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2019 Roundup: Football stars rule the Instagram wealth club

Updated : 2019-12-27 19:34:16

Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as the highest-paid athlete on Instagram, according to a study by analytics company HooperHQ. The four-time UEFA Champions League winner raked in more than twice what he earned from his contract with Juventus.49 sponsored Instagram posts in 2019 earned Ronaldo $47.8 million which is about $14.7 million more than he's paid by Juventus. Six-time Ballon d'Or winner, Lionel Messi's contract with Barcelona is worth $92 million. He made an additional $23.3 million from Instagram sponsorships, positioning him as the highest-paid soccer player in 2019. When it comes to celebrities from all walks of life, Ronaldo and Messi still lead the charts. They are followed by the American model and media personality, Kendall Jenner. A notable mention in the list is former football stars, David Beckham and Ronaldinho, who even after retirement, continue to rake in the moolah on Instagram. Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli has also managed to sneak in the top-11 list earning $196,000 per Instagram post.

#5 Colombian football star, James Rodriguez, has 95 million followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook combined.
#5 Colombian football star, James Rodriguez, has 95 million followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook combined.
#4 The former Brazilian football great has 103 million followers on FB, Twitter, and Instagram combined. In 2019, Ronaldinho earned $256,000 per Instagram post.
#4 The former Brazilian football great has 103 million followers on FB, Twitter, and Instagram combined. In 2019, Ronaldinho earned $256,000 per Instagram post.
#3 Lionel Messi is third on the list of most followers on the top-3 social media sites. Messi earned a whopping $648,000 per Instagram post in 2019.
#3 Lionel Messi is third on the list of most followers on the top-3 social media sites. Messi earned a whopping $648,000 per Instagram post in 2019.
#2 At the number two spot is PSG star, Neymar da Silva. The forward has 242 million followers on Instagram, FB, and Twitter and earned $722,000 per Instagram post.
#2 At the number two spot is PSG star, Neymar da Silva. The forward has 242 million followers on Instagram, FB, and Twitter and earned $722,000 per Instagram post.
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo is undisputedly the king of social media earnings. The Juventus star has 402 million followers on the top-3 social media platforms and earned a mammoth $975,000 per Instagram post this year.
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo is undisputedly the king of social media earnings. The Juventus star has 402 million followers on the top-3 social media platforms and earned a mammoth $975,000 per Instagram post this year.
Honourable mention #1: Americal supermodel Kendall Jenner is the third highest-earning celebrity on Instagram earning $15.9 million this year.
Honourable mention #1: Americal supermodel Kendall Jenner is the third highest-earning celebrity on Instagram earning $15.9 million this year.
Honourable Mention 2: Former England football captain, David Beckham sill has his fans intact. He was fourth on the list of overall Instagram earners and managed to make $10.7 million in 2019 from his posts.
Honourable Mention 2: Former England football captain, David Beckham sill has his fans intact. He was fourth on the list of overall Instagram earners and managed to make $10.7 million in 2019 from his posts.
Honourable Mention 3: India cricket captain, Virat Kohli was the 11th highest-earning celebrity on Instagram in 2019. He made $1.18 million on the social media platform this year.
Honourable Mention 3: India cricket captain, Virat Kohli was the 11th highest-earning celebrity on Instagram in 2019. He made $1.18 million on the social media platform this year.
Roundup: Here are the top-5 footballers in terms of social media following
Roundup: Here are the top-5 footballers in terms of social media following
Roundup: Here is the 2019 Instagram top earners' club.
Roundup: Here is the 2019 Instagram top earners' club.
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