New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli remains the only cricketer in in the top-10 list of highest-earning athletes on popular social media platform Instagram.
The figures, which were gathered by Attain during lockdown time of March 12 to May 14, indicated Kohli’s name among the most perceived sports personalities around the worldwide.
Virat Kohli ends up at the 6th spot in this eye-watering list as he apparently earned 379,294 pounds through his sponsored posts during the lockdown time frame. He had shared only three posts during this time and rounded up 126,431 pounds for each photograph that he shared on his handle.
Juventus and Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo tops the chart with an estimated earning of 1.8 million pounds through his posts on Instagram. Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi and Paris St. Germain forward Neymar completed the top-three with earnings of 1.2 million and 1.1 million respectively.
Basketball great Shaquille O’Neal earned 583,628 pounds while former England footballer David Beckham took up the sixth spot in the list with reported earning of 405,359 pounds.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (184,413 pounds), Dwayne Wade (143,146), Dani Alves (133,694) and Anthony Joshua (121,500) complete the top-10 list of highest earning athletes during the lockdown period worldwide.