Cristiano Ronaldo, possibly the greatest football player and athlete on the earth has once again proved he is better than all the rest and beat out competition from Lionel Messi, the Jenner sisters, and Neymar to be crowned Instagram’s highest earner.
According to a Buzz Bingo study, the superstar athlete — fresh from scoring his 700th career goal on the other week — claimed the number one spot by raking in whopping $47.8 million. Absurdly, that would mean his Instagram earnings are more lucrative than his actual playing contract at Juventus.
The Buzz Bingo study states Ronaldo made 34 sponsored posts on Instagram over the past year, which saw him clear a tidy $1.4 million per post. Ronaldo’s rival on the football pitch, Messi, however earned “only” $23.3 million by comparison, while Neymar and our eternal favourite David Beckham banked $7.2 million and $10.7 million, respectively.
Elsewhere, Miss Kendall Jenner placed third on the list with an Instagram fortune of $15.9 million, meaning she ranked ahead of her eighth-placed sibling Kylie, who posted $3.8 million and old sister Khloe Kardashian who only made $1.2M.
Check out the full top 10 list below.
The top 10 Instagram earners
1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $47.8 million
2. Lionel Messi – $23.3 million
3. Kendall Jenner – $15.9 million
4. David Beckham – $10.7 million
5. Selena Gomez – $8 million
6. Neymar Jr. – $7.2 million
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $4 million
8. Kylie Jenner – $3.8 million
9. Ronaldinho – $2.6 million
10. Khloe Kardashian – $1.2 million