Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram rich-list for 2021; Virat Kohli top-ranked Indian – See full list

Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram rich-list for 2021; Virat Kohli top-ranked Indian – See full list

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the top-ranked Indian in the list and also the 4th highest sportsperson in the global charts.

Cristiano Ronaldo might be 36 years old and in the twilight of his career but he still remains the most marketable celebrity on Instagram. The Portuguese footballer has topped the Instagram rich-list of all celebrities on the platform ahead of WWE superstar-turned-Hollywood actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

Ronaldo charges a whopping USD 1.604 million for a single sponsored Instagram post while The Rock isn't far behind at USD 1.523 million. Popstar Ariana Grande is the next on the list at USD 1.51 million.

In terms of sportspersons, Ronaldo's arch-rival Lionel Messi is second on the list but 7th in the overall charts. He charges USD 1.169 million per Instagram post. Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is the third sportsperson in the top 20, with a price of USD 824,000 per sponsored post.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the top-ranked Indian in the list and also the 4th highest sportsperson in the global charts.

Top 20 celebrities on Instagram rich-list:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $1.6m a post

  2. Dwayne Johnson – $1.52m

  3. Ariana Grande – $1.51m

  4. Kylie Jenner – $1.49m

  5. Selena Gomez – $1.46m

  6. Kim Kardashian – $1.41m

  7. Lionel Messi – $1.16m

  8. Beyoncé Knowles – $1.14m

  9. Justin Bieber – $1.1m

  10. Kendall Jenner – $1.05m

  11. Taylor Swift - $1.01m

  12. Jennifer Lopez - $0.988m

  13. Khloe Kardashian - $0.949m

  14. Niki Minaj - $0.874m

  15. Miley Cyrus - $0.838m

  16. Neymar Jr. - $0.824m

  17. Kourtney Kardashian - $0.785m

  18. Kevin Hart - $0.706m

  19. Virat Kohli - $0.680m

  20. Demi Lavato - $0.668m

Source: Hopper HQ

Ronaldo hardly manages to keep himself away from the news and although his team, Portugal, didn't go beyond the Round of 16, the superstar forward managed to make plenty of noise both on the field and off it.

Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram rich-list for 2021; Virat Kohli top-ranked Indian – See full list
Hurun Global Rich List 2021: Mukesh Ambani 8th richest in the world with Rs 6.09 lakh crore wealth

While Ronaldo is the top-scoring player in the competition so far with 5 strikes to his name, his gesture towards Coca-Cola in a Euro 2020 news conference had created plenty of stir in the world of brand marketing. Despite Ronaldo's act of snubbing Coke, brands have continued to put their faith in the 5-time Ballon d'Or winner.

“As Covid-19 continues to impact all our lives, it appears that Instagram is one of the few places not negatively impacted by the pandemic, and with people using the app more than ever before, some could say it was inevitable earnings would peak this year," said Mike Bandar, co-founder of Hopper HQ, the agency which collated the data of top Instagram earners.

“It was great to see Cristiano Ronaldo take the number one spot this year after steadily ranking within the top five throughout the list’s history.

“With the Euros this year and a few controversial marketing moves over the last couple of weeks, the football royalty’s presence has skyrocketed."

Ronaldo is the most followed sportsperson on Instagram, with a fanbase of over 300 million users. His total social media following goes beyond the 550 million mark.

No stories found.
Indians In Gulf
www.indiansingulf.in