NBA Superstars LeBron James and Stephen Curry Make it to the Top 50 ‘Instagram Richlist’

Published 07/02/2021, 11:45 AM EDT


Lately, social media is growing amongst celebrities, and every post hits headlines the very next day. Instagram is a daily diet for fans across the world. Well, NBA players are minting money off this popularity that particularly includes LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

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The recent Hopper HQ’s ‘Instagram Richlist’ Top 50 includes LeBron James and Steph Curry. They are amongst those celebrities who are earning the most out of each IG post uploaded on their page.

May 19, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) smiles after shooting a basket over Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) in the first half of the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Hopper HQ Instagram Richlist shows eye-opening rankings

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This list includes 395 celebrities, sportspeople, and influencers across the world. It is topped by football icon Christiano Ronaldo. He has won the popularity game with a staggering 295 million fan base and $1,604,000 cost per post in his bank account. Last year, Dwyane Johnson was at the first spot.

Lakers’ star James currently has more than 87 million followers on Instagram while Steph holds approximately 34 million of the strength. And the two powerhouses are making $474,000 and $187,000 per post respectively. Well, those are massive numbers!

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry are ruling the IG numbers

In addition to breaking tremendous records on the court, the two superstars have now taken over NBA fans on IG. Other than the big checks through shoe deals and match money, IG is becoming another money machine for these bigwigs. Nonetheless, their social media pages are quite exciting for their followers.

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Jan 18, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) defends Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second quarter at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

LeBron, who is placed at the 24th spot on the list, is an active member on his account with posts and stories going up on a regular basis. And, the King has attracted a large chunk of money doing the same. On the other hand, Steph also stands as the second NBA player from the top in this ‘Richlist’. Fans often land up in Steph’s IG Live to see their favorite scorer of the league.

Warriors’ man Steph Curry was part of the MVP race this season, averaging 32 points per game. He was on a roll dropping big numbers in consecutive games. And now his scores are setting records on the IG list as well. It’s just another dagger for him!

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Pavni Ahuja

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Pavni Ahuja is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Housing a keen interest in sports journalism, she is pursuing an undergraduate Journalism degree from Christ University. Pavni is an ardent fan of the NBA, with prior district-level playing experience in basketball.

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