Khabib Nurmagomedov or Cristiano Ronaldo? Who Has a Better Net Worth?

Published 11/25/2021, 7:34 AM EST


Khabib Nurmagomedov and Cristiano Ronaldo are both top athletes in their respective sports. Many consider ‘The Eagle’ to be the greatest of all-time in UFC because of his undefeated record. The same goes for Ronaldo in football.

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As a result of being extremely famous and the best at their sport, hefty paychecks are expected. After all, Khabib and Ronaldo have inspired millions of people all over the world.

 

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The Portuguese soccer player surely earns well. As a consequence, he enjoys a lavish lifestyle too. On the other hand, Khabib seems to like a more low-key lifestyle. However, he has been one of the highest-earning UFC fighters. The former lightweight champion’s fight has some of the largest PPV buys. Unfortunately, the Dagestani fighter has retired. But he can be seen training with his teammates.

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Interestingly, Khabib loves football and even had the opportunity to meet Ronaldo in person. They share a great bond and have mutual respect for each other. This makes fans wonder about which established athlete earns higher. Hence, let’s have a look at their net worth.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo richer than Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Forbes revealed that Ronaldo ranked at number 3 on the list of ‘The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes Ranking’ for 2021. Conor McGregor occupied first place, and Lionel Messi secured the second position on the list.

As of 2021, Ronaldo is reported to have a net worth of a staggering $120 million. Soccer is not his only source of income. He has great lucrative sponsorship deals with brands like DAZN, MTG, Unilever, and many other brands. He is the most sought-after athlete and has a massive following. Ronaldo also has his own successful brand named ‘CR7’which deals with hotels, gyms, clothing, and accessories.

Khabib too enjoys his fair share of endorsements with Gorilla Energy, Toyota, Reebok, and SalamPay. However, his main source of earnings was from his fights. After retiring, earnings from UFC would have stopped. However, it doesn’t seem to have affected his lifestyle much because his net worth in 2021 is reportedly a whopping $40 million.

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Apart from several sponsorships, Khabib also coaches fighters like Islam Makhachev and Umar Nurmagomedov. He is actively involved in their training and also attends their fights. Hence, fans get to see him regularly at UFC events. In an interview, Makhachev had mentioned that Khabib does not charge money for coaching them and, in fact, pays for their stuff. A coach with a golden heart indeed!

To conclude, Cristiano Ronaldo is definitely richer than Khabib Nurmagomedov. While there is quite a huge difference in their net worth, both athletes are considered trailblazers in their sport. Both icons have achieved what many people can only dream of.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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