Neymar And Ronaldo Are The Two Most Business Savvy Players In The Game
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Are you a Neymar fan? Are you an even bigger Cristiano Ronaldo fan? Is it your dream to get something signed by your favorite star? Well, it can certainly happen...for a price. The Spanish newspaper El Confidential revealed that Neymar and Ronaldo recently signed several stickers for their fans. But did you know they are making a small fortune on every single autograph they sign?
Neymar reportedly paired up and agreed on a deal with Panini America, a sticker company located in Texas. The Barcelona striker charged the American company $83 per autograph. The company approved to deliver 600 stickers, which Neymar signed, for a cost of $50,000.
Cristiano Ronaldo took note and outshined the Barcelona forward by signing 1,000 trading cards — as well as four collector's editions for $176 per card.
— Forbes (@Forbes) December 7, 2016
This past year, Neymar signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona. According to ESPNFC, Neymar is set to make €200m for the first year of his contract, €222m for the second year and ultimately €250m for the remaining three years.
According to Forbes, Ronaldo leads the list of the world's highest paid athletes. He was named number one after earning a total of $88 million, including salary bonuses of $56 million.