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10 Highest Paid Instagram Celebrities

Don’t we all love money especially when it comes easy without much ado while you laze around on your sofa in the comforts of your home? For an average man, it’s easier said than done. But it’s certainly not difficult if you look at the whopping amount of money some of the top celebrities are making through their Instagram posts.


The digits are staggering, and even as you read this, they must have made a little more in this short period of time. So who are they and how did they turn the picture-sharing platform a revenue generating business model?

Branding and Promotions

As we all know, celebrities get paid for endorsing products and promoting them. They are influential people so to speak, and as influencers they tend to give brands the traction they need. Celebrities are now using Instagram effectively to help brands and make a lot of money along the way.


HopperHQ, a popular website recently revealed the names of celebrities who are Instagram rich. Here’s a quick recap of the top 10 celebrities who made it to the Instagram rich list of 2018, along with their number of followers and cost per post.

10. Kendall Jenner (USA)

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not a costume, a lifestyle

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With earnings close to $500,000 and a follower base of about 92,400,000 instagrammers, Kendall Jenner takes the number 10 position on the list.

9. Lionel Messi (Argentina)

The beloved Argentina star Lionel Messi earns about $500,000 with about 95,300,000 followers. He stands at the ninth position on the list.

8. Neymar Jr. (Brazil)

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Aquele olhar 👀😂🤣

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Yet another footballer who has made it to the list of wealthy igers with 101,000,000 followers and Instagram earnings close to $600,000 is the Brazilian hero, Neymar Jr.

Also Read: The Luxurious Lives of Instagram Celebrities

7. Justin Bieber (USA)

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My little bean

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The music sensation who’s a heartthrob of a zillion girls worldwide and now engaged to supermodel Hailey Baldwin is seventh on the Instagram rich list. The young pop star has about 100,000,000 followers and earns $630,000 through Instagram.

6. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (USA)

Despite Instagram’s growing popularity among women, celebrities like Dwayne have proved that men can be as popular as women. He has about 109,000,000 followers and makes about $650,000 through the platform. He easily manages to get over 2 million reactions when he posts. He stands at number 6 on the list.

5. Beyoncé Knowles (USA)

Her initial appearance may not have garnered a lot of praise but her picture announcing her pregnancy was well received and she became an instant favorite among instagrammers. Queen Bey took her popularity to a new high when she posted a picture with her twins. Today, she has about 115,000,000 followers and makes about $700,000 every time she posts to support or endorse a product or a brand.

4. Kim Kardashian (USA)

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I need a spray tan

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With about 113,000,000 followers, Kim makes about $720,000 through Instagram posts.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

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Had so much fun on set yesterday!!👌🏽

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Every post of his gets a humongous number of likes. He has about 133,000,000 followers and makes about $750,000 through his Instagram posts.

2. Selena Gomez (USA)

The very gorgeous and talented Selena was once known for her high number of Instagram followers, and also for being the first to get over 10 million reactions on a single picture. She manages to hit new  records, the latest one being her birthday picture getting more than a million likes in less than 15 minutes. Such is her popularity. Not surprising then, that with 138,000,000 followers, her cost per post touches $800,000.

1. Kylie Jenner (USA)

Forbes recently declared reality show star and businesswoman Kylie Jenner as the youngest, self-made billionaire in the world. With about 110,000,000 followers, she makes about $1,000,000 with every post topping the Instagram rich list of 2018.


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