This year, UK-based social media management firm Hopper HQ has revealed some big numbers in its Instagram Rich List 2021. The richest yet, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo earns $1.6 million per post (approx. Rs11 crores). Following him are Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’, Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez in the top five, respectively.
The only Indians in this list are cricket captain Virat Kohli at rank 19 and actress Priyanka Chopra at rank 27. While Kohli makes a whopping Rs5 crore per Instagram post, Chopra is not far behind. She earns Rs3 crores for each post.
Other popular football stars who appear on the Instagram Rich List are Argentine captain Lionel Messi, Brazilian forward Neymar Jr., Egyptian captain Mo Salah and former players David Beckham and Ronaldinho.
From this rich, richer, richest list – we take a look at five A-listers and how they spend their moolah on everything luxury.
Cristiano Ronaldo #1 Ronaldo, the most followed personality on Instagram (309 million), yesterday, posted a picture with la familia cruising off on his luxury yacht.
The 36-year old footballer often escapes on quick getaways with his Argentine girlfriend, model and mother of his fourth kid Alana Martina, aged 4.
Winner of record five Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball) trophies, Ronaldo has a spectacular collection of luxury wheels including Lamborghini, Maserati, Ferrari and McLaren. Here, he is sitting in the company of one of his most expensive cars – Bugatti La Voiture Noire embossed with his CR7 initials.
Selena Gomez #5 Singer, actress, producer and founder of her thriving Rare Beauty brand, Selena Gomez took a private jetty trip in Italy with her close friend. It was back in the pre-pandemic era when she celebrated her 27th birthday in 2019.
In a campaign shoot, Gomez flaunts her arm candy by Coach.
Chic bikini set by Dior and a headscarf by Hermes, the Ice Cream singer, who moved to her new home in California this year (cue, outdoor pool and lots of greenery around) posed for an interview with Vogue magazine.
Lionel Messi #7 On a vacation with his wife and three kids Thiago, Ciro and Matteo, the 34-year old Messi captioned this picture on the gram, “En el paraíso con ellos.” which translates to – in paradise with them.
Messi married his childhood sweetheart Antonela Roccuzzo in 2017. He never shies away to post their pictures together on social media when cruising around the most exotic locations in the world. As for his #OOTDs, he likes to take it easy!
Messi is the winner of six Ballon d’Or trophies, the highest any footballer has yet. He debuted in football club Barcelona in 2003, and has lived in Barcelona since a young age. Currently, his family home is in Bellamar locale in the Spanish city, where he often spends his leisure days.
Virat Kohli #19 Virat Kohli made his big debut on the international cricket pitch in 2008, against Sri Lanka. Since then, he indeed has impressed us with his game. But he has also raptured us with his personal collection of everything luxury. Case in point – his super wheels in the garage, including Audi, Bentley, Range Rover and BMW.
In 2018, Kohli tied the knots with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in an intimate but super-luxurious ceremony in Tuscany, Italy. This year in January, they ecstatically shared the news of their newborn daughter Vamika on social media.
Cricket and entertainment industry’s power couple, Kohli and Sharma, love their me-time when not working. From beaches to mountains, they often jet off together to some really envy-worthy holidays.
Priyanka Chopra #27 Priyanka Chopra has three pups, Panda, Gino and Diana. A chihuahua, Diana is her first pet adopted from a New York-based rescue organization, according to Financial Times. Chopra is often spotted twinning clothes with her and also has a separate Instagram account dedicated to Diana.
Priyanka and American popstar Nick Jonas had a grand wedding in December 2018 would be an understatement. The couple had not one but two ceremonies, one that followed Hindu traditions and another that was entirely a Christian wedding. Their choice of destination was Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
The 38-year old actress, producer, author and founder of two new ventures Anomaly Haircare and Indian restaurant Sona in New York, Chopra has some remarkable brand endorsements in her kitty, including Victoria’s Secret, Max Factor, Pantene and Blender’s Pride. Here she’s clicked with Kim Kardashian at an event at Tiffany & Co.