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 $401,000 per Insta post!

Nr
Name
Insta name
Insta followers, M
$Money per post
1
lebron james
lebron james
lebron james (@kingjames)
74.2m
$401,000
Insta name:
@kingjames
Insta followers, M:
74.2m
$Money per post:
$401,000
2
stephen curry
stephen curry
wardell curry (@stephencurry30)
31.6m
$171,000
Insta name:
@stephencurry30
Insta followers, M:
31.6m
$Money per post:
$171,000
3
dwyane wade
dwyane wade
dwyanewade (@dwyanewade)
17m
$92,000
Insta name:
@dwyanewade
Insta followers, M:
17m
$Money per post:
$92,000
4
russell westbrook
russell westbrook
russell westbrook (@russwest44)
15.7m
$85,000
Insta name:
@russwest44
Insta followers, M:
15.7m
$Money per post:
$85,000
5
kyrie irving
kyrie irving
kyrie irving (@kyrieirving)
13.7m
$74,000
Insta name:
@kyrieirving
Insta followers, M:
13.7m
$Money per post:
$74,000
6
kevin durant
kevin durant
kevin durant (@easymoneysniper)
11.7m
$63,000
Insta name:
@easymoneysniper
Insta followers, M:
11.7m
$Money per post:
$63,000
7
james harden
james harden
james harden (@jharden13)
11m
$59,000
Insta name:
@jharden13
Insta followers, M:
11m
$Money per post:
$59,000
8
chris paul
chris paul
chris paul (@cp3)
9.9m
$53,000
Insta name:
@cp3
Insta followers, M:
9.9m
$Money per post:
$53,000
9
paul george
paul george
paul george (@ygtrece)
8.9m
$48,000
Insta name:
@ygtrece
Insta followers, M:
8.9m
$Money per post:
$48,000
10
lonzo ball
lonzo ball
lonzo ball (@zo)
8.7m
$47,000
Insta name:
@zo
Insta followers, M:
8.7m
$Money per post:
$47,000
11
giannis antetokounmpo
giannis antetokounmpo
giannis antetokounmpo (@giannis_an34)
8.5m
$46,000
Insta name:
@giannis_an34
Insta followers, M:
8.5m
$Money per post:
$46,000
12
damian lillard
damian lillard
damian lillard (@damianlillard)
8.4m
$45,000
Insta name:
@damianlillard
Insta followers, M:
8.4m
$Money per post:
$45,000
13
klay thompson
klay thompson
klay thompson (@klaythompson)
8.1m
$22,000
Insta name:
@klaythompson
Insta followers, M:
8.1m
$Money per post:
$22,000
14
carmelo anthony
carmelo anthony
carmelo anthony (@carmeloanthony)
7.3m
$39,000
Insta name:
@carmeloanthony
Insta followers, M:
7.3m
$Money per post:
$39,000
15
ben simmons
ben simmons
ben simmons (@bensimmons)
5.3m
$29,000
Insta name:
@bensimmons
Insta followers, M:
5.3m
$Money per post:
$29,000
16
j.r. smith
j.r. smith
jr smith (@teamswish)
5m
$27,000
Insta name:
@teamswish
Insta followers, M:
5m
$Money per post:
$27,000
17
joel embiid
joel embiid
joel "the process" embiid (@joelembiid)
4.4m
$24,000
Insta name:
@joelembiid
Insta followers, M:
4.4m
$Money per post:
$24,000
18
john wall
john wall
johnwall (@johnwall)
4.3m
$23,000
Insta name:
@johnwall
Insta followers, M:
4.3m
$Money per post:
$23,000
19
blake griffin
blake griffin
blake griffin (@blakegriffin23)
3.7m
$20,000
Insta name:
@blakegriffin23
Insta followers, M:
3.7m
$Money per post:
$20,000
20
isaiah thomas
isaiah thomas
isaiah thomas (@isaiahthomas)
3.6m
$19,000
Insta name:
@isaiahthomas
Insta followers, M:
3.6m
$Money per post:
$19,000
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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)
74.2m
Insta name:
@kingjames
Insta followers, M:
74.2m
2
stephen curry
stephen curry
wardell curry (@stephencurry30)
31.6m
Insta name:
@stephencurry30
Insta followers, M:
31.6m
3
dwyane wade
dwyane wade
dwyanewade (@dwyanewade)
17m
Insta name:
@dwyanewade
Insta followers, M:
17m
4
russell westbrook
russell westbrook
russell westbrook (@russwest44)
15.7m
Insta name:
@russwest44
Insta followers, M:
15.7m
5
kyrie irving
kyrie irving
kyrie irving (@kyrieirving)
13.7m
Insta name:
@kyrieirving
Insta followers, M:
13.7m
1
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo (@cristiano)
241.6m
Insta name:
@cristiano
Insta followers, M:
241.6m
2
dwayne johnson
dwayne johnson
therock (@therock)
203m
Insta name:
@therock
Insta followers, M:
203m
3
kylie jenner
kylie jenner
kylie (@kimkardashian)
200.2m
Insta name:
@kimkardashian
Insta followers, M:
200.2m
4
kim kardashian
kim kardashian
kim kardashian west (@)
191.4m
Insta name:
@
Insta followers, M:
191.4m
5
beyonce
beyonce
beyonce (@beyonce)
155.6m
Insta name:
@beyonce
Insta followers, M:
155.6m
1
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo
cristiano ronaldo (@cristiano)
241.6m
Insta name:
@cristiano
Insta followers, M:
241.6m
2
lionel messi
lionel messi
leo messi (@leomessi)
168.6m
Insta name:
@leomessi
Insta followers, M:
168.6m
3
neymar
neymar
3n310ta neymarjr (@neymarjr)
143m
Insta name:
@neymarjr
Insta followers, M:
143m
4
david beckham
david beckham
david beckham (@davidbeckham)
64.8m
Insta name:
@davidbeckham
Insta followers, M:
64.8m
5
james rodriguez
james rodriguez
james rodriguez (@jamesrodriguez10)
46.6m
Insta name:
@jamesrodriguez10
Insta followers, M:
46.6m
1
lebron james
lebron james
lebron james (@kingjames)
74.2m
Insta name:
@kingjames
Insta followers, M:
74.2m
2
david beckham
david beckham
david beckham (@davidbeckham)
64.8m
Insta name:
@davidbeckham
Insta followers, M:
64.8m
3
ronaldinho
ronaldinho
ronaldinho de assis moreira (@ronaldinho)
52.4m
Insta name:
@ronaldinho
Insta followers, M:
52.4m
4
marcelo vieira jr.
marcelo vieira jr.
marcelo vieira jr. (@marcelotwelve)
45.9m
Insta name:
@marcelotwelve
Insta followers, M:
45.9m
5
gareth bale
gareth bale
gareth bale (@garethbale11)
43.6m
Insta name:
@garethbale11
Insta followers, M:
43.6m

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 $401,000 for each one. However, that is easily trumped by the youngest Jenner Kylie, who claims $1,266,000 for every sponsored post on Insta.

NBA Player Instagram Earnings Compared
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NBA player
$NBA player money per post
lebron james
$401,000
stephen curry
$171,000
dwyane wade
$92,000
russell westbrook
$85,000
kyrie irving
$74,000
Celebrity
$Celebrity money per post
cristiano ronaldo
$1,300,000
dwayne johnson
$1,100,000
kylie jenner
$1,100,000
kim kardashian
$1,000,000
beyonce
$785,000
Celebrity Instagram Earnings Compared