Instagram has become a place where people make money and become super-famous. While the richest men on Instagram today may not have made their money from the social media platform, they have certainly attained or increased their celebrity status – thanks to the many followers they have accrued on the platform.
Here is a list of the very rich and famous who saw it fit to grace Instagram with their presence. Many of them are business moguls and celebrities. We regard them as the richest men on Instagram.
10. James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez is a Colombian professional soccer player and plays for the Spanish club, Real Madrid as a midfielder. His jersey number in Real Madrid is 10. He is one of the most promising young talents in the world of soccer. His famous goal in Soccer World Cup 2014 against Uruguay was awarded as the Best Goal of the 2014 World Cup.
Rodriguez started his career with a Colombian second division club, Envigado. Then through his dedication, skill, technique and hard work, he caught the attention of many big clubs and eventually ended with the Spanish giants. He has 16.1 million followers on Instagram.
9. Neymar Junior
Neymar Junior is a Brazilian professional soccer player, currently playing for Spanish club Barcelona. Neymar has been regarded as the best young talent in the world of soccer. His technique, vision and playing style has earned him a lot of fame in the world of soccer.
His first club was Santos. But he was on the radar of many big clubs and finally, FC Barcelona succeeded in getting his signature. He has shined at Barcelona since his arrival and has been an important part of the treble winning season. At the age of 23, he has better stats than any other player ever had at that age. He has 35.2 million followers on Instagram.
8. The Rock Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor and producer. He is also a semi-retired WWE professional wrestler. In his youth, he was a football player and played college football at the University of Miami. Later, he became a professional wrestler and gained a lot of fame and recognition in World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
He has been WWE world champion for 10 times. Johnson has also been popular in his acting career, appearing in many famous titles, including the Fast & Furious Franchise, Journey 2, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Other Guys, The Scorpion King, Walking Tall, Be Cool, and Doom. With over 33 million followers on Instagram, The Rock’s wealth is estimated at $190 million.
7. Dan Bilzerian
Dan Bilzerian is an American professional poker player, actor and a social media personality. His Instagram profile shows his lavish and luxury lifestyle. His gambling, endorsements and part-time acting career are the sources of his income. He is most famous for his Instagram profile, where he uploads many pictures of his luxury and ‘party all the time’ kind of lifestyle.
In the movie ‘Olympus has Fallen’ he appeared as a stuntman. He also appeared in movies ‘The Other Woman’, ‘The Equalizer’, and ‘Cat Run 2’. He has 13.8 million followers on Instagram and, the value of his wealth is as much as $150 million.
6. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and an actor. He rose to fame when he became the lead vocalist of NSYNC, which became the bestselling Boy Bands of all time. Timberlake’s first studio album was released in 2002, named ‘Justified’. It was a success and earned him 2 Grammy awards.
His second studio album, named ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ was also a big commercial success and Timberlake became one of the most commercially successful singers of the decade. Later, he released two more studio albums. His filmography includes, ‘Runner Runner’, ‘In Time’, ‘Friends with Benefits’, ‘The Social Network’ and many others. His $230 million comes from his activities in the entertainment industry. On Instagram, Justin has over 17.6 million followers.
5. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is an Argentinian professional soccer player and plays for Spanish club Barcelona. Messi is regarded as the best soccer player on earth. Due to his amazing vision, skills and brilliance on the field, he has won many accolades for his club and also for himself. His amazing statistics and playing style is compared with the likes of Pele and Maradona. Messi has won many trophies for his team, including 4 champion leagues, and 7 domestic league trophies.
He has also won 4 Ballon O’Dor awards, more than any player in the history of soccer, for best individual performance in a season. He is an all-time top scorer of FC Barcelona and also Spanish Premier League, La Liga. Messi has endorsement deals with Adidas and Pepsi Cola International. Being 28 years old, he still has many years left in him to show his brilliance on the pitch and amaze the fans with his performances. He has 28.5 million followers on Instagram.
4. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer and plays for Spanish club Real Madrid. Ronaldo and Messi’s rivalry is one of the best rivalries in the 21st century. He is also considered as the best soccer player the world has ever seen. Due to his athleticism and brilliant moves on the field, he is an asset to his club and has proven himself as the best. His consistency in performance and scoring goals, day after day, has earned him the title – Goal Scoring Machine – amongst his fans.
Ronaldo is an all-time top scorer of Real Madrid. He started his professional soccer career with Portuguese club Sporting CP. Then, due to his talent, Manchester United bought him and groomed him to be the best. Later in 2009, he joined Real Madrid. The 30-year-old winger still has a few years in him to amaze the fans with his brilliance and skills. He has 36.9 million followers on Instagram and his wealth valued at $400 million.
3. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather is an American former professional boxer. Throughout his boxing career, Mayweather was undefeated. He fought 49 total matches as a professional boxer and won all of them. His recent and most famous match was with Manny Pacquiao. This match gained a lot of media attention worldwide. Mayweather has won 12 world titles.
Mayweather is known for showing off his wealth on social media. His Instagram profile shows his luxury lifestyle. Due to his unbeaten record and gameplay style, he comes in the category of greatest boxers of all time like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Although he has retired, he occasionally comes into the ring and one such example is the match with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather has 9.1 million followers on Instagram.
2. Richard Branson
Richard Branson is an English businessman and an investor. He is the founder of Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies. Since his teenage, he had a mindset of an entrepreneur and started a magazine named ‘Student’. In this magazine, he published the interviews of many famous personalities. Later in the 1970s, he started a mail-order record business.
Two years later, he opened a chain of record stores called Virgin Records. His popular business ventures include Virgin Media, Virgin Records, Virgin Fuel, Virgin Trains, Virgin Express, Virgin Mobile, and Virgin Comics. Branson is also a famous humanitarian and has donated millions of dollars to charities protecting humans, animals, and environment. Branson has 546K followers on Instagram. His wealth is estimated at $5.1 billion.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, an American computer programmer and a tech entrepreneur is famous for co-founding the biggest social media network in the world, Facebook. He is the current Chairman and CEO of Facebook, Inc. Zuckerberg, along with his four other partners, launched Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard.
Later, Facebook became a worldwide success and at the age of 23, Zuckerberg became a billionaire. As of 2015, Facebook had 1.5 billion active users around the world. Zuckerberg was named by Time magazine among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world in 2010. The man and his wife are very charitable. They were named among the 50 most generous Americans in 2013. Zuckerberg donated $25 million to fight Ebola virus. His wealth is estimated at $72.1 billion and he has over 185K followers on Instagram.