Ronaldinho, who reportedly only had R100 to his name in 2020 and spent 171 days in jail last year, has seemingly turned his life around after making a whopping R14 million since leaving prison.
The FC Barcelona legend was arrested last year after he and his brother were caught with fake passports in Paraguay, with both also being investigated for alleged involvement in a money-laundering scheme.
However, things have changed for the 40-year-old since his arrest, according to El Pais. Ronaldinho was on the verge of declaring bankruptcy but has put his life back on track, it is claimed.
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El Pais state he has earned £710 000 (R14 million) since leaving jail after a series of good choices with advertising and sponsorship deals.
He was named honorary citizen of Belo Horizonte in Brazil and ventured into the music scene in the area.
He also launched his own wine and gin brands, while earning a significant amount from his involvement with FIFA 21 and Pro Evolution Soccer. He features as an unlockable player in both games and has his own team dubbed 'R10 Team' in FIFA 21.
This year, Ronaldinho is set to release a film about his playing career, as he announced on Instagram recently.
"A difficult stage is coming to an end, thank God. I have no words to thank you for all the care and support that I have received in recent months."
Ronaldinho had his most successful spell as player at Barca, scoring 94 goals and setting up another 71 in 207 appearances.
He lifted five trophies, including the UEFA Champions League with the Blaugrana, and also won the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Brazil.