Tom Brady’s wife and Shakira among highest earning wags on social media

It was revealed recently that Cristiano Ronaldo is the third highest-paid celebrity on Instagram, earning £780,487 per post.

He is closely followed by fellow football stars Neymar and Lionel Messi, while basketball’s LeBron James and cricket’s Virat Kohli are the only non-footballers inside the top 10.

However, it isn’t just sports stars themselves who make a killing off of Instagram and Twitter.

It seems the partners of some of sports biggest names are also cashing in on paid social media posts.

But who is the best paid wag in sport?

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1. Shakira

It’s easy to forget, but Colombian singer Shakira is actually married to Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique, and she boasts almost four times as many followers as her hubby on Instagram.

Estimated earnings: £123,355

2. Victoria Beckham

Another singer turned wag, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham is always showing off her kids on her Instagram, as well as doing a number of sponsored posts.

Estimated earnings: £55,991

3. Gisele Bundchen

Tom Brady’s Brazilian model wife Gisele Bundchen comes in third. The 39-year-old is also an environmental activist, author, actress, and businesswoman.

Estimated earnings: £31,819.

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4. Alani Vazquez (La La Anthony)

The wife of NBA star Carmelo Anthony, known now as La La, Alani Vazquez shot to fame as a yelevision personality.

Estimated earnings: £20,009

5. Carrie Underwood

Chart-topping singer Carrie Underwood is next on the list. She’s married to ex-NHL star Mike Fisher.

Estimated earnings: £18,910

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6. Kristin Cavallari

The wife of ex-NFL star Jay Cutler, Kristin Cavallari is another actress and TV personality on the list.

Estimated earnings: £7,770

7. Jessie James Decker

Italian country pop sensation Jessie James Decker married Eric Decker in 2013, taking his name too.

Estimated earnings: £6,522

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8. Sara Carbonero

Sara Carbonero is the wife of legendary Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. A sports journalist in her own right, Carbonero has recently successfully finished chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

Estimated earnings: £5,326

9. Vanessa Bryant

As her name suggests, Vanessa is married to LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. She began her career as model and appeared in numerous music videos.

Estimated earnings: £2,914

10. Savannah James

Another wag to a basketball icon, Savannah is married to her high school sweetheart LeBron James.

Estimated earnings: £2,619

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