Cristiano Ronaldo is just next league even on social media!
The popular footballer Ronaldo who was signed for a whopping $34 million by Juventus last year makes even more money through his Instagram. According to Hopper HQ the football star made over $47.8 million from his paid Instagram promotions last year making him the platform’s highest earner.
Leaving celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez and Emily Ratajkowski far behind Ronaldo makes an average of $975,000 per advertised post. Interestingly he also makes more than his arch-rival Lionel Messi who earned less than half of him in the year with the total being $23.3 million. Here’s the list of top 10 highest earning celebrities according to the price they charge per post:
Amongst the brands, Ronaldo has represented on Instagram are Clear Haircare, Nike Football, and Six Pad Europe.
“Ronaldo is the most followed human on Instagram (with 186 million followers) so companies are paying almost $1 million for posts to access his insane reach,” Hopper HQ marketing executive Nicola Cronin told Business Insider.
“Due to his status as a celebrity and football star, his earnings from Instagram break away from typical partnership, as many of his promotional posts will be part of wider sponsorship deals such as Nike,” he said.
One only needs to go on his Instagram to see how many paid partnerships he does outside of the sports market he further added.
The star only recently scored his 700th goal for club and country and took to Instagram to celebrate it in style. He posted a two and half minute long video go his greatest goals.
“Proud to score the 700th goal of my career,” he wrote alongside the video. “I would like to share with all those helped me reach this mark. Today we didn’t get the result we wanted but together we will quality for Euro 2020.”