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

Cristiano Ronaldo tops sports' Instagram rich list with an eye-watering figure
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the king of Instagram with the most followers and an eye-watering paycheck that not even the likes of Lionel Messi can rival.

Instagram has become a huge presence in the sporting world, with Ronaldo sitting on top as the world’s most-followed user on 239 million followers.

Being on top of this list has many perks, including an incredible fee of $889,000 for every post he makes, according to HopperHQ. The Instagram marketing firm estimates Cristiano makes $185,000 more than Neymar per post and $194,000 more than Messi.

On the upside for Neymar and Messi, they made the first three of Instagram’s sports rich list. David Beckham and NBA star LeBron James joined them in the top-five.

Check out the top 24 list of the best paid athletes on Instagram here.

1.Cristiano RonaldoFootball$889,000
3.Lionel MessiFootball$695,000
4.David BeckhamFootball$339,000
5.LeBron JamesBasketball$307,000
6.Virat KohliCricket$296,000
8.Gareth BaleFootball$200,000
9.Zlatan IbrahimovicFootball$200,000
10.Mohamed SalahFootball$180,000
11.Luis SuarezFootball$176,000
12.Conor McGregorMMA$170,000
13.Stephen CurryBasketball$142,000
14.Floyd MayweatherBoxing$108,800
15.Sergio AgueroFootball$63,500
16.Ronda RouseyMMA$60,300
17.Serena WilliamsTennis$57,300
18.Kevin De BruyneFootball$51,600
19.Simone BilesGymnastics$17,800
20.Kelly SlaterSurfing$125,000
21.Ryan ShecklerSkateboarding$10,200
22.Max HollowayMMA$9,700
23.Lindsey VonnSkiing$9,300
24.Shaun WhiteSnowboarding$6,600