Cristiano Ronaldo apparently earns more from being an Instagram influencer than he does from playing soccer for Juventus.
Ronaldo pockets an annual $47.8 million from paid Instagram posts which lists him as platform’s highest earner.
His annual wage packet at Juventus, for whom he signed for in 2018, is $34 million— $14.7 million less than he receives for his posts on Instagram.
Receiving a reported average of $975,000 per advertised post, Ronaldo’s Instagram earnings far eclipse the world’s biggest celebrities, including Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, and Emily Ratajkowski.
He also beats footballing rival Lionel Messi, who is said to have earned less than half of Ronaldo’s total with $23.3 million.
Amongst the brands Ronaldo has represented on Instagram are Clear Haircare, Nike Football, and Six Pad Europe.
Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal for club and country on Monday in Portugal’s 2-1 loss to Ukraine in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.
A prolific goal scorer, Ronaldo holds the records for most goals scored in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA European Championship.
He has scored over 700 senior career goals for club and country.