Ronaldo is worth more than the salaries of 5,291,370 Eritreans
If Eritrea is brazen enough to bid for Ronaldo, they will have to virtually cede the total market value of all consumer goods and services produced annually to be able to afford his buyout clause of 1,000,000,000 euros. There are 30 countries with annual GDP’s less than CR’s value which include Bhutan, Guyana, Liberia, Burundi, BVI, and all of the Pacific atoll.
Man Utd might have cunning plans to annex booming Gibraltar to get back Ronaldo in the next six years but it still would not do. Which makes it, ahem, less rock like.
A year ago, Mark Zuckerburg of Facebook could have sold off all his shares to get Ronaldo. This year, FB’s CEO would have to raise his personal wealth three fold. How about those football moghuls? Roman Abramovich would probably end his pursuit of Pirlo or Ribery with another 15% drop in his net worth. Alisher Usmanov with his designs on Arsenal would be rendered penniless.
Ronaldo’s price would cut off the Taliban insurgency and bankrupt Afghanistan’s most potent export. Only for a year. But it might be enough for the US forces to gain the upper hand.
How would Ronaldo’s buyout impact Real and Spain?
Real would have had to let go their last 66 signings to be able to afford their own buy out clause.
Spain’s air travelers could face problems. Air Comet would have to sell of its entire Airbus fleet of 12 planes, ground its flight operations to Europe, Latin, and South America, and would still be unable to land Ronaldo.
Ronaldo’s 1 billion euros would provide approximately 40,000 Spanish jobs resulting in a 1% drop in the 17.4% unemployment rate.