Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed celebrity on Instagram with over 240 million followers. He is the top Instagram earner with around an average of $889,000 (about N341million) per post.
Neymar is in second place and earns $704,000 (about N270million).
Arch rival and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is third while football celebrity David Beckham, as well as LeBron James, make fourth and fifth respectively.
One ex Madrid star Gareth Bale made the top ten. Africa’s and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is number ten on the list.
Check out the full list of athletes below.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) – $889,000 (about N341million) per post
- Neymar (Football) – $704,000 (about N270million) per post
- Lionel Messi (Football) – $695,000 (about N266million) per post
- David Beckham (Football) – $339,000 (about N130million) per post
- LeBron James (Basketball) – $307,000 (about N118million) per post.
- Virat Kohli (Cricket) – $296,000 (about N113million) per post
- Ronaldinho (Football) – $238,000 (about N 91million) per post
- Gareth Bale (Football) – $200,000 (about N77million) per post
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Football) – $200,000 (about 77million) per post
- Mohamed Salah (Football) – $180,000 (about N69million) per post
- Luis Suarez (Footb 12. Conor McGregor (MMA) – $170,000 (about N65million) per post.
- Conor McGregor (MMA) – $170,000 (about N65million) per post
- Stephen Curry (Basketball) – $142,000 (about N55million) per post
- Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) – $108,800 (about N42million) per post
- Sergio Aguero (Football) – $63,500 (about N23million) per post
- Ronda Rousey (MMA) – $60,300 (about 23million) per post
- Serena Williams (Tennis) – $57,300 (about N22million) per post.
- Kevin De Bruyne (Football) – $51,600 (about N20million) per post
- Simone Biles (Gymnastics) – $17,800 (about N7million) post
- Kelly Slater (Surfing) – $12,500 (about N5million) per post
- Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding) – $10,200 per post
- Max Holloway (MMA) – $9,700 (about N3.8million) per post
- Lindsey Vonn (Skiing) – $9,300 (about N3.5million) per post
- Shaun White (Snowboarding) – $6,600 (about 2.5million) per post
Neymar ahead of Messi in this chat and England legend David Beckham still made the top five despite retiring from football years back.