Cristiano Ronaldo takes crown as highest paid Instagram star
The Anti-Coke King is also the king of Instagram capitalism.
The Instagram rich list, which ranks how much a person can get from a single post, has revealed which celebrities earn the most for hitting the post button. Cristiano Ronaldo batters the competition, pulling in a huge amount per post. The irony of this is that early in June, Ronaldo removed bottles of Coca-Cola from the press conference table. This was due to health reasons, but he was quickly pegged as the face of anti-capitalism.
The list is put together yearly by Hopper, whose software monitors Instagram analytics. They released a list of the highest-paid celebs, and most of them are not surprising. The majority of the Kardashian clan are on there, though shockingly, they are not the most paid.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 308m followers, who are predominantly made up of footie fans and thirsty mums, are part of the reason he manages to earn such a whopping $1.6m per post. The 36-year-old football star had appeared on the list before, as, in 2020, he was slated to earn $889,000 per post.
Other people on the list are obvious choices. The Kardashians are littered across the rankings, with the most notable being Kylie Jenner. Another football star, Lionel Messi, also sits at rank seven. Music artists also dominate the list, with Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez both in the top five. There are actually three musicians in the top five if you consider The Rock's "Your welcome" a musical masterpiece- which of course, you should.
The list also ranked influencers Charlie and Dixie D'amelio, Addison Rae, and Lele Pons as the highest-earning through Instagram. The list currently ranks 368, with many of our favourite celebrities ranking somewhere on there.
The rest of the list is as follows:
- Ronaldo- $1.6m
- The Rock- $1.52m
- Ariana Grande- $1.51m
- Kylie Jenner- $1.49m
- Selena Gomez- $1.46m
- Kim Kardashian- $1.41m
- Lionel Messi- $1.16m
- Beyonce- $1.41m
- Justin Bieber- $1.12m
- Kendall Jenner- $1. 05m