Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram rich list for first time and beats The Rock while earning £1.2m PER POST

FOOTBALL superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the Instagram rich list for the first time, according to a marketing firm.

It is believed the Juventus forward can charge up to £1.2million PER POST on the social media platform, more than any other celeb.

According to social media marketing firm Hopper HQ, Ronaldo can charge advertisers $1.6m – around £1.2m – for a post on his account.

The former Real Madrid star has more than 308MILLION followers on the social media platform, more than any other individual on the planet.

It's the first time Ronaldo has topped the Insta money list ahead of movie icon Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, which began in 2017.

Here, SunSport takes a look at the top ten list – which includes another football legend.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo, 36, tops the list thanks to his huge following on Instagram.

Reports claim the ex-Manchester United forward's estimated cost for an Insta post has increased from $889k – around £646k – to move up two places on the list.

Ronaldo has recently done social media adverts with Clear, LiveScore and Insparya.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

WWE legend 'The Rock' can reportedly command $1.52m – around £1.1m – for a sponsored Instagram post.

The 49-year-old has more than 250m followers and previously topped the rich list in 2020.

Since quitting Vince McMahon's company, he's starred in several major films – including the Fast & Furious and Jumanji franchises.

Ariana Grande

It is believed singer Ariana Grande can charge advertisers $1.51m – around £1.1m – for an Insta post.

The 28-year-old has more than 248m followers, making her the most followed singer on the social media platform.

She's best known for hit singles 'Problem', 'One Last Time' and 'Thank U, Next'.

Kylie Jenner

Fourth on the list is reality star Kylie Jenner, who can reportedly command $1.49m – around £1.08m – for a sponsored Insta post.

The 23-year-old is one of the most followed celebs on the planet, boasting 245m on Instagram.

She achieved international fame by starring in Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a reality TV show that aired between 2007 and 2021.

Selena Gomez

It is believed singer and actress Selena Gomez can receive $1.46m – around £1.06m – for a sponsored Insta post.

An advert on the 28-year-old's account is displayed to her 241m followers.

She rose to fame as a Disney star in her teenage years before starring in several notable movies, including Spring Breakers, Getaway and The Fundamentals of Caring.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian can reportedly get $1.41m – around £1.02m – for a sponsored Instagram post.

The 40-year-old has more than 232m followers on the social media platform, just behind her younger sister Kylie Jenner.

She is best known for starring in Keeping Up with the Kardashians and is married to rapper Kanye West, although the couple separated earlier this year.

Lionel Messi

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi is the only other footballer on the rich list, with reports suggesting he can charge advertisers $1.16m – around £840k – for an Insta post.

The 34-year-old, who is currently without a club following the expiration of his Barcelona contract, has 224m followers on Instagram.

He's won ten LaLiga titles, four Champions Leagues and the Ballon d'Or a record six times during his illustrious career.

Beyonce

Music icon Beyonce can reportedly command $1.14m – around £830k – for a sponsored Instagram post.

The 39-year-old is the third-most followed singer on the social media platform, with more than 190m watching her feed.

She gained international fame as the lead singer of Destiny's Child before achieving solo success with the hit singles 'Crazy in Love', 'Irreplaceable' and 'Single Ladies'.

Justin Bieber

Singer Justin Bieber is said to receive $1.11m – around £810k – for a sponsored Insta post.

The 27-year-old has more than 180m followers on Instagram, making him the most followed male singer on the planet.

He became a teen idol with the release of 'Baby' in 2010, followed by hit singles 'What Do You Mean?' and 'Sorry'.

Kendall Jenner

Tenth on the Instagram rich list is celeb Kendall Jenner, who can command $1.05m – around £760k – for a sponsored post.

The 25-year-old has more than 172m followers on the platform, making her the third-most followed reality star.

Like her aforementioned sisters, she achieved international fame by appearing in Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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