Which footballers earned millions from Instagram in 2022?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Footballers from around of the world are consistently growing their social media profiles, which allows them to acquire millions and this is why we are taking a look at what the top stars reportedly earn for every Instagram post.

What Happened?

Collectively, players have 2.5 billion followers on Instagram, which translates to potential earnings of 25 million dollars per post .Cristiano Ronaldo is the most followed player with 496.5 million followers, translating to potential earning of nearly $5 million (R84 million) per post.

Paris Saint-Germain Lionel Messi & Neymar (Brazil) are the second and third most followed players, with 373 million (potential earnings: 3.73 million dollars) & 181.9 million followers (1.81 million dollars), respectively.

Their respective teams are also the most followed when all of the players’ followings are combined (1.Portugal, 2.Argentina, 3.Brazil), but if players with over 50 million followers are excluded, Brazil with 196 million is the most followed team with Argentina having 115 million and Spain with 106 million in second and third place, respectively.

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Betting expert have provided us with an insight into how much the world’s best footballers get paid through the social media platform.

Conducting a study into the figures, the agency has revealed a list of the 10 highest paid footballers from Instagram posts in 2022.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo makes $4,965,853 per Instagram post 

2. Lionel Messi makes $3,731,931 per Instagram post. 

3. Neymar makes $1,818,915 per Instagram post.  

4. Kylian Mbappe makes $732,972 per Instagram post 

5. Karim Benzema makes $605,298 per Instagram post 

6. Paulo Dybala makes $494,268 per Instagram post 

7. Gareth Bale makes $484,345 per Instagram post 

8. Luis Suarez makes $445,293 per Instagram post 

9. Dani Alves makes $374,896 per Instagram post 

10. Antoine Griezmann makes $369,628 per Instagram post 

Did you know?

According to Portugal.com, When Ronaldo jumps in a match, he generates 5 times the power of a cheetah in full flight which allows him to reach 44 centimeters in the air from a standing start and 78 centimeters with a run-up. This is 7 centimeters more than the average NBA player.

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