‘Rock’ Dwayne Johnson becomes Instagram's highest-paid celebrity

By: News Desk      Published: 11:52 AM, 8 Jul, 2020
‘Rock’ Dwayne Johnson becomes Instagram's highest-paid celebrity

Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson has been named Instagram's highest-paid celebrity, the title which was earlier held by Kylie Jenner and Selena Gomez.

The 48-year-old star charges approximately USD 1,015,000 (Rs 7,59,93,050) for a sponsored post, according to the social media marketing firm Hopper HQ. According to a BBC report, Kylie Jenner, who earlier held the position, used to charge USD 1.2 million (Rs 8,98,44,000) for a sponsored post last year.

According to the new list, Jenner now holds the number two position at an estimated USD 986,000 (Rs 7,38,21,820) per post. As of now, while Kylie has 184 million followers, and Johnson has 189 million followers.

Other celebrities who featured on this year's list are footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who charges about USD 889,000 (Rs 6,65,59,430) per post, and Jenner's sister Kim Kardashian, who charges USD 858,000 (Rs 6,42,38,460) for each post. Singer and songwriter Ariana Grande also featured in the top five, and she charges about USD 853,000 (RS 6,38,64,110).

Before this, Dwayne Johnson was also named Hollywood's highest-paid actor of 2019 by Forbes.

The Baywatch star and the former WWE champion got married to his longtime partner Lauren Hashian in a beautiful ceremony in Hawaii last year in August. The Rock and Lauren met on the set of The Game Plan in 2006, but started dating after his split from Dany Garcia.

Dwayne was last seen in films like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and Jumanji: The Next Level.