Virat Kohli earned this much on Instagram during lockdown; meet world's top-10 highest-earning athletes

First Published 5, Jun 2020, 2:07 PM

Bengaluru: During the coronavirus lockdown, India cricket team captain Virat Kohli has made it to the world top-10 earners via Instagram among athletes. The list is headed by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Kohli is the lone Indian and only cricketer in the top-earning athletes list with sponsored posts on Instagram. This list was unveiled by Attain (weattain.co.uk). How much did Kohli earn between March 12 and May 14? Find out here.

<p><strong>1. Cristiano Ronaldo (football) (1.8 million pounds). Earnings per post: £470,584</strong></p>

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (football) (1.8 million pounds). Earnings per post: £470,584

<p><strong>2. Lionel Messi (football) (1.2 million pounds). Earnings per post: £324,843</strong></p>

2. Lionel Messi (football) (1.2 million pounds). Earnings per post: £324,843

<p><strong>3. Neymar (football) (1.1 million pounds). Earnings per post: £298,053</strong></p>

3. Neymar (football) (1.1 million pounds). Earnings per post: £298,053

<p><strong>4. Shaq O'Neill (basketball) (5.84 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £36,477</strong></p>

4. Shaq O'Neill (basketball) (5.84 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £36,477

<p><strong>5. David Beckham (football) (4.05 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £135,120</strong></p>

5. David Beckham (football) (4.05 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £135,120

<p><strong>6. Virat Kohli (cricket) (3.79 lakh pounds). Kohli earned 1,26,431 pounds ($ 1,56,088) (Rs 1.2 crore-plus) per post. Total 3,79,294 pounds (Rs 3.6 crore-plus) during the coronavirus lockdown period (March 12 to May 14). Kohli has 62.1 million followers on Instagram. He shared 3 sponsored posts during this period.</strong></p>

<p><strong>Exchange rate (June 5) 1 pound = Rs 95.68 </strong></p>

6. Virat Kohli (cricket) (3.79 lakh pounds). Kohli earned 1,26,431 pounds ($ 1,56,088) (Rs 1.2 crore-plus) per post. Total 3,79,294 pounds (Rs 3.6 crore-plus) during the coronavirus lockdown period (March 12 to May 14). Kohli has 62.1 million followers on Instagram. He shared 3 sponsored posts during this period.

Exchange rate (June 5) 1 pound = Rs 95.68

<p><strong>7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (football) (1.8 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £92,206</strong></p>

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (football) (1.8 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £92,206

<p><strong>8. Dwayne Wade (basketball) (1.4 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £35,787</strong></p>

8. Dwayne Wade (basketball) (1.4 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £35,787

<p><strong>9. Dani Alves (football) (1.3 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £66,847</strong></p>

9. Dani Alves (football) (1.3 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £66,847

<p><strong>10. Anthony Joshua (boxing) (1.2 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £24,300</strong></p>

10. Anthony Joshua (boxing) (1.2 lakh pounds). Earnings per post: £24,300

<p>Here is the full list in one graphic. This infographic was shared by <em>Attain</em>.</p>

Here is the full list in one graphic. This infographic was shared by Attain.

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