Virat Kohli earns more money via Instagram than Floyd Mayweather

The list of highest paid athletes per Instagram post is topped by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has impressive reach on the social media. No surprise he is among the top 10 celebrities to charge most money for sponsored posts on Instagram.

According to the Instagram Rich List released by, an Instagram post scheduling tool, Kohli is in ninth position in the list of athletes who earn money per post on Instagram. 

Kohli has 23.2 million followers on Instagram which shows his crazy fan following worldwide. The Indian cricket team captain left world's highest-paid sportsperson, Floyd Mayweather behind as his post earns USD 120,000.

Overall Kohli is ranked 17th in the list worldwide. Not only Mayweather, the Indian star is ranked above NBA player Stephen Curry, who earns USD 110,000 per post.

Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list with USD 750,000 per post. His followers on Instagram is 136 million. He is followed by fellow footballers, Neymar, Lionel Messi and David Beckham.

In the Forbes' released list of world's highest-paid athletes 2018, Virat was ranked 83rd with earnings of USD 24 million. He is the only Indian to feature into that list. 


By Sihyeu Singh - 25 Jul, 2018

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