The Sunday Times - - SPORT -

CRIS­TIANO Ron­aldo has won five Bal­lon d’ors, 29 tro­phies, holds the record for most goals scored in the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League, has been ranked the world’s high­est paid ath­lete and in the 100 most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple on the planet.

Now he can add the world’s No.1 In­sta­gram in­flu­encer.

The Por­tuguese striker was of­fi­cially given that rank­ing in a study by Buzz Bingo, es­ti­mat­ing that he makes an ex­tra $71.9 mil­lion to pro­mote prod­ucts on so­cial me­dia.

Of Ron­aldo’s 34 spon­sored posts on In­sta­gram over the 12-month pe­riod, one for a shoe com­pany amounted to $1.47 mil­lion.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi was sec­ond with $35 mil­lion.

Money bags: Cris­tiano Ron­aldo

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