Cristiano Ronaldo emerge 2019's highest Instagram earner

Cristiano Ronaldo emerge 2019's highest Instagram earner, Fred Kennedy
December 29, 2019 at 2:49 PM

- Cristiano Ronaldo has finished the year 2019 as the highest earner on Instagram

- The 34-year-old pocketed about KSh 5 billion (£38.2m) in the year under review, two times what Messi earned

- Kylie Jenner had the most charges for the outgoing year having been paid over £1m per post

Rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has been fierce that both stars have won virtually all the prestigious individual awards in their careers.

Despite the Portuguese superstar missing out on most of the awards to Messi and Virgil van Dijk this year, he can look back and take pride in how much money he raked in on social media.

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The 34-year-old made it up for himself elsewhere as he beat the Barcelona star, three others to emerge the biggest earner on Instagram this year - netting an incredible KSh 5 billion (£38.2 million).

According to Sunsport, Ronaldo earned an average of about KSh 100 millon for each sponsored post.

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Messi, on the other hand charged a minimum of KSh 70 million per post which resulted in him taking home a total of KSh 2.5 billion to finish second on the chart.

American model and media personality Kendall Jenner ranked third on the new rich list compiled by Buzz Bingo.

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The 24-year-old is the highest female Insta earner in the outgoing year with a total of KSh 1.5 billion - which is said to be four times star sister Kylie.

Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star David Beckham takes the fourth position on the chart - but remains the most paid British star in the year under review.

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The 44-year-old boasts of over 59 million followers on Instagram and he was said to have made about KSh 1 billion.

Selena Gomez wraps up the top five on the table.

Below are the top ten highest earners on Instagram for the year 2019

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - £38.2m (£780k per post)

2. Lionel Messi - £18.7m (£518k per post)

3. Kendall Jenner - £12.7m (£489k per post)

4. David Beckham - £8.6m (£286k per post)

5. Selena Gomez - £6.4m (£709k per post)

6Neymar - £5.7m (£578k per post)

7Zlatan Ibrahimovic - £3.2m (£160k per post)

8Kylie Jenner - £3m (£1.01m per post)

9. Ronaldinho - £2m (£205k per post)

10. Khloe Kardashian - £975, 000 (£478k per post).

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