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Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram rich list with an eye-watering figure

Cristiano Ronaldo, Dwayne Johnson, Lionel Messi
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Another accolade has come Cristiano Ronaldo’s way as the Juventus ace tops the Instagram rich list of celebrities for the first time.

Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the Instagram rich list of celebrities for the first time since the list began in 2017.

The 36-year-old recently became the first person to reach 300 million followers on the social media platform and has proved his might yet again by topping a list of the best-paid celebrities in 2021.

According to Hopper HQ, Ronaldo earns around $1.6 million per post on Instagram. The social media marketing firm states he makes around $81,000 more than wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, aka ‘The Rock’, who sits second on the list.

Lionel Messi, meanwhile, sits seventh on the list as the next best-paid athlete on Instagram after Ronaldo. The Argentine, who became a free agent on Wednesday, earns $435,000 less than CR7 per post.

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the only other footballer to make the top 20 list on $824,000 per post.

Top 20 best-paid celebrities on Instagram per post

PosNameNicheCost per post
1Cristiano RonaldoSport$1.6m
2Dwayne JohnsonCelebrity$1.52m
3Ariana GrandeCelebrity$1.51m
4Kylie JennerCelebrity$1.49m
5Selena GomezCelebrity$1.46m
6Kim KardashianCelebrity$1.41m
7Lionel MessiSport$1.16m
8Beyonce KnowlesCelebrity$1.14m
9Justin BieberCelebrity$1.11m
10Kendall JennerCelebrity$1.05m
11Taylor SwiftCelebrity$1.01m
12Jennifer LopezCelebrity$988k
13Khloe KardashianCelebrity$949k
14Nicki MinajCelebrity$874k
15Miley CyrusCelebrity$838k
17Kourtney KardashianCelebrity$785k
18Kevin HartCelebrity$706k
19Virat KohilSport$680k
20Demi LovatoCelebrity$668k

The data used by Hopper HQ to draw up this list takes into account factors such as average engagement, amount of posts created, number of followers, and the industry the user is in.