When Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid and took on a new challenge in Italy with Juventus, the five-time Ballon d’or / Best FIFA men’s player winner received a significant pay cut. Despite this, he is still among the best paid athletes on the planet and received about $ 34 million a year. The great thing, though, is that Ronaldo actually makes more money on paid Instagram posts than from playing football at Juventus. That’s according to a Buzz Bingo ranking of the world’s highest revenue on the platform.
Ronaldo’s revenue capability is as extraordinary as his footballing skills and he earns an estimated $ 47.8 million a year from paid Instagram posts. Second-placed Lionel Messi does less than half of that, but the Argentine football star still pulls in an impressive $ 23.3 million from Instagram posts each year. Third place goes to Kendall Jenner, who received just under $ 16 million annually from the platform. Interestingly, if you want to be among the top ten influencers on Instagram, you generally have to be a football player or a member of the Jenner / Kardashian clan. However, there is one exception and Selena Gomez is in sixth place.
Ronaldo has about 187 million followers on Instagram and because of his huge reach, companies are willing to fork over huge sums of money for a piece of the action. The Portuguese player has worked with Clear Haircare and Nike Football over the years and he received an estimated $ 975,000 for each paid item in his account. A paid post on Lionel Messi’s Instagram account averages $ 648,000 while Kendall Jenner’s would put back a company worth about $ 611,000.
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