Juventus and Portugal striker, Cristiano Ronaldo topped the chart for the highest-earning athlete on Instagram after he made roughly £1.9m during Coronavirus lockdown.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has 219 million Instagram followers, the highest in the world, commanded the highest fee at an estimated £470,584 per sponsored post, of which he made four on his page during the lockdown period of March 12 to May 14, 2020.
His arch-rival and Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi came second in list, earning £1.3m overall from the four sponsored posts he made.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Neymar is third in the charts, earning an estimated £1.2m.
Three other footballers also made it in the top 10 list. They include former England and Manchester United star David Beckham (£405,000), AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£184,000) and São Paulo FC’s Dani Alves (£134,000).
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C. Ronald also emerged as the highest-earning male footballer in the world, according to Forbes’ 2020 list of the world’s top-paid athletes.