Portugal and Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has always been on the headlines because of his game and his influence over the sport but now he has topped Instagram’s rich list. According to Hopper HQ, the 36-year-old player reportedly earns $1.6m (£1.2m) per post on his Instagram account and has 308 million Instagram followers.
Meanwhile, Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli has a huge fan following in India and other countries. The player finds himself on the 19th position on the top 20 list and earns a hefty amount of $680K per post.
Barcelona and Argentina captain Lionel Messi whose contract at Barcelona recently expired is on the 7th number on this list. Messi has 224 million followers and earns $1.1m (£798,011) per post. The 34-year-old is expected to sign a new contract with the club soon and Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta is confident that the player will stay at the club.
This list also features many top celebrities around the world like former WWE wrestler and actor Dwayne Johnson, Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber.
Brazil and PSG winger Neymar Jr is also placed in 16th position as he earns $824,000 per post. Neymar is currently the most expensive footballer on the planet as the French giants bought the player for €222 million from FC Barcelona.
Mike Bandar, co-founder of Hopper HQ revealed that, “As Covid-19 continues to impact all our lives, it appears that Instagram is one of the few places not negatively impacted by the pandemic, and with people using the app more than ever before, some could say it was inevitable earnings would peak this year.”
He also added that he’s delighted to see Cristiano Ronaldo on top of the list. Mike also said that football’s presence has skyrocketed after the few controversial marketing moves done by the players at Euro 2020.
Top 10 celebrities who charge the most per Instagram post:
- Cristiano Ronaldo, 308m followers – just over $1.6m per post
- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 250m followers, $1.52m per post
- Ariana Grande, 247 million followers, $1.51m per post
- Kylie Jenner, 244 million followers, $1.49m per post
- Selena Gomez, 241 million followers – $1.46m per post
- Kim Kardashian, 232 million followers – $1.41m per post
- Lionel Messi, 224 million followers – $1.16m per post
- Beyonce Knowles, 189 million followers – $1.14m per post
- Justin Bieber, 180 million followers – $1.11m per post
- Kendall Jenner, 172 million followers -$1.05m per post