NBA Players Make Big Bank off of Instagram

LeBron James
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This digital age has been put to the test by the pandemic. Interviews are all done digitally, people have been forced to work remotely over their computers and people have been forced to find ways to make money without having a 9-5 to rely on.

If you are a star athlete this pandemic is no problem as long as you have an Instagram account and a large following. According to MyProtein, top players like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are all making five to six figures on Instagram alone.

LeBron James makes 355,500 a post on Instagram. For a year, he makes about $11 million off Instagram. Curry makes about $170,500 per post. Finally, Kevin Durant makes about $66,900 per post.

Some other athletes, like Shaquille O’ Neal ($93,200 per post), Dwyane Wade ($94,000 per post) and Russell Westbrook ($86,000 per post), are also raking in a handsome amount for their posts on Instagram.