Portuguese Soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular players in the world. The media compares Ronaldo with Argentina’s Lionel Messi on the football ground. On social media, Cristiano is a clear winner. On Instagram, Ronaldo is the only person who has crossed the 250 million followers mark. as per the latest report, He earns approximately $1.6 million per paid post on Instagram.
Ronaldo’s Unbelievable Fan Following on Social Media
Ronaldo has joined Juventus Football Club of Italy. Ronaldo continues to rule social media. Not only on Instagram but on Facebook also, he is the most followed person. On Twitter, he is the most followed sportsperson.
If we combine the fan following of 20 clubs from the Premier League, then he is still a clear winner. 20 clubs have a total fan following of 159 million over Instagram which 91 million less than Ronaldo’s number.
Ronaldo is a family man. He regularly posts family pics over Instagram. He keeps his followers busy with interesting pic/videos of his daily routine. His wife, Georgina Rodriguez is also very active on Instagram. She has 22 Million followers on Instagram.
Lionel Messi, the main rival of Ronaldo, occupies the second position among sportspersons on Instagram. Messi has a total of 174 million followers. the third most followed footballer is Neymar Jr. He has a total of 144 million Instagram followers.
Instagram’s official account is the only account that has more followers than Ronaldo. It has a total of 382 million followers. In terms of maximum followers, Singer Ariana Grande(214 million followers), actor/athlete Dwayne Rock Johnson(209 million followers) occupy Second and third place on Instagram.
Ronaldo also holds the record of the most-liked Instagram photo. Ronaldo posted a photo of Diego Maradona when the latter died. That photo was liked by 19.7 million Instagram followers. Diego Maradona was an Argentina soccer player. Maradona is considered the greatest of all time.
Ronaldo Earnings and Endorsements
With a mighty fan following comes huge benefits. As per the Forbes report, Ronaldo earned $47.8 million from paid posts on Instagram in 2020. On average, He earns approximately $1 million per Instagram paid post. Overall, he is the top earner on social media platforms.
Ronaldo’s salary at Juventus is less than his earnings from Instagram posts. As per the latest reports, he earned around $76 million in the last 12 months from 43 paid Instagram posts. As per his contract with Juventus football club, he gets approximately $50 million. Compare to his paycheck with Real Madrid, He has signed Juventus deal with less amount.
Ronaldo saw an increment of $6.4 Million from his Instagram earning of 2019 by earning $1.6 million per paid post. Ronaldo’s total net worth stands at around $470 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not only a top footballer but he is also the best influencer. He mainly promotes Nike, Sixpad, and fragrance CR7 play it cool on Instagram. He also endorses brands like Armani, Tag Heuer, Egyptian Steel, Herbalife, Italia Independent, Clear, PokerStars, and Castrol.
Ronaldo invests most of his earning in his own businesses. He runs many business firms like an underwear line, footwear, a fragrance line, mobile apps, a creative agency, restaurants, and even hotels.