These Pro Athletes Make the Most Money on Instagram
Lionel Messi, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo and other superstar athletes make six figures-plus per Instagram post.
Celebrities with massive social media followings can earn six- or even seven-figure sums from sharing a single sponsored post on their feeds. And when it comes to the superstar athletes, believe it or not pro soccer players make the most money on Instagram.
LuxuryLaunches revealed the dizzying fees that the top 10 “sports influencers” bank per post. And aside from four-time NBA MVP LeBron James and cricket sensation Virat Kohli, all are elite footballers. Unsurprisingly, there appears to be a correlation between Instagram and overall earnings, as Lionel Messi, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior and Cristiano Ronaldo have taken the top three spots here, just as they did on Forbes’ annual list of the World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes in 2019. See which other celebrity jocks are using the ‘Gram to bring in serious cash below: