The captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli has achieved yet another milestone, this time, however, off the field. The modern-day batting maestro is also one of the most influenced personalities on social media and admired by millions of people around the world.
The number ODI batsman has become the first Indian to touch 100 million followers on Instagram and on top of it, he is the only Asian and cricketer to reach this landmark. He currently has exactly 100 million followers.
Virat Kohli is the 4th highest followed sportsperson on Instagram in the world after Cristiano Ronaldo (266 M), Lionel Messi (186 M), and Neymar (147 M), and overall at the 23rd position with the most number of followers.
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In India, Kohli is almost 39 million followers ahead of the second-placed Priyanka Chopra who has almost 61 million followers. Chopra is also the second-highest Asian celebrity to be followed on Instagram.
Virat Kohli is also the only Indian in 2020 Forbes World's Highest-Paid Athletes list with $26 mn worth. His earnings from endorsement stand at USD 24 million and USD 2 million from salary/winnings. The 31-year-old is also the only cricketer in the top-100 list.
With earnings of USD 25 million, Virat Kohli was ranked 100th in 2019 and 83rd in 2018 with USD 24 million.