- 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)
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.
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
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
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, Briefly.co.za 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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