Kohli among Instagram’s top 10 richest athletes, Ronaldo No. 1

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Virat Kohli is the lone cricketer among the top 10 in the Instagram ‘Rich List’ for sports for 2019. Portugal and Juventus icon Cristiano Ronaldo tops the chart that has football stars in the first four positions.

The list is based on the revenue these icons make for a single post on their Instagram account.

Team India skipper Kohli is ranked 9th ahead of the likes of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, UFC great Conor McGregor, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and boxing great Floyd Mayweather and Serena Williams.

Kohli, among the most-followed cricketers in the sport, earns $196,000 (₹ 1.35 crore) for each Instagram post. Priyanka Chopra is the only Indian in overall celebrities list.

Kohli incidentally is also the only cricketer and Indian in Forbes’ richest 100 sportspersons list.

Cristiano Ronaldo, reports say, earns approximately $975,000 per post which is almost 500% higher than Kohli earnings.

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Ronaldo is also 3rd on the overall list, only behind Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.

Neymar is placed second ahead of Lionel Messi with former England and Manchester United football icon David Beckham in the 4th spot. Basketball star LeBron James is at the fifth spot while Ronaldo Moreir, Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic occupy the next 3 spots.

Instagram Rich List for Sports 2019 – Top 16

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $975,000 cost per post
  2. Neymar – $722,000 cost per post
  3. Lionel Messi – $648,000 per post
  4. David Beckham – $357,000 per post
  5. LeBron James – $272.000 per post
  6. Ronaldo Moreira – #256,000 per post
  7. Gareth Bale – $218.000 per post
  8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $200,000 per post
  9. Virat Kohli – $196,000 per post
  10. Luis Suarez – $184,000 per post
  11. Conor McGregor – $169,000 per post
  12. Mohamed Salah – $165,000 per post
  13. Stephen Curry – $142,000 per post
  14. Floyd Mayweather – $124,000 per post
  15. Ronda Rousey – $67,750 per post
  16. Serena Williams – $60,500 per post

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