- The RCB captain Virat Kohli has now added another feather to his cap as he became Instagram’s first Asian celebrity with 75.5 million followers.
Cricketers are one of India’s most sought after celebrities. India is a cricket-crazy nation where the sport is considered a religion, which is why it doesn’t come as a shock that the Indian cricketers are being followed by a huge following in both the real world and social media. One such cricketer is Indian captain Virat Kohli, who on Instagram is the most widely followed Indian. The RCB captain has now added another feather to his cap as he became Instagram’s first Asian celebrity with 75.5 million followers.
Following Virat Kohli’s fan has only continued to grow since March thanks to COVID-19 despite not stepping foot on the cricket field. The testimony to his success can be measured from the fact that Team India skipper is one of the world’s most renowned sports personalities due to his fan following on different social media platforms.
In fact, in just 15 days, the count of followers of Virat Kohli Instagram has increased by a whopping 3.1 million. The count of followers for the Virat Kohli Instagram on August 10 was 72.4 million. Currently, the count of followers for Virat Kohli Instagram is 75.7 million.
He is far ahead from the second-most popular Asian celebrity, Priyanka Chopra (56 million) and Deepika Padukone (52 million)
Recently, when he overtook the NBA and Los Angeles Lakers star, LeBron James, in terms of social media prominence, Virat Kohli has achieved a new milestone. On Instagram, the RCB captain reached the 70 million mark, while on the social media site LeBron James had around 69 million followers. Virat Kohli has made history by being the first Indian to hit the number by crossing the 70 million mark.
The RCB star also enjoys a massive following on Facebook of about 36.9 million. By comparison, on Twitter 37.3 million people follow the Indian captain. All in all, Kohli has approximately 150 million followers across all three major social networking sites.
The net worth of Virat Kohli from the past year is estimated to be about 196 crores (US$ 26 million), according to Forbes. Moreover, according to multiple sources, his total net worth is estimated at around 900 crores ( US$ 119 million), while others say that Kohli is worth some 1,700 crores (though unverified). A large part of Virat Kohli’s net worth comes from investments and endorsements in his own business.
The net worth of Virat Kohli also includes his earnings from India’s BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket) as an involved Indian cricket player, which is as much as 7 crore (US$ 925,730) a year. The Virat Kohli salary figure is about $224 crores (US$ 3.1 million) per year, given that the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League ( IPL) also earns around $17 crores (US$ 2.24 million) per season.