The Juventus forward was the first person to reach 200m followers on Instagram. Ariana Grande is behind him with 173.2 million. The only other account on the social media platform with more followers than Ronaldo is Instagram itself with 330.6 million.
If we put all Ronaldo’s followers in a single country then it will be the 7th most populated country in the world.
Ronaldo is not just popular on Instagram, his Instagram popularity comes with money.According to Forbes, “Ronaldo’s monetization powers are as extraordinary as his skills on the soccer field and he makes an estimated $47.8 million per year from paid-Instagram posts.”Cristiano Ronaldo apparently earns more from Instagram than he does from playing soccer for Juventus.
The 34-year-old pockets an annual $47.8 million from paid Instagram posts, according to a study by social media firm Hopper HQ on Buzz Bingo.
In contrast, his salary at Juventus is reportedly $34 million, according to Goal.com.
Ronaldo’s reported income from Instagram makes him the platform’s highest earner, ahead of Lionel Messi and Kylie Jenner.”Ronaldo is the most followed human on Instagram,” a marketing executive from Hopper told Business Insider. “Companies are paying almost $1 million for posts to access his insane reach.”
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