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.

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Check out the full list of athletes below.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) – $889,000 (about N341million) per post
  2. Neymar (Football) – $704,000 (about N270million) per post
  3. Lionel Messi (Football) – $695,000 (about N266million) per post
  4. David Beckham (Football) – $339,000 (about N130million) per post
  5. LeBron James (Basketball) – $307,000 (about N118million) per post.
  6. Virat Kohli (Cricket) – $296,000 (about N113million) per post
  7. Ronaldinho (Football) – $238,000 (about N 91million) per post
  8. Gareth Bale (Football) – $200,000 (about N77million) per post
  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Football) – $200,000 (about 77million) per post
  10. Mohamed Salah (Football) – $180,000 (about N69million) per post
  11. Luis Suarez (Footb 12. Conor McGregor (MMA) – $170,000 (about N65million) per post.
  12. Conor McGregor (MMA) – $170,000 (about N65million) per post
  13. Stephen Curry (Basketball) – $142,000 (about N55million) per post
  14. Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) – $108,800 (about N42million) per post
  15. Sergio Aguero (Football) – $63,500 (about N23million) per post
  16. Ronda Rousey (MMA) – $60,300 (about 23million) per post
  17. Serena Williams (Tennis) – $57,300 (about N22million) per post.
  18. Kevin De Bruyne (Football) – $51,600 (about N20million) per post
  19. Simone Biles (Gymnastics) – $17,800 (about N7million) post
  20. Kelly Slater (Surfing) – $12,500 (about N5million) per post
  21. Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding) – $10,200 per post
  22. Max Holloway (MMA) – $9,700 (about N3.8million) per post
  23. Lindsey Vonn (Skiing) – $9,300 (about N3.5million) per post
  24. Shaun White (Snowboarding) – $6,600 (about 2.5million) per post

See also: Zinedine Zidane, Greatest Football Star of all Time.

Neymar ahead of Messi in this chat and England legend David Beckham still made the top five despite retiring from football years back.

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