Cristiano Ronaldo has gotten the attention of the whole world as of late with his awesomeness on and off the football pitch. Yet again, he has shown that the world is his oyster by becoming the first person to garner 300 million followers on Instagram!
A true global sporting icon, Ronaldo has been smashing records left-right-center ever since he started playing professional football. Be it at Manchester United, Real Madrid, or his current club Juventus, Ronaldo has broken some of the most prestigious records at every club he has played for.
Even with the Portugal national team, Ronaldo’s achievements are unprecedented. The 33-year-old is the nation’s top-scoring player with 106 goals to his name. He bagged a brace in only his first game at the 2021 European Championships against Hungary, marking his 5th appearance at the quadrennial event, which is also an all-time record.
The Portuguese hitman has been used to breaking records on the field and his achievements inside the stadiums all across the world often have a positive impact off the field too.
Ronaldo, the first man to have 300 million followers on Instagram, is way ahead of the second-placed Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The wrestler-turned-actor has 246 million followers on the platform.
As per a report from last year, Ronaldo is also the top-earning celebrity from Instagram. From March 2019 to March 2020, Ronaldo earned the most money on Instagram from sponsored posts. He bagged $50.3 million which is way more than the salary he earns ($33m) at his football club Juventus. His earnings were way more than even internet celebrity Kylie Jenner.
Ronaldo was also the top-earning athlete in 2021, earning a total of $120 million. He has more than 500 followers cumulatively on social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
His four-year contract with Juventus runs till the summer of 2022, earning him $64 million per year. Other than his salary and earnings from social media, Ronaldo also has a lucrative deal with Nike and a number of other top brands. He also owns his own sporting apparel brand CR7.