Famous football star, Cristiano Ronaldo has set out on another business venture channelled towards what he knows how to do best – sports.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner was present and full of excitement at the launch of his new ‘CR7 Crunch Fitness’ gym in the Cuidad Lineal district of Madrid with few demonstrations and tips as to how to obtain six-pack abs.
Speaking at his media conference during the gym’s grand opening, Ronaldo reveals his training routine has been exaggerated a little. In the English translation, the Portuguese said:
“It’s not true that I do 3,000 sit-ups every day. I usually train 4 or 5 times a week with 200 or 300 sit-ups. It’s not good to do too much because you can have problems with low back pain.”
His girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez was also tailed at the event. She was spotted watching on from the front row along the audience as Ronaldo spoke to reporters.
Ronaldo also chatted with the audience as he used a band stretched between his ankle alongside two trainers.
Although he is clearly focused on his post-football career with a number of money-making schemes, the 32-year-old surely has a few years left at the top of his game – at least until 2021.
The Real Madrid striker has featured 33 times for the Spanish club in all competitions this season, scoring 26 goals along the way, which places the club on top of La Liga, boosted by their win and Barcelona’s defeat last weekend.
Recall that the athlete cum businessman and investor launched his new five-star rated hotel ‘Pestana CR7’ in the middle of last year, located in his native home – Funchal Madeira, Portugal as well as in downtown Lisbon. The hotel is also located in Madrid, Spain and New York.
This latest investment in the fitness industry shows the top earning footballer knows how to channel his money to more money fishing ventures.
Ronaldo is current known as the world’s highest and fast earning sportsman. It was confirmed by the Expert Market UK, that the Portuguese captain earns £1 million faster than any other athlete on the planet.
A breakdown study released by the firm showed that based on a normal 9am – 5pm working day, Ronaldo would need just 45 hours or a total of 5.96 working days to earn such a huge amount of money. Play in the field is not only his source of revenue, other endorsements such as advertisements, modelling for a brand – from fashion, to sports and technology and hospitality.
His business interests has further escalated to the fashion industry (leather shoes and wears), perfume, technology (mobile video soccer game).