Football superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly makes more money from being an Instagram influencer than playing soccer for Juventus.
Ronaldo who currently plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team, signed a four-year contract with the Italian club on July 10, 2018.
According to a Hopper HQ study published on Buzz Bingo, the Portuguese footballer has taken home $47.8 million from paid Instagram posts alone over the past year.
With a reported average earning of $975,000 per advertised post, Ronaldo is considered Instagram’s highest earner according to Hopper HQ study. Ronaldo’s Instagram earnings far eclipse the world’s biggest celebrities, including Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Emily Ratajkowski.
The 34-year-old also makes much more than football rival Lionel Messi, who is said to have earned less than half of Ronaldo’s total with $23.3 million.
“You only need to go on his Instagram to see how many paid partnerships he does outside of the sports market.”