Cristiano Ronaldo has topped the Premier League Instagram Rich List, with the Manchester United star able to charge advertisers over £1.5 million per post on his account
Myprotein looked at the Instagram accounts of every player currently signed to a team in the Premier League, before calculating the potential earnings of each.
With over 350 million followers, Ronaldo could earn £1,505,000 for a single post – almost four times his reported weekly salary of £385,000. Sharing one sponsored post per month would earn him an annual salary of £18,060,000, while posting weekly would earn him an eye-watering £78,260,000!
Paul Pogba came in second place, with his 48.4 million Instagram followers giving him an earning potential of £208,120, followed by Mohamed Salah, whose 44 million followers mean he could earn £189,200 per post.
Here are the top 10 highest earning Premier League players on Instagram:
- Cristiano Ronaldo – £1,505,000 per post
- Paul Pogba – £208,120 per post
- Mohamed Salah – £189,200 per post
- Thiago Silva – £77,400 per post
- Raphaël Varane – £73,530 per post
- Gabriel Jesus – £66,220 per post
- Kevin De Bruyne – £64,070 per post
- Roberto Firmino – £55,900 per post
- N’Golo Kanté – £51,170 per post
- Marcus Rashford – £50,740 per post
As well as looking at how much individual players could earn, Myprotein also calculated the combined earning power of all the teams in the Premier League, looking at how much it would cost to get every player to share a sponsored post, as well as the average cost per post and the team’s top Instagram earner.
Manchester United came out on top, with a combined earning power of £2,204,434 per post, with the average cost of a sponsored post for a Manchester United player coming in at £68,889.
Liverpool came in second, with a combined earning potential of £552,916 and an average cost per post of £21,266, followed by Chelsea with a combined total of £360,209 and an average of £14,408 per post.