The Real Madrid star is the first professional athlete to break the 200 million barrier.
The Russian president beat Merkel and Obama to claim the top prize.
Newsweek wasn't the first outlet to be fooled by the Popehat bloggers.
The King of Pop, Elvis Presley and Charles Schulz top the annual list of the afterlife's wealthiest bunch
"Drunk Female Guests Are the Gravest Threat to Fraternities," argued a soon-deleted column on Forbes.com.