NBA & Instagram

Instagram is a social media tool used by many, but to some it is an entire career. Scroll down to read how much the top NBA players can earn from a single post, and how this shapes up against some of the most famous, celebs and sports people across the globe.

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The Biggest NBA Players of Instagram

Whether it’s shooting hoops or enjoying their multi-million dollar homes, it’s safe to say the players know how to entertain their audiences, on and off the court. However, the entertaining doesn’t come at a cheap price, with the likes of LeBron James earning as much as $300,850 per Insta post!

Nr
Name
Insta name
Insta followers, M
$Money per post
1
lebron james
lebron james
lebron james (@kingjames)
54.7m
$300,850
Insta name:
@kingjames
Insta followers, M:
54.7m
$Money per post:
$300,850
2
stephen curry
stephen curry
wardell curry (@stephencurry30)
28.2m
$155,100
Insta name:
@stephencurry30
Insta followers, M:
28.2m
$Money per post:
$155,100
3
dwyane wade
dwyane wade
dwyanewade (@dwyanewade)
15.2m
$83,600
Insta name:
@dwyanewade
Insta followers, M:
15.2m
$Money per post:
$83,600
4
russell westbrook
russell westbrook
russell westbrook (@russwest44)
14.5m
$79,750
Insta name:
@russwest44
Insta followers, M:
14.5m
$Money per post:
$79,750
5
kyrie irving
kyrie irving
kyrie irving (@kyrieirving)
13.6m
$74,800
Insta name:
@kyrieirving
Insta followers, M:
13.6m
$Money per post:
$74,800
6
kevin durant
kevin durant
kevin durant (@easymoneysniper)
11.7m
$64,350
Insta name:
@easymoneysniper
Insta followers, M:
11.7m
$Money per post:
$64,350
7
james harden
james harden
james harden (@jharden13)
11.2m
$61,600
Insta name:
@jharden13
Insta followers, M:
11.2m
$Money per post:
$61,600
8
chris paul
chris paul
chris paul (@cp3)
9.5m
$52,250
Insta name:
@cp3
Insta followers, M:
9.5m
$Money per post:
$52,250
9
paul george
paul george
paul george (@ygtrece)
8.6m
$47,300
Insta name:
@ygtrece
Insta followers, M:
8.6m
$Money per post:
$47,300
10
lonzo ball
lonzo ball
lonzo ball (@zo)
7.3m
$40,150
Insta name:
@zo
Insta followers, M:
7.3m
$Money per post:
$40,150
11
klay thompson
klay thompson
klay thompson (@klaythompson)
7.1m
$39,050
Insta name:
@klaythompson
Insta followers, M:
7.1m
$Money per post:
$39,050
12
carmelo anthony
carmelo anthony
carmelo anthony (@carmeloanthony)
6.9m
$37,950
Insta name:
@carmeloanthony
Insta followers, M:
6.9m
$Money per post:
$37,950
13
damian lillard
damian lillard
damian lillard (@damianlillard)
6.8m
$37,400
Insta name:
@damianlillard
Insta followers, M:
6.8m
$Money per post:
$37,400
14
giannis antetokounmpo
giannis antetokounmpo
giannis antetokounmpo (@giannis_an34)
6.8m
$37,400
Insta name:
@giannis_an34
Insta followers, M:
6.8m
$Money per post:
$37,400
15
ben simmons
ben simmons
ben simmons (@bensimmons)
4.8m
$26,400
Insta name:
@bensimmons
Insta followers, M:
4.8m
$Money per post:
$26,400
16
j.r. smith
j.r. smith
jr smith (@teamswish)
4.5m
$24,750
Insta name:
@teamswish
Insta followers, M:
4.5m
$Money per post:
$24,750
17
john wall
john wall
johnwall (@johnwall)
4.3m
$23,650
Insta name:
@johnwall
Insta followers, M:
4.3m
$Money per post:
$23,650
18
joel embiid
joel embiid
joel "the process" embiid (@joelembiid)
3.9m
$21,450
Insta name:
@joelembiid
Insta followers, M:
3.9m
$Money per post:
$21,450
19
isaiah thomas
isaiah thomas
isaiah thomas (@isaiahthomas)
3.7m
$20,350
Insta name:
@isaiahthomas
Insta followers, M:
3.7m
$Money per post:
$20,350
20
blake griffin
blake griffin
blake griffin (@blakegriffin23)
3.6m
$19,800
Insta name:
@blakegriffin23
Insta followers, M:
3.6m
$Money per post:
$19,800
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NBA Players vs The Insta Stars

Take a ride with us through the most followed stars of Instagram. Cristiano Ronaldo easily tops the list with 186.9 million followers, ahead of Dwayne Johnson (AKA ‘The Rock’) in second with 159.6 million. But how do the NBA Insta stars compare?

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Nr
Name
Insta name
Insta followers, M
1
lebron james
lebron james
lebron james (@kingjames)
54.7m
Insta name:
@kingjames
Insta followers, M:
54.7m
2
stephen curry
stephen curry
wardell curry (@stephencurry30)
28.2m
Insta name:
@stephencurry30
Insta followers, M:
28.2m
3
dwyane wade
dwyane wade
dwyanewade (@dwyanewade)
15.2m
Insta name:
@dwyanewade
Insta followers, M:
15.2m
4
russell westbrook
russell westbrook
russell westbrook (@russwest44)
14.5m
Insta name:
@russwest44
Insta followers, M:
14.5m
5
kyrie irving
kyrie irving
kyrie irving (@kyrieirving)
13.6m
Insta name:
@kyrieirving
Insta followers, M:
13.6m
1
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo (@cristiano)
196.6m
Insta name:
@cristiano
Insta followers, M:
196.6m
2
dwayne johnson
dwayne johnson
therock (@therock)
167.3m
Insta name:
@therock
Insta followers, M:
167.3m
3
kim kardashian
kim kardashian
kim kardashian west (@kimkardashian)
156m
Insta name:
@kimkardashian
Insta followers, M:
156m
4
kylie jenner
kylie jenner
kylie (@kyliejenner)
156m
Insta name:
@kyliejenner
Insta followers, M:
156m
5
beyonce
beyonce
beyonce (@beyonce)
137.5m
Insta name:
@beyonce
Insta followers, M:
137.5m
1
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo (@cristiano)
196.6m
Insta name:
@cristiano
Insta followers, M:
196.6m
2
lionel messi
lionel messi
leo messi (@leomessi)
140.2m
Insta name:
@leomessi
Insta followers, M:
140.2m
3
neymar
neymar
3n310ta neymarjr (@neymarjr)
131.1m
Insta name:
@neymarjr
Insta followers, M:
131.1m
4
david beckham
david beckham
david beckham (@davidbeckham)
60.1m
Insta name:
@davidbeckham
Insta followers, M:
60.1m
5
james rodriguez
james rodriguez
james rodriguez (@jamesrodriguez10)
44.7m
Insta name:
@jamesrodriguez10
Insta followers, M:
44.7m
1
david beckham
david beckham
david beckham (@davidbeckham)
60.1m
Insta name:
@davidbeckham
Insta followers, M:
60.1m
2
lebron james
lebron james
lebron james (@kingjames)
54.7m
Insta name:
@kingjames
Insta followers, M:
54.7m
3
ronaldinho
ronaldinho
ronaldinho de assis moreira (@ronaldinho)
50.5m
Insta name:
@ronaldinho
Insta followers, M:
50.5m
4
marcelo vieira jr.
marcelo vieira jr.
marcelo vieira jr. (@marcelotwelve)
43.2m
Insta name:
@marcelotwelve
Insta followers, M:
43.2m
5
gareth bale
gareth bale
gareth bale (@garethbale11)
42.9m
Insta name:
@garethbale11
Insta followers, M:
42.9m

Instagram Earnings Compared

Instagram is a big engagement powerhouse, meaning that users are forever desiring more fresh content. As a result, the big players of Insta can earn some top $ from the popular platform. LeBron James is the wealthiest NBA player in terms of charge per post, earning a crazy $300,850 for each one. However, that is easily trumped by the youngest Jenner Kylie, who claims $1,266,000 for every sponsored post on Insta.

Instagram Earnings Compared
nba
NBA player
$NBA player money per post
lebron james
$300,850
stephen curry
$155,100
dwyane wade
$83,600
russell westbrook
$79,750
kyrie irving
$74,800
Celebrity
$Celebrity money per post
kylie jenner
$1,266,000
cristiano ronaldo
$975,000
kim kardashian
$910,000
dwayne johnson
$882,000
beyonce
$785,000
Instagram Earnings Compared

LeBron James gets paid $300,850 for 1 Insta post, what could that buy you?

From 1 Instagram post, LeBron James can easily earn more than what most of us will earn annually. But to put it into perspective, what could $300,850 buy you today?

gets paid

286 iphone 11 pros

A McLaren 720S

Your very own Piper Malibu Mirage Aircraft!

A really old bottle of Champagne salvaged from a shipwreck

Tiffany Legacy diamond ring with 5.13 carats diamond worn by Anne Hathaway at the 2011 Oscars.

Rare James Bond Rolex worn by Sean Connery in the very first James Bond movie "Dr No"

Your very own 3 bed vacation house in beautiful Bali, Indonesia.

the same Lamborghini that Kylie Jenner bought Travis Scott for his 28th Birthday

Two of your very own yellow submarines!

Michael Jordan's Game Worn Converse Fastbreak for $190,373

Feed a family of 4 for 28 years

Fly to Sydney and back 286 times

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