One of the most influential social media applications has to be Instagram. Kevin Systrom founded the app in 2010. Initially, the purpose of the app was to update one’s whereabouts while traveling. It was called Burbn. Later when Mike Kreiger came on board, Kevin and Mike conceptualized the app into a platform to share information via images. That’s how the Instagram we use today came into existence.
Today, 500+ million people use the platform to update their daily lives. Along with commoners, celebrities have also boarded the bandwagon. The actors, sportspeople, and celebrities are now creating a “brand” for themselves on Instagram. However, the app works differently for these celebrities than for common people. The goal of these people is to garner millions of followers to make themselves visible for brand deals, work, etc. It has become their portfolio. So, we have compiled the list of celebrities who get paid the most on Instagram.
10) Kendall Jenner
The member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has made it to the list! The limelight has not been uncommon for the supermodel. Kendall became a part of ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians‘ brand at a young age. However, the model had different ambitions in life. She was endowed with an athletic build and a great height. Jenner transitioned from the KUWTK brand to becoming a model. Social media has helped Kendall a lot in building her brand. In 2014, she had 16 million followers, and today she has amassed 258 million followers. The supermodel charges $1,053,000 to upload promotional posts.
9) Justin Bieber
The celebrity who has gained the ninth spot is the pop star, Justin Bieber. The singer started very early in the industry. After his sweeping career debut, the ‘Sorry’ singer has sold over 150 million records. Justin has a 215 million army of followers. Bieber has a $285 million net worth, and he charges $1,112,000 per post.
Queen B has been dominating the music industry since Destiny Child’s days. The songstress has been in the industry for 32 years now. Since the beginning of her career, Beyoncé has proved her mettle with every album, every song, and with every performance. The woman’s artistry has brought her to unfathomable dominance in the TV, music, fashion, and streaming arena. Currently, she is in a deal with Adidas x Ivy Park. Knowles has amassed 231 million followers. With that, the icon gets paid $1,147,000 for a post.
7) Lionel Messi
The Argentinean-origin PSG soccer player has made it to the seventh spot on the list. Messi is one of the most exciting sports talents in the world. The ‘new Maradona’ has earned a spot in the major football clubs including Barcelona. Currently, he is sitting on $600 million in wealth. The attacking midfielder has gained popularity on Instagram and has $299 million. He gets paid $1,169,000 per Instagram post.
6) Kim Kardashian
Another member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan had made it to the list. The reality TV star had an infamous brush with fame. In an unfortunate event, Kim Kardashian and rapper Ray J’s sex tape was leaked. This attracted a lot of negative media which eventually boosted and strengthened the position of Kim Kardashian. Apart from reality TV, she is an entrepreneur. She owns SKIMs, a bodywear brand. She is also the ambassador of Balenciaga and Dolce & Gabbana. In 2022, the Kardashian joined the billionaires’ list with a net worth of $1 billion. Today, she has 278 million Instagram followers. She gets paid $1,419,000 per post.
5) Selena Gomez
The singer, actress, and songwriter is fifth on the Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities On Instagram list. Along with 25 million TikTok followers, Selena has 288 million Instagram followers. Selena started her career in television with contemporary Demi Levato in ‘Barney & Friends.’ Later, she featured in ‘Hannah Montana,’ ‘Wizards Of Waverly Place,’ etc., She later gained popularity with her singing career. Today, she earns $1,468,000 per post.
4) Kylie Jenner
The Kardashian-Jenner may be the 0.5% of the total 1% wealthy people! Kylie Jenner is the third person who has become part of the list at the 4th position. The reality TV star is also an entrepreneur with Kylie Cosmetics. The make-up empire made her a billionaire and she became the second billionaire in the Kar-Jen brethren. The make-up mogul has over 300 million followers on Instagram, and she is paid $1,494,000 per post.
3) Ariana Grande
The Arianators will be happy to see their icon strongly placed in the 3rd position in the Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities on Instagram. The singer was a Nickelodeon talent before entering the music industry. She swept everyone off their feet with the vocal range she possesses. Ariana is also an entrepreneur now with r.e.m beauty. She has amassed the wealth of $200 million in 2022, but with her 283 million followers on Instagram, she gets $1,510,000 per post.
2) Dwayne Johnson
The WWE star has become one of the wealthiest stars in the movie business. Again, he also has various investments in the liquor and sports business. This has aided him to earn $800 million in net worth. The Rock has 302 million followers on the social media app. This helps him to earn $1,523,000 per post.
1) Cristiano Ronaldo
An athlete has secured the top position in the Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrities on Instagram. This Portuguese-born player leads the Portugal national team, and he has joined Manchester United in 2021 after leaving Juventus. The player is also an entrepreneur. Ronaldo has a whopping 388 million followers on the platform. This has aided him to earn $1,604,000 for a post.