Hopper HQ has published the first-ever Instagram Rich List for 2017, and it details what the most followed celebrities on the platform can stand to make from a single post. Predictably, the list features the likes of the Kardashians but more surprisingly, King James makes the cut.
There are two Rich Lists, one that includes the celebrities we know and love, and the other made up of social media influencers.
The celebrities are making up to $550,000 PER POST, while the social media influencers can make up to $18,000 per post, which IMO is not a bad deal.
That's right people, Selena Gomez makes roughly $550,000 per post.
The Kardashian-Jenner clan dominate the rest of the spots. Leading the crew is Kim with 100M followers, and $500,000 per post. Kylie follows not far behind with 95M followers, and $400,000 per post. Kendall with 87.1M followers, $370,000 per post. Khloe with 68M followers, $250,000 per post, and last but not least of the Kardashians, Kourtney with 57.8M followers at $250,000 per post.
LeBron James snuck in under the radar at number 10. He is one of the only two males in the top 10 with 30.7M followers, making, $120,000 per post.
In Instagram's most recent years celebrities and influencers with large followings have taken advantage of the fact that endorsing brands really brings the money in. *cough* fit tea *cough*.
Instagram has made an effort to make sure its 700 million active monthly users are aware of what is and isn't a paid partnership. The new requirement of being clear when something is an advertisement or is sponsored is Instagram's way of making sure they stay transparent. But clearly this doesn't stop the machine from rolling.
Check out the list for yourself… it seems like some of us might be in the wrong business!
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