Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram Rich List. Check top 10 here
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed person on Instagram, with over 308 million followers
- Ronaldo can command as much as $1.6 million for every sponsored post
- He replaced wrestler-turned actor Dwayne Johnson at the top spot this year
Superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is a marketing juggernaut and has made his way to the top of Instagram’s yearly rich list, which ranks celebritites who can charge the most for sponsored posts. Ronaldo can command as much as $1.6 million (£1.2 million) per post to endorse a product on the social media platform.
This is the first time that someone other than reality TV, film and music stars from the United States has topped the list which started in 2017.
Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has 308 million followers on Instagram.
Johnson, the star of Hollywood film franchise Fast and Furious, who has slipped to the second spot now, has 250 million followers and can command $1.52 million (£1 million). Pop star Ariana Grande is placed third on the list and can command $1.51 million per sponsored post.
Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, whose contract with Barcelona ended on July 1, is the only other sportsperson in the list’s top ten. Messi, with 224 million followers, is placed seventh on the list and can charge up to $1.1 million.
Others in the top 10 are: Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner
Following Messi, Brazil and Paris St-Germain forward Neymar is the next highest-placed athlete on the list coming in at the 16th spot.
The Instagram rich list is published every year by UK-based company Hopper HQ.