Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest-earning celebrity on Instagram

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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has continued to prove that he has all it takes to dominate the world of football and other aspects of life. He is currently the highest-earning celebrity on Instagram.

The 36-year-old Portuguese football icon topped the latest Instagram rich list for the first time since 2017, the year the ranking started. The United Kingdom-based company, Hopper HQ, which runs social media accounts on behalf of companies and individuals, is the publisher of the ranking.

Hopper HQ analyzed internal and publicly available data to reveal a list of the highest-paid celebrities and influencers on Instagram.

Some of the parameters the company used to arrive at their annual ranking include average engagement, how often they post, industry variables, and the number of followers.

Why Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram Rich List

Why Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram Rich List
Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed human being on Instagram. He currently has over 308 million followers on the social media platform.

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The 36-year-old Juventus forward who has won 5 Ballon d’Or, is seen as one of the most influential humans on earth. Recall that he recently made headlines when he removed two bottles of Coca-Cola at a press conference before Portugal’s Euro 2020 opener against Hungary. The action made the Soda-making company lose $4 billion in the value of its shares.

According to Hopper HQ, the estimated cost for an Instagram post by Ronaldo had increased by 54 percent. Currently, Ronaldo can charge advertisers $1.6 million per post on his Instagram account.

Aside from the Portuguese football icon, no sportsman is in the top five of the ranking. Cristiano Ronaldo is ahead of second-placed Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, a wrestler-turned-actor.

The American actor is the second most followed individual on Instagram behind Ronaldo. The Fast and Furious star has over 250 million Instagram followers.

Hence, he can charge $1.52 million per post. He is above pop star Ariana Grande who has 247 million followers and can charge $1.51 million per post.

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As for Lionel Messi, the career rival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentine football star is seventh on the list with 224 million followers. He can charge up to $1.1 million per post.

Below are the top 10 celebrities who can charge the most per Instagram post according to Hopper HQ

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo, 308m followers – just over $1.6m per post
  2. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 250m followers, $1.52m per post
  3. Ariana Grande, 247 million followers, $1.51m per post
  4. Kylie Jenner, 244 million followers, $1.49m per post
  5. Selena Gomez, 241 million followers – $1.46m per post
  6. Kim Kardashian, 232 million followers – $1.41m per post
  7. Lionel Messi, 224 million followers – $1.16m per post
  8. Beyonce Knowles, 189 million followers – $1.14m per post
  9. Justin Bieber, 180 million followers – $1.11m per post
  10. Kendall Jenner, 172 million followers -$1.05m per post
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