The Money Man: Cristiano Ronaldo earns whopping £780,000 per post on Instagram
... Tops Instagram Sport Rich List for 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo beats Neymar and Lionel Messi to top of the Instagram sporting rich list by pocketing a whopping sum of £780,000 per post, according to Instagram analytics website, HopperHQ.
Ronaldo could also earn more than £780,000 per post and commands a staggering 173million follower on his Instagram account, 40 million more than in 2018.
The 34-year-old is a frequent poster on Instagram as he shares images of his lavish lifestyle and hugely successful footballing career.
The former Real Madrid playmaker earns nearly 50 per cent more than any other sports star on the planet, with Neymar sitting in second spot, cashing-in £580,000 per post.
And that has translated well into how much he can charge companies when it comes to using his account for promotional purposes.
The report shows brands would have to cough out a huge amount of £780,000 per post, over £200,000 more than what he was charging a year ago.
Neymar, Messi and David Beckham and NBA star LeBron James join Cristiano in the top five of the sporting list.
Posts on Neymar and Messi’s accounts worth £580,000 and £521,000 respectively.
It’s not just active footballers that make the list as Beckham and Ronaldinho still have plenty of interest any time they post something on social media.
Beckem rake up to £287,000 for showcasing something on his page while Ronaldinho can earn just over £200,000 for a sponsored post.
Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez are the remaining footballers to make up the list while India sensation Virat Kohli is the only cricketer to make the top 10.
The Portuguese superstar, who enjoyed lifting the first-ever UEFA Nations League and winning the Serie A title in his first season at Juventus, saw off his two biggest rivals in the game in a report based on how much a sponsored Instagram post could cost brands.
HopperHQ.com, an Instagram scheduling tool, analysed data to reveal a list of the highest paid celebrities and influencers on the social media platform. They looked at factors such as average engagement, how often they post and number of followers
Sport’s Instagram Rich List for 2019
Player Followers Earnings (£) per post
Cristiano Ronaldo 173m 784,000
Neymar 121m 580,000
Lionel Messi 123m 521,000
David Beckham 57m 287,000
LeBron James 50m 219,000
Ronaldinho 47m 206,000
Gareth Bale 40m 175,000
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 37m 161,000
Virat Kohli 36m 158,000
Luis Suarez 34m 148,000