The top earning Instagrammers of 2019: Cristiano Ronaldo tops list with £38.2million ahead of Lionel Messi and highest-paid woman Kendall Jenner in third on £12.7million
Cristiano Ronaldo has been crowned the highest earner on Instagram this year as it is revealed the footballer raked in a staggering £38.2million ($47.8million).
The Portuguese footballer, 34, earned an eye-watering £780,000 ($975,000) per post, according to the rich list compiled by Buzz Bingo.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese footballer has 194 million followers on Instagram and shares pictures of his sporting success, family and workouts earning him £38.2million ($47.8million) in 2019.
The father-of-four signed a four-year contract with Italian Juventus Football Club last year and captains the Portuguese national team.
Ronaldo earns £28million-a-year ($36.6million) in wages at Juventus, after taxes, making his Instagram platform a lucrative business.
He had a total of 49 ad posts this year where he promoted Nike football boots, his own fragrance, CR7 Play it Cool, and even a hair loss consultation site.
Last year he became the first player to score 400 goals across Europe’s top five leagues.
2. Lionel Messi
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi came in at number two on the rich list with a total earning this year of £18.7million ($23.3million).
The FC Barcelona forward, 32, raked in £518,000 per post to his 139 million followers where he goes by the handle leomessi.
The sporting star has done paid partnerships with Adidas and regularly posts pictures of exotic holidays with his wife and three sons.
Messi has also collaborated with jewelry brand Jacob & Co. and the American crisp brand Lays and has posted 36 sponsored posts this year.
3. Kendall Jenner
Kendall was crowned the queen of Instagram after it was revealed she was the highest paid woman on the social media site.
The American model, 24, has promoted underwear brands such as Calvin Klein and skincare Proactiv earning her £12.7million ($15.7million) this year.
This year she was pictured in Vogue and has modelled for Valentino as well as paid partnerships with luxury shoe company Stuart Weitzman to her 120 million followers.
She has posted 26 sponsored pictures this year and earned £489,000 ($611,000) per post.
Jenner has walked on runways in Milan, New York and Paris and has acted as a brand ambassador for campaigns with Estee Lauder.
She was first known on the TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, which followed the life of her four sisters along with their mother Kris Jenner.
4. David Beckham
David Beckham has become the highest earning British star on Instagram for a second year.
The former footballer, 44, can reportedly make up to £286,000 ($357,000) for posting a single sponsored image and uploaded 30 ad posts this year totalling £8.6million ($10.7million).
The staggering amount is an increase on his earnings from last year, when the star reportedly commanded £228,000 ($298,224) per post.
Among David’s 30 sponsored posts this year were adverts for wristwatches company Tudor Watch and menswear brand, Kent & Curwen.
5. Selena Gomez
American singer Selena Gomez earned £6.4million ($8million) on Instagram this year despite only posting nine sponsored pictures.
The pop star, 27, cashed in a reported £709,000 ($886,000) per post on the site where she has 164 million followers.
The singer, best known for her hit ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’ with Charlie Puth, has recently shared previews of her new album ‘Rare’ which is out on January 10.
Among her sponsored posts are a deal with sports brand Puma and luxury brand Coach which she has collaborated with on with bags and clothing.