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Find out how much Kohli earns from each Instagram post

  • Published at 01:09 pm November 10th, 2017
  • Last updated at 09:43 pm November 10th, 2017
Find out how much Kohli earns from each Instagram post
India cricket captain Virat Kohli has a lot going for him at the moment. The 29-year-old has exhibited remarkable batting consistency and astute leadership in all three formats of the game. Kohli not only has a vision for Indian cricket but has also been able to implement measures within the team to achieve it. From showcasing an aggressive brand of cricket to drastic improvement in fitness levels of players, Kohli's stamp is all over the current Indian cricket set up.
Kohli is not just the most marketable athlete in India but the face of cricket globally. In a sense, his popularity and power has been captured by his massive following on various social networks. The Delhi batsman has over 20 million followers on Twitter, 15 million on Instagram and more than 36 million likes on Facebook. Earlier, the Indian skipper became the only cricketer to be featured in Forbes list of athletes with top brand value, where the he was ranked at number seven, even ahead of global superstars like FC Barcelona and Argentine talisman Lionel Messi. He was also ranked ahead of the former Golf World No.1 Rory Mcilroy and two-time NBA champion Stephen Curry. 19-time Tennis Grand Slam champion Roger Federer led the chart with an estimated brand value of $37.2 million, followed by NBA superstar LeBron James at number two and the 'Fastest Man on Earth' Usain Bolt was placed at third. The Indian talisman earns a whopping $500,000 (Rs 3.2 crore) per promotional post on Instagram, that is the same amount as football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.