Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged top on the sports Instagram rich list. He earns a whopping £780,000 for promoted posts on his IG page. Behind him is PSG’s front man Neymar with £580,000 and in third place is Barcelona’s finest Lionel Messi with 521,000.
The Superstar footballer and 5 time Ballon dor winner has a massive following of 173m on his Instagram, hence his command of an astronomical amount from just a single post.
Crristiano Ronaldo could earn nearly 50 per cent more than any other sports star on the planet. Although Lionel Messi is third place on the instagram’s rich, he isn’t as close to Christiano Ronaldo’s earnings. This fuels their long-running rivalry.
The Argentine star earns a cool £521,000 per post – nearly double that of fifth-placed David Beckham. He could pocket £287,000 each time he posts on Instagram – ahead of NBA superstar LeBron James (£219,000).
Despite joining Becks in retirement, Ronaldinho is also easily in the top, as he has the ability to earn £206,000 every time he shares an update with his 47m followers.
In the football-dominated list, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Luis Suarez join cricket icon Virat Kohli in the list.
But arguably the stand-out star on the list is seventh-placed Bale.
The Real Madrid star, 30, has hit the headlines in the past few days after Zinedine Zidane revealed his future at the Bernabeu was non-existent. Even if he does have to take a wage-hit to leave Real, at least he can fall back on his monster Insta-income.