Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the richest sports star on social media. The Portuguese sensation earns nearly $1.25 million for everyone of his Instagram posts. It is not a surprise at all that Ronaldo is on top of the sports social media rich list, considering he is the most followed person on Instagram. The Juventus striker was the most followed person on the planet and he recently earned the milestone of 500 Million followers across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
According to Bonus Finder, the former Real Madrid star earns $1,247,157.70 per post on his Instagram account. This means that if Cristiano Ronaldo posts once a week, he could actually earn more than his reported wage of $34 million per year. This is an extraordinary fact.
Ronaldo is not the only footballer in the list. In fact, the list is dominated by football players.
Below is the list of the top 20 people on the sports social media rich list:
|1.||Cristiano Ronaldo||$1,247,157 per post|
|2.||Lionel Messi||$873,495 per post|
|3.||Neymar Jr.||$703,649 per post|
|4.||LeBron James||$379,485 per post|
|5.||David Beckham||$316,399 per post|
|6.||James Rodríguez||$226,138 per post|
|7.||Kylian Mbappe||$225,167 per post|
|8.||Zlatan Ibrahimovic||$225,167 per post|
|9.||Marcelo||$224,197 per post|
|10.||Gareth Bale||$212,065 per post|
|11.||Sergio Ramos||$208,183.13 per post|
|12.||Paul Pogba||$208,183.13 per post|
|13.||Paulo Dybala||$198,477.63 per post|
|14.||Luis Suarez||$191,198.50 per post|
|15.||Karim Benzema||$180,037.17 per post|
|16.||Andres Iniesta||$173,728.58 per post|
|17.||Steph Curry||$157,714.50 per post|
|18.||Antoine Griezmann||$154,802.85 per post|
|19.||Dani Alves||$153,832.30 per post|
|20.||Zinedine Zidane||$134,906.56 per post|
Footballers have dominated the list and filled up 18 out of the 20 top spots. This just goes on to show the popularity and dominance of the sport.