With an astounding following of over 256 million on Instagram, Virat Kohli stands tall among the most prominent sporting figures in the realm of online presence. His updates, ranging from on-field endeavors to glimpses of personal life with his wife, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, have captivated fans worldwide.
The cricket sensation has secured a spot in the list of the world’s top 100 highest-paid athletes, with an estimated net worth surpassing INR1,000 crore, according to the recent Sportico rankings.
Virat Kohli Clarifies His Instagram Earnings As “Not True”
However, Kohli recently turned to X (formerly Twitter) to address misconceptions surrounding his earnings from his official Instagram account. A report from Hopper HQ, a social media marketing solutions platform, positioned him as the third-wealthiest athlete on Instagram, the sole Indian presence within the top 25 global personalities.
The report suggested that each of Kohli’s posts garnered an astonishing $1,384,000, or over Rs 11.45 crore.
Nonetheless, the cricket luminary refuted these claims, asserting that the circulating news concerning his social media earnings is indeed false. In his statement, Kohli acknowledged his gratitude for the opportunities life has granted him but clarified the misinformation surrounding his digital revenue.
The 2023 Instagram Rich List, while noting Kohli’s influence, featured an array of illustrious names such as Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Khloe Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Kourtney Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Neymar Jr, Kevin Hart, Cardi B, Demi Lovato, Rihanna, Billie Eilish, and Kylian Mbappe.
Kohli, currently on a break, is momentarily absent as India contests a five-match T20I series against the West Indies. Anticipating his return, cricket enthusiasts can look forward to his participation in India’s campaign in the Asia Cup 2023, set to commence later this month in Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
As Kohli’s legacy continues to unfold, his influence extends well beyond the cricket pitch, capturing hearts and attention in the digital realm as well.