Cristiano Ronaldo dethrones Dwayne Johnson as richest Instagram celeb

Footballer allegedly earned $1,604,000 (£1,168,000) per post as compared to The Rock's $1,015,000

Entertainment Desk January 15, 2022

It seems like former wrestler and Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been knocked from the top of the Instagram rich list by one of the biggest names in football. Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo has secured the top spot for being the wealthiest person per post on Instagram, according to Hopper's 2021 Instagram Richlist.

Johnson enjoyed the topmost spot on Instagram Richlist by Hopper throughout 2020 but he couldn’t outshine the legendry Ronaldo last year. The outlet unveiled a compilation of the most prominent figures who hold enormous following on the social media platform and their posts are the source of notable share in their income.

From celebrities to influencers, the names of several entertainment bigwigs made it to the list based on their per-post earning. In 2020, The Rock secured the No1 spot as each of his posts on the Facebook-owned platform made $1,015,000. According to this year’s list, Ronaldo allegedly earned $1,604,000 (£1,168,000) per post, which is absolutely mind-blowing. Meanwhile, his followers also jumped up to 388 million.

While Johnson may have been dethroned by Ronaldo, this is not to say that he is losing the popularity race by a big margin. The actor racked up an estimated $1,523,000 (£1,109,000) per post in 2021 while his followers on the platform were a whopping 289 million in comparison to 225 million in 2020.

Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez rounded off the list, coming in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively. According to several media outlets, Ronaldo has now reached billionaire status, looking at his salary, endorsement deals and business ventures.

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