Cristiano Ronaldo is making history once again, this time on social media. The Portuguese star becomes the first person in the world to reach the 300 million follower mark on Instagram.
300 million followers for Cristiano Ronaldo! The Juventus star was also the first person to reach the 200 million mark on the same platform.
A true global sports icon, Ronaldo has been breaking left-right-center records since he started playing football. The five-time Golden Ball has been used to breaking records on the pitch and his achievements in stadiums around the world often have a positive impact off the pitch.
Ronaldo, the first man to have 300 million Instagram followers, is way ahead of second Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. The wrestler turned actor has 246 million followers on the platform.
According to a report last year, the former Real Madrid is also the highest-paid celebrity on Instagram. From March 2019 to March 2020, Ronaldo made the most money on Instagram thanks to sponsored posts. He pocketed $ 50.3 million, which is far more than the salary he earns ($ 33 million) at his football club Juventus. Her earnings were far greater than that of reality TV celebrity Kylie Jenner.
300 million followers for Cristiano Ronaldo on Instagram.
The first person in the world to reach this number. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/SGmsvPaBpU
– Football News (@ActuFoot_) June 18, 2021
Earlier this week, the Portugal captain made European Championship history by becoming the summer tournament’s all-time top scorer after his record-breaking goals in the 10th and 11th round in the opener of Euro 2020 against Hungary.
Ronaldo, who was playing his fifth European Championship record on Tuesday, surpassed the previous mark of nine goals set by Frenchman Michel Platini in the list of top scorers in the Euro.