- Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed man on Instagram with current number at 239 million
- The Portuguese footballer who is also a model and celebrity has attracted a huge fan base on the internet
- Reports say an average post of the Juventus striker is valued at $889,000 (about N341million)
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Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed man on popular social site network Instagram with a follower base of 239 million and his average post earning him around $889,000 (about N341million).
HopperHQ are claiming that with such earning per post, the Portuguese is way ahead of second placed Neymar who earns $704,000 (about N270million).
Arch rival and Argentina’s Lionel Messi is third while football celebrity and England legend David Beckham as well as LeBron James make up the top five.
Despite his lack of regular football in recent years, Tottenham star managed to make the top ten.
Africa has just one man on the list and it is Egypt’s Mohamed Salah who is number ten.
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 (Football) - $176,000 (about N68million) per post
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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
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Brazilian football star Neymar tops the list of highest paid individual in boot deal in the world.
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This is an incredible record and achievement for the former Barcelona star who is topping his former teammate Lionel Messi and also Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.
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