Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal among Top 50 IG earners during lockdown

DALLAS - JUNE 20: Series MVP Dwyane Wade #3 and Shaquille O'Neal #32 of the Miami Heat celebrate together after the Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks in game six of the 2006 NBA Finals on June 20, 2006 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Heat won 95-92 and win the series 4-2. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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.