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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Person to Hit 250 Million Followers on Instagram

Juventus star Ronaldo becomes the first person to hit the 250 million mark on Instagram, while the soccer star himself followed only 458 people on Instagram

For Ronaldo, this is an impressive milestone outside the football field.

According to Forbes, he earns nearly USD 1 million per sponsored post on Instagram.

Celebrating the 𝟐𝟓𝟎 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 followers, Ronaldo shared a special post on Instagram with a caption saying: “What an incredible number!!! Thank you all, you’re part of this journey!.”


Meanwhile, in 2020, with 19.7 million likes, the Portuguese star also managed to hold the record of the most-liked post of the year.

His post mourning the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona received the most number of likes on Instagram last year.


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A post shared by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)

After him, the second most followed sportsperson on Instagram is Ronaldo’s arch-nemesis Lionel Messi having 174 million followers.

While Brazil’s Neymar is the third most followed footballer with 144 million followers.

The five-time Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo has a massive fan-following across the globe and is one of the most prominent sportspersons in the world.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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