Cristiano Ronaldo Is The Highest Paid Athlete On Instagram During Lockdown (TOP 10)

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Various Sports athletes have made sure to entertain millions of their fans on Instagram during the coronavirus lockdown, MySportDab reports. 

With most sports still suspended around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, the top sports athletes have earned alot while at home.

Cristiano Ronaldo is no.1 on this Instagram list during the coronavirus lockdown, earning a lot from sponsored posts.

A new research has shown that athletes earned the most money during the lockdown between March 12 to May 14.

According to Attain database, which shows how much money athletes have earned via sponsored posts on Instagram.

The new research also shows that every follower on Instagram is worth £0.00313, The Social media network has become a source of reliable income for celebrities around the world.

Juventus star Ronaldo is understood to have earned a shocking £1.9m over the two month lockdown period.

The Portuguese superstar has 219 million Instagram followers at the time of the research and earned the highest at an estimated £470,584 per sponsored post.

Barcelona rival Lionel Messi is close in second, earning around £1.3m from his four sponsored posts.

PSG Star Neymar is third on the list and earned an estimated £1.2m.

Three other footballers on the list include Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Dani Alves and former player David Beckham.


1) Cristiano Ronaldo: £1,882,336

Followers:  219,000,000, Earned per post: £470,584.

2) Lionel Messi: £1,299,373

Followers: 151,000,000, Earned per post: £324,843.

3) Neymar: £1,192,211

Followers: 138,000,000, Earned per post: £298,053.

4) Shaquille O’Neal: £583,628

Followers: 17,000,000, Earned per post: £36,477.

5) David Beckham: £405,359

Followers: 62,900,000, Earned per post: £135,120.

6) Virat Kohli: £379,294

Followers: 59,000,000, Earned per post: £126,431.

7) Zlatan Ibrahimovic: £184,413

Followers: 42,900,000, Earned per post: £92,206.

8) Dwyane Wade: £143,146

Followers: 16,600,000, Earned per post: £35,787.

9) Dani Alves: £133,694

Followers: 31,100,000, Earned per post: £66,847.

10) Anthony Joshua: £121,500

Followers: 11,300,000, Earned per post: £24,300.

All Figures were obtained during Covid-19 lockdown period between March 12 to May 14.

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