Ronaldinho is a Brazilian professional football player and club ambassador for FC Barcelona.
His estimated net worth is around 90$ million.
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was born on March 21, 1980 in Porto Alegro, Brazil. Ronaldo grew up with one older brother Ricardo and a sister Deisi. His father was a shipyard worker, while his mother was a saleswoman, but studied to become a nurse.
His father suffered from a heart attack when Ronaldo was only eight years old and the family was left with very little income. His older brother was also a football player, and when he signed a contract with a club in Guaruja, the family had to move there.
His brother’s career ended when he suffered from a serious injury. Ronaldo never played football before, but at the age of eight he started to play with his friends and in school. He was soon named Ronaldinho, which actually a diminutive nickname because he was usually the smallest and youngest on the team.
His talent soon started to emerge and during one game, when he was only 13, the media recorder his amazing 23 goals against a local football team. His first encounter with professional or team football was in the Gremio youth squad, and from then the rest is history.
Professional football career
Ronaldinho signed his first professional contract with Paris Saint-Germain for astonishing 5$ million. He was only 21 years old at the time and was already worth several millions. In 2003 he transferred to Barcelona and later to Milan, Flamengo, Atletico Mineiro, Querétaro and most recently to Fluminense in 2015.
The media and fans went wild for this amazingly talented football player and his popularity was at its peak during the 2000’s. Ronaldo was and still is sponsored by many famous brands and companies. Some of them are Pepsi, EA Sports, Danone, Gatorade and Nike.
He often appeared on commercials and TV interviews all around the globe. His character and voice was used in several video games from the FIFA series, from 2004 to 2009. In 2007 a wax statue of Ronaldinho was revealed at the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong and he has also an official role as the UNICEF ambassador.
Even though he is not at the peak of his popularity like he used to be, his fans stayed loyal to him. In 2015 he was the sixth most popular athlete on Facebook with 31 million Facebook fans.
It is to be expected that with net worth of 90$ million, Ronaldo will have some luxury cars in front of his mansion. He owns a Hummer2, Mercedes-Benz E-class and Audi Q7. This athlete doesn’t have to travel via airline companies because he owns his own private jet with special luxury equipment.
Ronaldinho had a son with dancer Janaina Mendes. Their son Joao was named after Ronaldo’s late father and Ronaldo still keeps a tight relationship with his family. His older brother, Ricardo, is his manager and sister Deisi is his PR manager.
He is still single and he often states in interviews that the media pressure is guilty for that. Ronaldo likes his single life and is not planning to get married very soon.
This talented football player is now considered as one of the greatest football players of all time and his amazing contribution to the world of football is appreciated around the globe. There is probably no place on earth where the name Ronaldinho is unknown, so it is no wonder his talent was rewarded with his fans endless devotion.
Full Name: Ronaldo de Assis Moreira
Date of Birth: March 21, 1980
Birth Place: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Age: 37 years
Profession: professional football player
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 80 kg
Net worth: 90$ million