Ronaldinho still has bigger net worth than Benzema and Dybala despite jail time

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho still boasts a higher net worth than Karim Benzema, Paulo Dybala and Kevin De Bruyne despite spending time in jail.

The former Barcelona playmaker spent 32 days in prison in Paraguay last year after being arrested upon entering the country on suspicion of using a fake passport.

Despite this, though, he still has an estimated net worth of $90million (£67.2m) thanks to his career earnings and a number of high paying brand endorsement deals.

This is higher than that of current stars Benzema, Dybala and De Bruyne, who are estimated to be worth $70million (£52m), $40million (£30m) and $60million (£45m) respectively.

Ronaldinho was arrested at an airport in Paraguay back in March 2020 before spending just over a month behind bars in the South American nation.

The 41-year-old was taken into custody along with his brother Roberto and while in prison he took part in an exhibition futsal match.

His impressive net worth is boosted by his career earnings as he played for some of Europe's biggest clubs as well as via a number of lucrative endorsement deals.

Ronaldinho is reported to have been earning around $10million-per-season while playing for Barcelona between 2003 and 2008.

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During his time with the club he won the Ballon d'Or in 2005 and also lifted two league titles as well as the Champions League.

He won another league title after moving to Italian giants AC Milan in 2008 and is understood to have been earning $9million-per-season in his three years with the club.

Since retiring in early 2018, Ronaldinho has been continued to earn large sums through a number of endorsement partnerships which include most notably deals with Nike and EA Sports.

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His career earnings have allowed him to maintain a luxurious lifestyle and he owns a collection of dozens of luxury cars.

Ronaldinho has also built an impressive property portfolio made up of six different houses dotted around the world, including in Greece, Brazil, Spain, Italy and the USA.

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