Top 10: Things that would cost the same as Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo… Point made (Img: Jan SOLO)

Cristiano Ronaldo claims to be sad at Real Madrid, prompting our fair media to fall over themselves linking him with a £95m move to Manchester City. But what else, wondered Football Burp, can ninety-five million of Her Majesty’s pounds get you these days? As such we present you with ten recent examples of things that cost or amount to the same as Cristiano Ronaldo…

1. The total takings of a Sotheby’s auction including masterpieces by Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon, the highest totalling sale of contemporary art in Europe.

2. A possible EuroMillions jackpot that would be the world’s largest lottery pay-out.

3. The live TV rights to three hundred Football League matches.

4. An award from the National Institute for Health Research to support translational research at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Oxford.

5. Real-time data firm RunningBall.

6. Government grants into small firms expected to create at least 4,000 jobs and unlock around £500m of investment by SMEs.

7. Damages owed by BlackBerry manufacturer RIM over a patent dispute. (This was later vacated.)

8. Old Mutual Wealth Management today profits for the first half of 2012.

9. Two ‘care villages’ in Hampshire and one in Gloucestershire.

10. The amount the son of one of Asia’s richest property tycoons has been ordered to pay his ex-wife.

And, just for fun, here are some other things that total 95 million…

The expected population of Turkey by 2050.

The number of Americans that social media to shop, roughly 42% of the total population.

The number of low-skill workers who could be out of work by 2020.

Years ago that dinosaurs existed.

Brazil’s middle class, over half of the population.

The number of active feature phone users on Facebook.

The number of people in America that watched the O.J. Simpson trial.

Do you know of anything else that costs the same as Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly would? Have your say in the comments section below…