarfs even the biggest of Mega Moolah jackpot wins.
Ronaldo's move to Juventus in facts and figures
Before we look over the eye-watering figures for Ronaldo's move to Juventus, we need to put his achievements in context and explain why Juventus were so happy to spend so much money on a player that is now 33 years old.
- Cristiano Ronaldo's career
Ronaldo first came to prominence when he came through the Sporting Lisbon B team and into their Portuguese Primeira Liga squad in the 2002-2003 season. That year, as a teenager, he played 31 games scoring five goals and in a friendly game with Manchester United, impressed the then United boss Sir Alex Ferguson enough for United to spend around £12.2 million on him.
He spent six years at Manchester United transforming himself from a talented if erratic winger into one of the world's best players and in his time at United he played 292 times for the club, scoring 118 goals in the process. By the 2008-09 season however, Ronaldo was attracting interest in Spain from one of the countries two super-clubs, Real Madrid, and they paid a then world record fee of £80 million to secure his services.
In his time at Madrid, he elevated himself to greatness and had a long-running battle with Barcelona's Lionel Messi with both vying for the title of best player in the world. Over the years Ronaldo scored goals with incredible regularity for the club, won several major honours including multiple Champions league trophies and before his move to Juventus this summer, he had played 438 games for Real Madrid in all competitions and scored an incredible 450 goals in that time.
In his career in total, Ronaldo has played 763 games, scoring 573 goals, not including the 154 games and 85 goals scored for his nation of Portugal. It's clear Juventus spent all that money not on signing a football player but securing the services of an absolute football legend.
And as we all know; football legends do not come cheap.
- Cristiano Ronaldo's reported financial deal to sign for Juventus
Everybody knows that Juventus paid around €88 million to sign Ronaldo from Real Madrid, but it is the details behind the headline transfer fee that is truly staggering. It is widely reported that Ronaldo will earn €120 million over the four years of his contract, equating to €30 million per year for each of those years.
The Daily Mirror broke down Ronaldo's wages as follows:
- €120m over four years
- €30m per year
- €2,500,000 a month
- €510,483 per week
- €72,925 per day
- €3,434 per hour
- €0.95 per second
The record jackpot holder for the Mega Moolah slot is Jon Heywood from the UK and he won a prize of over £13 million (€18 million) back in October 2015, that win was the world record win for an online slot. However, Cristiano will earn more than that within eight months of playing for Juventus. Furthermore, over the course of his four-year contract, he will earn over six and half times that amount.
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However, Ronaldo does lose out in that his earnings are subject to tax in Italy as income tax ranges from 23% to 43% depending on how much you earn. So the Portuguese star will face a hefty bill each month from the tax-man which will likely eat into at least half of his total salary, In contrast, Mega Moolah winners receive their cash, in the UK at least, as a tax-free lump sum.
However, this does not complete the story of Ronaldo's eye-watering earning power following his new transfer as we now need to take a look at how much the football superstar will earn in endorsement and sponsorship deals over his time at the club.
Forbes magazine reckoned that alongside his wages, Ronaldo would likely earn an additional €40 million in endorsement deals in 2018 and that he would likely earn similar amounts, or perhaps even more, throughout the remaining years of his contract. This amount essentially doubles the amount of money he earns in Italy.
Forbes listed Ronaldo as the world's best paid sportsman in 2016 and 2017, although he had dropped to third in the 2018, eclipsed by Floyd Mayweather (boxing) and rival Lionel Messi (following Messi signing a lucrative new contract with Barcelona).
This means that even paying tax at the highest rate, Ronaldo will be earning the equivalent of the average sized Mega Moolah win once every 40 days or so.
For mere mortals that do not possess an abundance of footballing talent and agility, the best way to enjoy some of the finer things in life may well be by striking lucky on a slot such as Mega Moolah!
With the Mega Moolah jackpot now above the £8 million mark and accelerating quickly as large numbers of players take their chances playing the slot, this is the time to give it a try. So why not enjoy a few spins today and who knows, maybe you can buy the luxury pad next to Cristiano somewhere in Turin sooner rather than later!
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