New infographic reveals the massive gap between rich and poor as the world's leading football competition kicks off in Brazil.
LONDON, ENGLAND, June 14, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The average man or woman in Portugal could have to work for 2,205 years to earn Cristiano Ronaldo's gross annual income. A new infographic titled 'World Cup vs Life', developed by SportsBettingOnline.net and NeoMan Studios, showcases the earnings of some of the top stars competing in the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil compared to the average national income in their country.
Of all the global footballing stars set to grace this summer's World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list for gross annual income. The figure, which includes wages, winnings and endorsements, comes out at $44 million per year. With the average national income in Portugal at $19,949 it means Ronaldo can earn in only four hours what the average Portugal fan cheering him from the stands makes in a whole year.
When it comes to this summer's hosts, Brazil, their star name for the World Cup is Barcelona striker Neymar, who has a gross annual income of $20.5 million - which could be considered small by comparison to Ronaldo. The average Brazilian fan would have to work 2,344 years to earn what the Barcelona man makes in one year, while... (Click for full release)