Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly pocketed a whopping £1,882,336 million during the lockdown period just with by publishing sponsored posts on Instagram, the highest among the sportsperson. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Government Set to Announce Complete Lockdown on Weekends: Reports
Ronaldo has around 222 million followers on the highly popular photo-sharing platform which is the most for any individual account. Also Read - Bill Gates Warns of 'Longer, More Unjust Deadlier Pandemic' if COVID-19 Vaccine Goes to Higgest Bidders
According to a report by Attain, from the period between march 12 to May 14, the Juventus icon earned £470,584 for each of his four sponsored posts on Instagram. Also Read - 'You Had One Job Today': Twitter Points Out as US President Donald Trump FINALLY Wears Face Mask in Public But in Wrong Way Ahead of Elections
Ronaldo is followed by his eternal on-field rival Argentine Lionel Messi in the second spot. The Barcelona forward also made four sponsored posts for which he took home £1,299,373 during the lockdown period.
Third on the list is also a footballer and Messi’s former Barca teammate Neymar who now plies his trade for French club Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazilian pocketed £1,192,211.
India captain Virat Kohli is the only cricketer in the top-10 list, at the number sixth spot.
He earned £379,294 (Rs 3,62,72560 approx.) but for just three posts.
Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal is the fourth in the list with £583,628 for 16 sponsored posts followed by England football legend David Beckham at fifth who made £405,359.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£184,413), Dwayne Wade (£143,146), Dani Alves (£133,694) and Anthony Joshua (£121,500) complete the top-10 list.
Serena Williams is the first female athlete in the list at 13th spot with earnings of £26,475.