Cristiano Ronaldo: How much does the Man Utd striker earn per social media post?

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during the Premier League

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most famous men in the world – but how much does the striker earn per social media post?

The Portuguese footballing icon has done it all in his career. During his time at Sporting Lisbon, Manchester UnitedReal Madrid and Juventus – he’s won Champions Leagues, Premier Leagues, La Ligas and even the EUROs – but along the way, he’s cemented himself as a social media superstar and now has obtained the status as the most followed person in the world on Instagram with over 475 million followers.

Thanks to this, it means that the 37-year-old is able to make a huge amount of money from social media posts, but just how much does he make every time he uploads?

Find out just how much Cristiano Ronaldo earns per social media post below.


How much does Cristiano Ronaldo earn per social media post?

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during a Premier League match
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Manchester United at Brentford Community Stadium on August 13, 2022 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

According to a recent study from BonusFinder, global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo earns $2,000,000 per social media post.

The footballing icon tops the social media-rich list for 2022 earning $2,000,000 per post and trumping every other major athlete in the world.

He earns double what the second highest athlete is paid per post, which is Lionel Messi of Paris Saint Germain who is regarded as the other greatest of all time – alongside Cristiano himself.

The full top ten is situated below:

SportPlayerEarnings per post
FootballCristiano Ronaldo$2,000,000
Football Leo Messi$1,000,000
WrestlingDwayne Johnson$1,000,000
CricketVirat Kohli$694,509
FootballNeymar$584,956
BasketballLeBron James$428,601
FootballDavid Beckham$247,763
FootballKylian Mbappe$240,588
FootballRonaldinho$223,769
FootballMarcelo$191,384

The list is absolutely stacked with some of the most iconic names in world sport.

In third, we have someone who is no longer really associated with sport, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The former WWE star may be known for his acting nowadays, but he is the most popular athlete in the world currently who has been associated with professional wrestling.

Fellow footballers Neymar, David Beckham, Kylian Mbappe, Ronaldinho and Marcelo all also feature.

The most surprising entry on the list is probably Former Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli – who sits in fourth ahead of some stellar names including NBA phenomenon LeBron James.

The money that athletes make from social media is just beyond crazy, and we’re sure it distracts Ronaldo from the current mess at Manchester United at the moment.


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