July 24 (India Today) – India cricket team captain Virat Kohli is among the top 10 in Instagram ‘Rich List’ for sports for 2019 that is headed by Juventus and Portugal superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Virat Kohli is ranked 9th in the Instagram Rich List for sportspersons and is ahead of the likes of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, UFC great Conor McGregor, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and boxing great Floyd Mayweather.
Incidentally, Virat Kohli is the only cricketer in the top 16 of the sports list. The India captain, who is among the most-followed cricketers in the sport, is also the only cricketer in Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes for 2019. According to the Forbes 2019 list, Virat Kohli is estimated to earn $21m from endorsements and $4m from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $25m for the last 12 months.
Cristiano Ronaldo, according to HopperHQ — an Instagram scheduling tool — earns close to $975,000 per post while Virat Kohli earns $196,000 per Instagram post. Ronaldo is also 3rd on the overall list, only behind Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.
Neymar has pipped Lionel Messi to be on the 2nd spot on the sportspersons list while former England and Manchester United football player, David Beckham holds 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.
Former UFC star Ronda Rousey and tennis great Serena Williams are the only 2 women in the top 16 . Notably, Serena has been the only tennis player among the top 16.
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