For now, Cristiano Ronaldo can be called as the highest paid soccer player from social media. According to available data, this Juventus mega star can pocket billions of Rupiah just by posting one picture on Instagram.
These results are based on a survey from Sportspromedia, the analysis produced by HopperHQ provides a sure signal that Ronaldo’s aura is very tempting. Not only that, Ronaldo is also one of the many athletes with the most number of followers.
It was continued that the results of the analysis stated that for the richest public figure in Instragram, Ronaldo topped at the sport category. The results Ronaldo can get around USD 975,000 or IDR 13 billion just by posting one photo about any of his activities.
Interestingly here is Ronaldo’s recognition that he never thought of money. Here not only Ronaldo, it turns out there are other players who have a large income from Instagram. Currently Ronaldo has 172.8 million Instagram followers, and Neymar are in the second place.
Players who are rumored to be leaving Paris Saint Germain can make money of USD 722,000 for one photo upload. Outside the world of football, it turns out there are also from the NBA world, Lebron James. He said he received an income of USD 272,000 for one photo post.
Not only produce data from men, it turns out there are also from female athletes with high income from social media. He is Ronda Rousey from the UFC sports sector, earning USD 67,700, and is followed by Serena Williams with USD 60,500.
If we refer globally, it is very visible that the world is dominated by footballers. They occupy eight places in the top 10 highest. Seeing this status, it is only natural that soccer is called the most popular sport in the whole world.
The biggest question here is when there are no NFL (American Football) or MLB (Major League Baseball) athletes on the top 10 list. According to the records, they are far behind from the top list in terms of revenue on social media. Now Ronaldo as the King of social media does not seem to respond to this status, and it seems that for now he is focusing on preparing for the new season with new challenges with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus.