Due to his outstanding and pro active field presence and heaps of runs, former India captain Virat Kohli is the most popular cricketer on the social media network Instagram and one of the most popular sports figures. In the last two years, Kohli’s social media following has grown significantly, and he is now the only Indian with more than 200 million Instagram followers.
Kohli is followed by 50.4 million users on Twitter and more than 49 million users follow his Facebook page. His massive social media following has seen him make huge monetary gains and he has reportedly shattered earning records now. As per Hopperhq.com, Virat Kohli charges a humongous amount of $ 1,088,000, which is equivalent to Rs 8.9 crore (approx), per Instagram post. He is the only Indian in the top 20 list with actress Priyanka Chopra coming in at the 27th spot. Kohli is the only cricketer on the elite list.
Kohli, the 4th most followed sports personality in the world
The only star with more than 400 million Instagram followers is Cristiano Ronaldo, who comes in first place. He charges $2,397,000 (about Rs. 19 crore) for each position. In third place and charging $1,777,000 (about 14 crore rupees) each post is Lionel Messi. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, an actor and wrestler, is ranked fifth overall. The fourth place among sports personalities is held by Kohli. It should be mentioned that, in contrast to cricket, football is a global sport.
Actor and wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is at the 5th spot in the overall list. Kohli is at the 4th spot among sports personalities. It is to be noted that football is a global sport while that isn’t the case with cricket.
The 33-year-old is currently getting ready for the forthcoming T20 World Cup in 2022, which will take place in Australia. Prior to that, he will play in the final two T20Is of the current three-match series against South Africa, which the hosts are leading 1-0.
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