Cristiano Ronaldo Emerges Instagram’s Top Earner, Earns More Than Playing For Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo Emerges Instagram’s Top Earner, Earns More Than Playing For Juve

Cristiano Ronaldo is Instagram's top earner after raking in £14million More from his posts than he does playing for Juventus.

According to a new report from Buzz Bingo, the Portuguese superstar has retained his crown as the social media site's highest earner.

The 35-year-old, who also has the most followers on Instagram at 222m, raked in £41.7m from 43 sponsored posts in the past 12 months.

In comparison, Ronaldo was making £27.3m from his salary at Juventus, before any coronavirus-related pay cuts.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner saw an increase of £3.5m from his Instagram earnings in 2019 by pocketing an average £971,000 per sponsored post.

Ronaldo's longstanding rival Lionel Messi was beaten into second spot after his sponsored posts collected a total of £25.2m, or £631,000 every time he made one.

Model Kendall Jenner was the higher female Insta earner on the planet in 2020, banking a total of £21.2m over the year – despite charging less than HALF each sponsored post than her reality star sister Kylie.

Cristiano Ronaldo Instagrams Top Earner

India's national cricket team captain Virat Kohli, who charges a comparatively low £232,000, made the top five.

David Beckham was once again the highest-paid British star on the rich list for his posts to his 63m followers.

Neymar is the fifth-highest sportsman after netting £6.7m from the social media site this year with a reported average of £617,000 per paid post.

Interestingly Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has the second most sponsored posts of all celebrities at 47, four above Ronaldo.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba is ninth on Instagram's highest-earning athletes.

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Pogba finish just above former Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago