Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of Sport’s biggest social media earners (per sponsored…

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out
Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list of Sport’s biggest social media earners (per sponsored post) as Lionel Messi is ranked second with WWE star Dwayne Johnson and Virat Kohli completing the top four followed by the elite names of Lebron James, David Beckham, Kylian Mbappe, Ronaldinho and Marcelo. Follow latest football news and updates on InsideSport.IN

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar, Check out FULL LIST

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners

Sports data analysts Bonus Finder, per The Mirror, have crunched the numbers and worked out which finely-tuned athletes rake in the most cash per social media post.

We’re all well aware of their earnings from extortionate salaries or mega-money apparel deals, so these figures for sponsored posts are fascinating.

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out
Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out

There’s no real surprise to see football legend Cristiano Ronaldo topping the list. The man who looks like he was chiselled out of stone boasts a colossal social media following with 476 million followers on Instagram alone.

Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out

According to Bonus Finder, the Manchester United forward earns a whopping $2 million per sponsored post. Incredibly, Ronaldo makes double the amount per post as his rival Lionel Messi who takes home a very comfortable $1 million every time he chucks up a sponsored piccy.

Messi is tied in second place on the list with WWE star-turned-Hollywood actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson who also makes $1 million per post. Indian cricket great Virat Kohli sits in fourth, closely followed by Paris Saint-Germain trickster Neymar and NBA megastar LeBron James.

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out
Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar on the list, Check out

Interestingly, though, UFC fan favourite Conor McGregor isn’t inside the top 10. The Mirror reports that the new updated list also features YouTubers-turned-boxers Jake Paul and KSI.

Both men have supposedly cracked the top 20 with Paul earning $65,993 per post while KSI’s cheque reads $38,698.

Top social media earners: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the way in TOP 10 social media earners as Virat Kohli joins Mbappe and Neymar, Check out FULL LIST

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