In July 2019, Cristiano Ronaldo became the top earner amongst the sportspersons on Instagram where he earned $ 975,000 (around Rs. 7 crore) per post, and now he is the top-earning sports celebrity on Twitter as well according to Opendorse, a company which help athletes to share the content of their corporate partners on the social media.
According to the report, the Portuguese star and 5 time Ballon d’Or (Golden Ball) winner, Cristiano Ronaldo earns $ 868,606 or roughly Rs. 6.23 crores for a tweet. That over Rs. 2.2 lakhs for a single character. To give it some perspective, a space between words is also a character.
At second and third place comes another footballers Andre Iniesta and Neymar who earn $ 590,825 (over Rs. 4.23 crore) and $ 478,138 (over Rs. 3.42 crore) for their tweets, respectively.
For the first time, non-footballers makes the top 5 of the highest earning athletes on Twitter, as US great basketball player and 3 times NBA winner Lebron James takes the 4th position with earning $ 470,356 (over Rs. 3.37 crore) per tweet. This makes him the highest earning US sportsperson on Twitter.
On the 5th position comes Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He earns $ 350,101 (over Rs. 2.5 crore) per tweet he posts for his corporate partners.
Serena Williams, the 23 times Tennis title winner (most by any man or women in the era) takes the 13th position and earns $ 115,926 (over Rs. 83 lakhs) per tweet. She is also the 1st female sportsperson to make it to the list ever.
People asking what position the Barcelona superstar player Lionel Messi is at and how much he earns, we would like to remind you he is not on Twitter.