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Ronaldo Beats Neymar, Messi To Top Spot Of 2018 Instagram Sports Rich List

Ronaldo Beats Neymar, Messi To Top Spot Of 2018 Instagram Sports Rich List

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again got the better of rivals, Lionel Messi and Neymar to top the Instagram Sports Rich List for the year 2018.

Ronaldo, who recently joined Juventus in a sensational £100million move, saw off his two biggest rivals in the game in a report based on how much a sponsored Instagram post could cost brands.

HopperHQ.com, an Instagram scheduling tool, analysed data to reveal a list of the highest paid celebrities and influencers on the social media platform. They looked at factors such as average engagement, how often they post and number of followers.

Ronaldo according to a report in Daily Mail amassed a staggering 133 million followers on his account and is a frequent poster as he shares images of his lavish lifestyle and hugely successful footballing career.

And that has translated well into how much he can charge companies when it comes to using his account for promotional purposes. The report shows brands would have to fork out $750,000 (£570,000) per post.

Neymar, Messi, David Beckham and Gareth Bale join Cristiano in the top five of the sporting list.

Posts on Neymar and Messi’s accounts would be worth $600,000 (£457,000) and $500,000 (£381,000) respectively.

Beckham, meanwhile, could charge $300,000 (£228,000) while a sponsored post on Bale’s profile would be a costly $185,000 (£141,000).

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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