NBA superstar LeBron James is a global brand.
The 37-year-old LA Laker was officially declared a billionaire by Forbes earlier this year.
James is the first NBA player ever to join the illustrious ten-figure club while still tearing it up on the court.
And while LeBron may be near the end of his career, his star power has arguably never been greater.
The Akron native’s social media influence is one of the most lucrative aspects of his business model.
James has a whopping 121 million followers on Instagram alone.
And he makes an incredible amount for every post he uploads to the photo sharing site.
LeBron has embraced basketball in recent years, pushed his limits in the gym and refined his diet to ensure maximum physical performance.
He has built his immense fortune through elite gaming, lucrative sponsorship deals and forays into television and film.
While Spotrac put his total NBA career earnings at a staggering $387,384,119.
Research by Hopper has now revealed how much LeBron pocketed for his Instagram posts.
They rank him #24 on their 2022 Instagram Rich List.
Their tool showcases the highest-earning celebrities and influencers on the social media platform, including athletes, fitness influencers, and models.
It is estimated that LeBron makes a whopping $657,000 per post.
But he pales in comparison to the overall No. 1 – soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
CR7 has 442 million followers on Instagram and rakes in a whopping $2.4 million for each post.
And also above LeBron from the sports world rank Lionel Messi and Neymar as well as the Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6656289/lebron-james-instagram-earnings-revealed-nba/ LeBron James’ stunning Instagram earnings have been revealed as the NBA icon has been capitalizing on a huge social media presence