Virat Kohli still one of the highest paid athletes on Instagram, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the list

Former India skipper Virat Kohli is currently going through a tough phase with the bat in the last few months.

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Former India skipper Virat Kohli is currently going through a tough phase with the bat in international cricket. Since the Indian T20 League 2022, he has only scored three fifties, including the one in the warm-up match against Leicestershire. Kohli has currently taken a break from the game and is expected to return in the series against Zimbabwe.


However, he is still the third highest-paid celebrity on Instagram behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Ronaldo earns $ 2,397,000 per post and is the highest-paid celebrity across the globe. On the other hand, Messi gets paid $ 1,777,000 and is the second-highest athlete and third-highest paid celebrity. Talking about the former India skipper, he is the third-highest paid athlete and 14th highest celebrity on the platform.

He gets $ 1,088,000 per post. Talking about other celebrities, Neymar Jr. from the Brazil football team is the fourth highest player and 18th highest celebrity. He earns $ 945,000 per post. Former England football player, David Beckham, is on the 29th spot in the celebrity table and the fifth highest athlete with $ 397,000 per post. It is to be noted that Beckham has retired for a long-time.

Another retired sportsperson, Ronaldinho, gets $ 360,000 per post. On the other hand, Wales star player Gareth Bale get $ 255,000 per post and is on 41st spot in the celebrity list. Boxer, Floyd Mayweather is also in the list with getting $ 153,000 per post. He rose to fame in 2015. Former South Africa skipper, AB de Villiers is on 76th spot as he gets $ 97,000 per post.


Tennis star Serena Willams earns $ 97,000 per Instagram post and is on 90th spot. She is the last sportsperson in the list of top-100 celebrities who earns a lot through Instagram post. There are various celebrities across genres such as actors, influencers, etc. who get paid a lot of money. Virat Kohli, who is having a lot of trouble on the field, is still in the top-20 and only behind Ronaldo and Messi.

No. Name Location Followers Cost Per Post (S)
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Europe 4,42, 267,575 23,97,000
2 Kylie Jenner USA 3,38,626 18,35,000
3 Lionel Messi South America 327,954,875 1,777,000
4 Selena Gomez USA 320,082,515 1,735,000
5 Dwayne Johnson USA 315,999,932 1,713,000
6 Kim Kardashian USA 311,685,198 1,689,000
7 Ariana Grande USA 311,302,908 1,687,000
14 Virat Kohli ASIA 2,00,703,169 1,088,000
24 Lebron James USA 1,21,103,074 6,57,000
27 Priyanka Chopra Asia 77,985,157 4,23,000
29 David Beckam UK 73,222,030 3,97,000
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