Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; almost all sports have been prohibited to play. Albeit, life is going back to track. There are no signs of sports; to be played in stadiums having a crowd. Thankfully, due to Instagram; some athletes kept on earning in the lock-down period.
A data collected by ‘Attain’ between March 12 and May 14 lists the highest earning athletes during lockdown. This list contains a cricketer. Virat Kohli – The captain of Indian men’s cricket team and of Royal Challengers Bangalore; found a spot in the star-studded list.
Check out the complete list below:
#10: Anthony Joshua – BOXING
Anthony Joshua born on 15 October 1989 is a British professional boxer who is a two-time unified heavyweight champion, having; held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019 and previously; between 2016 and June 2019. At regional level, he held Commonwealth heavyweight title from 2014 to 2016.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $153885.
#9: Dani Alves – Football
Dani Alves, one the most decorated players in the history of football; having won a massive 39 trophies. He is known for his stint at; FC Barcelona. Alves is considered as; one of the best right-backs of his generation. He currently is the captain; of Brazil football team.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $169330.
#8: Dwayne Wade – Basketball
Dwyane Wade born on January 17, 1982; is an American former professional basketball player. After a prosperous college basketball; vocation with; the Marquette Golden Eagles, Wade was drafted; fifth overall in the ;2003 NBA draft by the Heat. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year vocation playing for; the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association (NBA). In his third season, Wade led the Heat; to their first NBA Championship; in franchise history and was denominated; the 2006 NBA Finals MVP.
His income from Instagram during lockdown -$181302.
#7: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Football
Zlatan Ibrahimović born on 3 October 1981 is a Swedish footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club AC Milan. Ibrahimovic is widely regarded as; one of the best strikers of his generation. He is one of the most embellished active footballers in the world; having won 31 trophies and scored 540+ career goals.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $233568.
#6: Virat Kohli – Cricket
Virat Kohli; born on 5 November 1988 is an Indian cricketer who captains Indian national cricket team and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. A right-handed top-order batsman; Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world. He holds the world record for being the fastest batsman to 10,000 and 11,000 runs in ODI cricket.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $480395.
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#5: David Beckham – Football
David Beckham born on 2 May 1975 is an English former professional footballer who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, in his prime and the England national team. Beckham is the current president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: Spain, France, United States and England. He retired in May 2013.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $513407.
#4: Shaquille O’Neal – Basketball
Shaquille O’Neal born on March 6, 1972 is an American former professional basketball player who is currently a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is considered; one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $739194
#3: Neymar Jr. – Football
Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a left-winger for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered; as one of the best players in the world behind Lionel Messi; and Cristiano Ronaldo. He is best known; for his stint at FC Barcelona.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $1393205.
#2: Lionel Messi – Football
The greatest football player – Lionel Messi is second in this list. He was born on born 24 June 1987. He captains FC Barcelona and; Argentina national football team. He is a prolific goalscorer; and creative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most goals in La Liga (438), and most assists in La Liga (181) and the Copa América (12). He has scored over 700 senior career goals; for club and country. He has won a record 6 Ballon d’Or. He is right now the best player in the world; and considered as the one of the greatest; players of all-time.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $1519860
#1: Cristiano Ronaldo – Football
Best known for his stint at Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo; is the no.1 earner during lockdown. He was on born 5 February 1985 and plays as a forward for Serie A club; Juventus. He also captains the Portugal national team. Often compared with Messi; as the greatest player and a prolific striker; who has 700+ goals under his belt. He has won 5 Ballon D’Or.
His income from Instagram during lockdown – $2384072
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