Ronaldo declared 20m euros in Swiss banks
Cristiano Ronaldo declared income of over 225 million euros in 2015, including 20 million euros held in 22 Swiss bank accounts, a Spanish newspaper reported yesterday as the Real Madrid star battles accusations of tax evasion. The Portuguese international earned 203.7 million euros outside of Spain and 23.5 million inside the country, according to a copy of his 2015 tax return obtained by daily newspaper El Mundo. The figures match the details of the player’s income published Thursday by the player’s management company Gestifute, which argued they show Ronaldo was in compliance with Spain’s tax authority. But El Mundo provided a more detailed breakdown of his finances. It said he had 20 million euros in Swiss banks-the vast majority, more than 17 million euros, in three accounts at Swiss private bank Mirabaud. The rest of his money in the country was held in 19 accounts in regional Swiss bank St. Galler Kantonalbank. The player had just 33,452 euros in five bank accounts in his native Portugal, the newspaper added.