Celebrities, including professional athletes, took the opportunity to cash in during lockdown. Two prominent former NBA players made the list of the Top 50 earners on Instagram while the world was stopped by the coronavirus. Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal made handsome amounts through sponsored Instagram posts.
According to attain, Shaq (17 million subscribers) earned $720,528 by posting 16 sponsored posts. That is $45,033 per post. The four-time NBA champion is number eight on the list which is topped by comedian Kevin Hart.
Meanwhile, Miami Heat legend D-Wade (16.6 million subscribers), who made $196,388,473 through NBA contracts, earned $176,724 (number 28 on the list). It took him 4 sponsored posts with average of $44,181 per post.