Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Neymar to become No.1 top earner on Instagram

Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Neymar to become No.1 top earner on Instagram

- Cristiano Ronaldo is the most-followed man on Instagram with his current number at 239 million

- The Portuguese footballer, who is also a model and celebrity, has attracted a huge fan base on the internet

- Reports say an average post of the Juventus striker is valued at $889,000 (about R14 million)

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed man on popular social site network Instagram with a follower base of 239 million and his average post earning him around $889,000 (about R14 million).

HopperHQ are claiming that with such earning per post, the Portuguese is way ahead of second placed Neymar who earns $704,000 (R11 million).

Arch rival and Argentina’s Lionel Messi is third while football celebrity and England legend David Beckham as well as LeBron James make up the top five.

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Despite his lack of regular football in recent years, Tottenham star managed to make the top 10. Africa has just one man on the list and it is Egypt’s Mohamed Salah who is number ten.

Check out the full list of athletes below.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) - $889,000 per post

2. Neymar (Football) - $704,000 per post

3. Lionel Messi (Football) - $695,000 per post

4. David Beckham (Football) - $339,000 per post

5. LeBron James (Basketball) - $307,000 per post

Cristiano Ronaldo ahead Neymar to become No.1 on sports Instagram rich list
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed man on Instagram. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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6. Virat Kohli (Cricket) - $296,000 per post

7. Ronaldinho (Football) - $238,000 per post

8. Gareth Bale (Football) - $200,000 per post

9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Football) - $200,000 per post

10. Mohamed Salah (Football) - $180,000 per post

11. Luis Suarez (Football) - $176,000 per post

12. Conor McGregor (MMA) - $170,000 per post

13. Stephen Curry (Basketball) - $142,000 per post

14. Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) - $108,800 per post

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15. Sergio Aguero (Football) - $63,500 per post

16. Ronda Rousey (MMA) - $60,300 per post

17. Serena Williams (Tennis) - $57,300 per post

18. Kevin De Bruyne (Football) - $51,600 per post

19. Simone Biles (Gymnastics) - $17,800 per post

20. Kelly Slater (Surfing) - $12,500 per post

21. Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding) - $10,200 per post

22. Max Holloway (MMA) - $9,700 per post

23. Lindsey Vonn (Skiing) - $9,300 per post

24. Shaun White (Snowboarding) - $6,600 per post

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Brazilian football star Neymar tops the list of highest-paid individuals in boot deal in the world.

This is an incredible record and achievement for the former Barcelona star who is topping his former teammate Lionel Messi and also Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.

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