- Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the richest footballers on earth considering his earnings
- The Portugal international is currently the highest earner on Instagram per post
- Lionel Messi of Barcelona is occupying the second position on the list
Portugal international and Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has emerged as the highest-earning athlete on Instagram with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner collecting £900,000 per post.
There is no doubt about the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers on earth considering all his achievements since he started playing football in Portugal.
According to the report on Daily Star, Lionel Messi is occupying the second position on the list of highest-earning athletes on Instagram.
For more than 10 years, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have been rivals and their fans always engage in debates and argument over who is the best.
See below the list of highest-earning athletes on Instagram:
1. Cristiano Ronaldo with £900,000 per post
2. Lionel Messi with £630,000 per post
3. Neymar with £507,000 per post
4. LeBron James with £275,000 per post
5. David Beckham with £228,000 per post
6. James Rodriguez with £163,000 per post
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates at Juventus are currently occupying fourth position on the Serie A table with 42 points after 21 games.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo now has the highest number of followers on social media as a sports celebrity.
The recently clocked 36-year-old officially reached 500 million followers more than any other athlete on social media.
The Juventus striker has been in superb form as he recently became the world's leading scorer in the history of football.
CR7 is also leading the pack in Serie A with 16 goals and helped Juve qualify into the finals of the Coppa Italia.
The Bianconeri had a slow start to the new season and are currently seven points behind league leaders AC Milan and five points adrift Inter Milan.
Ibitoye Shittu is an award-winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years of experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu