Cristiano Ronaldo posts worth $750,000 each beats Neymar and Lionel Messi to top spot in Instagram Sport Rich List for 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged on the top spot of Instagram Sport Rich List for 2018 ahead of rivals Lionel Messi and Neymar.

The Portuguese, who recently moved from Real Madrid to Juventus, saw off his two biggest rivals in the game in a report based on how much a sponsored Instagram post could cost brands.

According to, an Instagram scheduling tool, that analyses data to reveal a list of the highest paid celebrities and influencers on the social media platform, brands will have to pay Cristiano Ronaldo $750,000 per post on his Instagram page.

Ronaldo amassed a staggering 136 million followers on his account and is a frequent poster as he shares images of his lavish lifestyle and hugely successful footballing career.
Neymar, Lionel Messi and David Beckham and Gareth Bale also made it to top of the sporting list.

Factors such as average engagement, how often they post and number of followers were considered.

And that has translated well into how much he can charge companies when it comes to using his account for promotional purposes.

Posts on Neymar and Messi’s accounts would be worth $600,000 and $500,000 respectively.

David Beckham could charge $300,000 while a sponsored post on Gareth Bale’s profile would be a costly $185,000, according to the report.

Ronaldo’s success extends beyond the sporting world though because he has also made it into the overall top five.

The 33-year-old finished third in the global ranking, edging world famous stars and renowned Instagram posters Kim Kardashian and Beyonce into third and fourth respectively.

Television personality and model Kylie Jenner boasts top spot with $1,000,000 (£762,000) per post while singer Selena Gomez takes the silver medal on $800,000 (£610,000).

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