Virat Kohli ahead of Conor McGregor, Mohamed Salah in Instagram Rich List

first_imgVirat Kohli ahead of Conor McGregor, Mohamed Salah in Instagram Rich ListCricket superstar Virat Kohli, who is already the only Indian in Forbes 2019 list of highest-paid athletes, earns close to $196.000 per post on Instagram.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 24, 2019UPDATED: July 24, 2019 14:06 IST Virat Kohli is ninth on Instagram Rich List for sports in 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli is 9th on the list with estimated earnings of $196,000 per Instagram postCristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi hold the top 3 spotsRonda Rousey and Serena Williamson only women in top 16 of Instagram Rich List for sportsIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli is among the top 10 in Instagram ‘Rich List’ for sports for 2019 that is headed by Juventus and Portugal superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.Virat Kohli is ranked 9th in the Instagram Rich List for sportspersons and is ahead of the likes of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, UFC great Conor McGregor, Liverpool star Mohamed Salah and boxing great Floyd Mayweather.Incidentally, Virat Kohli is the only cricketer in the top 16 of the sports list. The India captain, who is among the most-followed cricketers in the sport, is also the only cricketer in Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes for 2019. According to the Forbes 2019 list, Virat Kohli is estimated to earn $21m from endorsements and $4m from salary and winnings, taking his total tally to $25m for the last 12 months.Cristiano Ronaldo, according to HopperHQ — an Instagram scheduling tool — earns close to $975,000 per post while Virat Kohli earns $196,000 per Instagram post. Ronaldo is also 3rd on the overall list, only behind Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande.Neymar has pipped Lionel Messi to be on the 2nd spot on the sportspersons list while former England and Manchester United football player, David Beckham holds the 4th spot. Basketball star LeBron James is at the fifth spot while Ronaldo Moreir, Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic occupy the next 3 spots.Former UFC star Ronda Rousey and tennis great Serena Williams are the only 2 women in the top 16 . Notably, Serena has been the only tennis player among the top 16.Instagram Rich List for Sports 2019 – Top 16advertisement1. Cristiano Ronaldo – $975,000 cost per post2. Neymar – $722,000 cost per post3. Lionel Messi – $648,000 per post4. David Beckham – $357,000 per post5. LeBron James – $272.000 per post6. Ronaldo Moreira – #256,000 per post7. Gareth Bale – $218.000 per post8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – $200,000 per post9. Virat Kohli – $196,000 per post10. Luis Suarez – $184,000 per post11. Conor McGregor – $169,000 per post12. Mohamed Salah – $165,000 per post13. Stephen Curry – $142,000 per post14. Floyd Mayweather – $124,000 per post15. Ronda Rousey – $67,750 per post16. Serena Williams – $60,500 per postAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Instagram rich listFollow Cristiano RonaldoFollow Lionel MessiFollow LeBron JamesFollow Conor McGregorFollow Mohamed Salahlast_img read more

TSX advances as US Federal Reserve commits to further stimulus measures

TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed higher after the U.S. Federal Reserve delivered on expectations for more help keeping the fragile economic recovery going.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 127.54 points to 12,360.16 after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will spend $40 billion a month on a new round of bond purchases to boost the weak economy, and has not set an end date.The money will be spent on mortgage backed securities to keep interest rates low, encourage lending and support the slow recovery of the housing sector.The bank will also continue to buy long bonds under its so-called twist program, leaving them buying a total of US$85 billion per month for the balance of the year under the two programs.The Fed also says it will keep buying more bonds until the job market shows substantial improvement.That could take awhile as the Fed also has lowered its outlook for growth this year, saying growth will be no stronger than two per cent this year, down from a 2.4 per cent forecast in June.However, it also expects growth to accelerate next year as much as three per cent, up from June’s forecast of as much as 2.8 per cent. For 2014, the Fed projected growth between three and 3.8 per cent.“The question is, how much of an effect it’s eventually going to have but right now everybody is buying it,” said John Johnston, chief strategist at Davis Rea Ltd.“It’s not going to have a huge impact on the economy but it will certainly have a big impact on the markets.”The TSX Venture Exchange climbed 20.25 points to 1,302.89.New York markets shot higher to multi-year highs with the Dow Jones industrials up 206.51 points to 13,539.86.The Nasdaq composite index jumped 41.52 points to 3,155.83, and the S&P 500 index was 23.43 points higher to 1,459.99.The Canadian dollar gained 0.87 of a cent to a fresh 13-month high of 103.27 cents US in the wake of the Fed announcement.The stimulus program involves quantitative easing, which sees the central bank print more money to fund the bond purchases, which in turn weakens the currency.The loonie has surged in value against the U.S. dollar since last week, up 2.35 cents since last Wednesday, after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi announced the ECB would buy government bonds to hold borrowing costs down the most vulnerable eurozone members. And the greenback further weakened over the last week as speculation grew the Fed was prepared to launch a third round of stimulus, particularly after August job creation figures disappointed even modest expectations.The Fed left interest rates near zero and said rates wouldn’t budge until mid-2015 at the earliest.In two previous bond-buying programs, the Fed bought more than US$2 trillion of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities after the 2008 financial crisis.At a later news conference, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said the bank doesn’t have a particular number in mind for the unemployment rate to fall to before ending this round of stimulus.He said the Fed is looking for a sustained improvement in the labour market, and it hasn’t seen that yet.The gold sector led TSX gainers, up almost four per cent as December bullion gained $38.40 to US$1,772.10 an ounce as buyers bought into the precious metal as a hedge against inflation. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) was up $1.57 to C$40.32 while Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) jumped $1.99 to $44.The base metals sector rose 2.5 per cent with December copper ahead two cents at US$3.71 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) rose 82 cents to C$31.44 and First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) climbed 70 cents to $22.78.The energy segment was up 1.5 per cent while the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed up $1.30 to US$98.31. Prices advanced after attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions and the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya sparked new worries about unrest in the Middle East. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) advanced 86 cents to $32.82 and Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) gained 88 cents to C$34.97.The TSX financial sector also provided lift to the market as Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) gained 56 cents to $12.14 while Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) was up 56 cents to $23.63.The tech sector led decliners.The U.S. Department of Justice is asking satellite technology company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) to shed some more light on its US$875-million takeover bid for California-based Space Systems/Loral Inc. The deal, which the company has called “a game changer” will boost MacDonald, Dettwiler’s role as a supplier of commercial communications satellites. MacDonald, Dettwiler shares lost $3.17 or 5.89 per cent to $50.65 on top of a seven per cent slide on Wednesday.In other corporate news, shares in travel company Transat AT Inc. (TSX:TRZ.B) surged 91 cents or 22.8 per cent to $4.90 as it reported quarterly profit of $9.4 million or 25 cents a share, compared to a year ago loss of $2.8 million. Revenue was down three per cent from a year earlier to $909.1 million.Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A) says its first-quarter profit rose to $108.9 million or $1.60 per share, up from $89.2 million or $1.31 per share a year earlier. The Nova Scotia-based company is best known for its Sobeys grocery stores but it also is involved in other retail operations, movie theatres and real estate. Revenue for the company was up 9.7 per cent to $4.56 billion, thanks in part to the acquisition of 236 retail gas locations and convenience stores and its shares gained 47 cents to $58.05. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 13, 2012 4:30 pm MDT TSX advances as U.S. Federal Reserve commits to further stimulus measures read more