After being crowned the world's highest-earning athlete by Forbes earlier this year, football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo now boasts of the title of the world's fastest-earning sportsperson.
According to the Expert Market UK, the Portuguese captain earns 1 million pounds faster than any other sportsman on the planet. The figures released by the firm breaks down sportspersons' earnings based on the Forbes rich list and place them into context with the average 9-5 job of any working professional.
The study shows that based on a normal 9-5 working day, Ronaldo would need a mere 45 hours or a total of 5.68 working days to earn the astronomical figure of 1 million pounds.
On the other hand, Ronaldo's arch-rival Lionel Messi is not too far behind either. Ranked second in the list, the Barcelona talisman takes just 5.96 days to reach the million-pound mark.
The two footballing greats are way ahead of the other sports stars. American football quarterback Joe Flacco is third on the list. The Baltimore Ravens star is surprisingly ahead of some other famous names like Lewis Hamilton and Floyd Mayweather.
After the top 3, the list becomes more varied with Formula one drivers Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel at 4th and 5th followed by American football star Eli Manning and professional boxer Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.
Famous baseball player Ryan Howard takes the eighth position, followed by Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale who is the only other footballer in the top 10. The top 10 list is rounded off by Basketball legend and superstar Lebron James.
Other famous names include Wayne Rooney at 13th, Eden Hazard at 17th and Sergio Aguero at 18th, while UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is the fastest woman to £1 million narrowly beating out Tennis star Serena Williams. Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal do not feature anywhere close to the top 10, with the Swiss maestro taking 40.78 days while Nadal takes 57.84 days to earn the same amount.
However, the study shows that top sports stars definitely earn a lot more than any other profession with even CEOs of companies taking around 8 years on an average to earn £1 million.
Here's the list of world's top 10 fastest-earning sportspersons:
Expert Market UK