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World Football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo breaks record as the most followed person on the internet

World Football icon, Cristiano Ronaldo has become the most followed person on the internet after achieving a record feat of 500 million followers on Instagram.

Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, hit the 500 million followers mark on the 21st of November, 2022 at a time he is set to represent Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The football scholar has made several exceptional landmarks since the start of his professional career in 2002.

According to Wikipedia, Cristiano Ronaldo was named the FIFA World Player of the year in 2008 and was also awarded the FIFA Balon D’or of 2008. Following his win in 2008, he went on to clinch the award in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

He has also won several individual awards including The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016 and 2017, multiple European Golden Shoe awards, Premier League Player of the Season, La Liga Best Player, Serie A Footballer of the Year among many others.

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Cristiano Ronaldo also holds several Guinness World records including being the top scorer in the history of men’s football with 807 goals. He is known for his generous donations to the less privileges as well as scholarship awards.

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In 2015, he was named the world’s most charitable sportsperson after donating £5 million to the relief effort after the earthquake in Nepal which killed over 8,000 people, per Wikipedia.

In 2021, Ronaldo also offered scholarship awards to 24 students to earn a degree at an Italian university known as eCampus University. In a statement made through his social media handle at that time, he asked young people not to give up on their dreams.

“Don’t give up on the dream of graduating! Take part in the selection for the 24 online scholarships that I am happy to offer you,” Ronaldo said.

The university offers more than 40 degree courses in different fields including engineering, psychology, law, economics, and arts.

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