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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

 

Anthony Nlebem

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