Athletes with millions of followers on the social network can earn six- or even seven-figure sums for sharing just one sponsored post on Instagram. There is no doubt that sport moves the planet. It is capable of bringing people together and making them scream and cry with emotion, regardless of the country of origin; and some athletes have become true heroes, idols and cult figures for millions and millions of people. Some athletes have used the sport as a springboard to boost charities, do business, and why not take advantage of other talents like modeling to influence their fans. Brands know this, and that is why they are able to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a sponsored post on social media. Here are the top 10 athletes who earn the most on Instagram for just posting a photo.
LeBron James, also known as “King James”, is considered one of the best basketball players in the history of the NBA and, of course, how this has led him to be one of the top-earning athletes on Instagram. LeBron plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and in his feed we can find videos with fragments of the last games, messages of protest in favor of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, old photos and much more.
David Beckham became world famous when he only played soccer. In those years, Beckham became a great footballer, especially in his time at Real Madrid. Today English has struck a chord with fans for being a family man and an amazing father, as can be seen on his Instagram feed.
Who knew that the child with a growth hormone deficiency would be considered today as one of the best soccer players in the world? Messi plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team, and has accumulated more than 350 world records, 80 of them approved by the Guinness Records.
Neymar is undoubtedly one of the most admired athletes in Brazil and the whole world, so he could not be absent from this list of athletes who win the most on Instagram. His impressive football skills at a young age have earned him a huge following and four consecutive victories as FIFA “Player of the Year”.
Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtedly the king of this list of athletes who win the most on Instagram. In fact, this year he became the first person on the planet to reach 200 million followers on the social network. The Portuguese is the first player in history to win four Golden Boots and obtain 31 titles in his career, including six in the League and a Super Cup. With 450 goals, Cristiano is also the top scorer in the history of Real Madrid FC. He currently plays in Italy with Juventus F.C. and in his Instagram feed we can find photography as a model, gamer and father of a family.