Instagram Rich List 2019: See How Much Your Top African Influencers Earn

  • Business Elites Africa takes a look at the top five highest-paid African celebrity influencers on Instagram Rich List 2019.

With Instagram continuing to grow, 2019 has seen the highest amount of money for paid Instagram posts to date.

According to the recent ‘Instagram Rich List 2019’ compiled by Hopper HQ, an automated Instagram scheduler, Liverpool star, Mohammed Salah, is the highest-paid African celebrity influencer on the social media platform.

Instagram Rich List 2019

He holds the 26th position, ranking higher than American basketball player Stephen Curry and retired professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather.

David Adeleke, better known as ‘Davido’, comes in as second African on the list, earning an estimated $74,000 (N26.7 million) every time he puts up a sponsored post on Instagram. Ranked as the 38th highest-paid celebrity influencer on the social media platform, the singer and DMW boss earns more than professional wrestler Ronda Rousey and Tennis star Serena Williams.

Instagram Rich List 2019

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Explaining the reason for the annual list based on internal data, agency rate cards, and public information, Hopper HQ co-founder Mike Bandar told CNBC’s “Make It”“Everyone has seen or responded to influencer marketing, whether they know it or not.”

He added, “We thought it would be interesting to explore the inner workings of the marketing channel, celebrate the growth of the industry and inspire those who want to be influencers.”

Here are 2019’s top five highest-paid African influencers on Instagram:

Click here to see the Instagram Rich List 2019 Full List

  • Mohammed Salah

Spot: 26 (Global); 1 (Africa)

Followers: 30.7 million

Earnings per post: $165,000

Net worth: $40 million

  • Davido

Spot: 38 (Global); 1 (Nigeria)

Followers: 11.9 million

Earnings per post: $74,000

Net worth: $16 million

  • Funke Akindele -Bello

Spot: 45 (Global); 2 (Nigeria)

Followers: 8.1 million

Earnings per post: $50,500

Net worth: $1 million

  • Wizkid

Spot: 46 (Global) 3 (Nigeria)

Followers: 8.1 million

Earnings per post: $49,700

Net worth: $12 million

  • Tiwa Savage

Spot: 48 (Global) 4 (Nigeria)

Followers: 7.7 million

Earnings per post: $47,200

Net worth: $5 million

 

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