Cristiano Ronaldo Is Instagram’s Highest-Paid Star Overtaking Lionel Messi, Kylie Jenner, Others

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Al Nassr forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid star on Instagram.

Ronaldo now earns a whooping £1.87 million per sponsorsed post on the platform.

He has usurped American socialite Kylie Jenner, who rakes in £1.47 million per post on Instagram.

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Kylie Jenner is now the second highest paid star on Instagram

The 38-year-old frequently promotes massive brands on Instagram, brands such as sports website LiveScore, cryptocurrency exchange brand Binance and Therabody, a physical wellness brand.

The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner has an account with a monstrous 597 million followers on Instagram, while Kylie Jenner has 397 million followers.

Cristiano Ronaldo has experienced an upward growth on Instagram in recent years, as he was placed third on the 2022 Instagram Rich List.

Then, the Portuguese star was earning about £755,000 for every sponsored post on the platform.

What brands does the second highest-paid Instagram star promote?

Kylie Jenner has many brands which she also promotes, including Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Swim.

The 25-year-old also works with brands such as luxury French fashion brand named Jean Paul Gaultier.

Cristiano Ronaldo is still bossing the game at 38

The Instagram Rich List, where Ronaldo was ranked first in 2022 was prepared by HopperHQ.

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This list focuses on how much each user of the platform can charge for a single post made on Instagram.

Hopper HQ analysis data, in addition to regular engagements, how frequent they post, industry divergence and the amount of followers each of the stars have.

In third place, Argentine star Lionel Messi made an appearance, as he earns £1.38 million for every post on Instagram.

Behind Messi are Selena Gomez and Dwayne Johnson in fourth and fifth respectively.

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Selena Gomez is ranked 4th on the list of highest paid stars on Instagram

Selena makes £1.3 million for every Instagram post, while Dwayne earns £1.33 million.

Kim Kardashian is also on the list of Instagram highest-paid stars

American media personality Kim Kardashian, who was present at the DRV PNK Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Of America for Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami debut against Cruz Azul is also in the top 10.

Kim makes £1.31 per post on Instagram, while her sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner are placed ninth and tenth respectively.

American musician Ariana Grande also made the top 10 in seventh position, not far away from Kim Kardashian and she earns £1.3 million for every post.

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Another music icon, Beyonce makes £1.08 million for every post and brands she promotes on Instagram.

Ronaldo being place number one on this list another feather added to his massive hat after he was named the world’s best-paid athlete by Forbes earlier in May.

The 38-year-old earns in 2023 a staggering sum of £109 million for doing his work.

Ronaldo is also at the top of Forbes’ athlete rich list

Cristiano Ronaldo made a £175 million transfer to Saudi Arabia in January, 2023 and the enticing contract given to him pushed him to the summit of Forbes’ athlete rich list.

This is the third time he will be sitting at the summit of the salary standing and his £109 million wage is the highest in the history of football.

Reports indicate that about £37 million of that income has come on the pitch of play, which Forbes express “blends together his two contracts for this season and accounts for his brief unemployment”.

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Meanwhile, about twice that amount has apparently come from off-field endorsements.

Based on what we gathered, just three players have smashed his off-field cumulatively yearly earning of £72 millions. 

Those players are notably tennis great Roger Federer, Golfer Tiger Woods and MMA fighter Conor McGregor.

Anyway, following Ronaldo’s acrimonious departure from Manchester United and his subsequent arrival to Al Nassr, the Knights of Najd reportedly sold £1.2 million shirt in the first 24 hours of the Portugal International’s arrival.

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Lionel Messi had a phenomenal debut for Inter Miami against Cruz Azul

Lionel Messi recent move to MLS side Inter Miami, has also generated lots of buzz and it has smashed the numbers hit by Cristiano Ronaldo.

2.6 million shirts were sold in the first 24 hours of the Argentine’s arrival to the American side.

The Argentine also scored a delightful free kick on his debut for Inter Miami, deciding the affair involving his side and Cruz Azul.

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