Revealed: Where are Messi & Neymar ranked in the Instagram 2019 rich list?
- Instagram analytics website Hopper reveal the 2019 ranking of celebrities who generate the highest income via posts.
- The Argentinean is third with €581.061 per promo while the Brazilian is second with €647.417.
- Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list.
- As for the overall celebrity ranking, Messi is sadly not included in the top 10.
Instagram analytics website Hopper reveal the 2019 ranking of celebrities who generate the highest income via posts through the social media platform. In the sports section, both Neymar and Lionel Messi appear on the podium. The Brazilian is second as he pockets €647.417 for promoted posts while the Argentinean comes third with an estimated €581.061 income.
Who tops the list, though? In fact, it's Messi's eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese earns €874.361 for every promotional campaign on his Instagram.
It should be noted that Messi has 126 million followers on Instagram and receives $35m thanks to endorsements. In fact, the Argentinean has recently been named the highest-earning athlete in the world by the newest research by highly influential Forbes. Messi has partnership agreements with several world-known brands, including Adidas, Mastercard, Huawei, Pepsi, etc.
Neymar, meanwhile, has 123 million followers on Instagram. According to Forbes, he earns $30million through the endorsements. Just like Messi, the Brazilian has famous sponsors, including DAZN, Gillette, Mastercard, Nike, McDonald's, Red Bull, etc.
The top 10 in the sports section includes other footballers, including the retired ones. Take a look at the full list:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Lionel Messi
- David Beckham
- LeBron James (basketball)
- Gareth Bale
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
- Virat Kohli (cricket)
- Luis Suarez
As for the overall celebrity ranking, Messi hasn't made it into the top 10. Kylie Jenner, Ariana Grande and Cristiano Ronaldo complete the podium. This trio is followed by Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Dwayne Johnson, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Neymar and Justin Bieber. As Hopper reveal, Kylie Jenner earns a whopping €1million per single Instagram promo.
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