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Sh40m is what CR7 earns for each sponsored Instagram post

Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo pockets a cool Sh40.9 million (£308,000) every time he posts sponsored messages on Instagram, The Mirror has reported.

In effect, this huge pay check makes the Real Madrid forward one of the top earning celebrities via social media.

The Mirror reported that Ronaldo, who has 106 million followers on the photo-sharing app, is placed third in the “Instagram rich list” as the top-earning male in the world.

According to the paper, the only other male in the top 10 – and indeed the only other sportsperson – is NBA star LeBron James, who can earns Sh12 million (£92,457) per post.