Revealed: Khabib Nurmagomedov makes bank on Instagram
If Khabib Nurmagomedov decides to retire early from mixed martial arts, he has made enough money to be comfortable for the rest of his life.
But if he would like to make a couple of extra dollars, he is only a couple pictures away.
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Forbes recently revealed who is Russia’s highest-earning Instagram stars, and the UFC lightweight champion landed himself ranked #7 on the list.
Khabib has over 18 million followers and makes an estimated $570,000 each year on his Instagram account. Oddly enough, the lists #1 spot is claimed by Ksenia Sobchak, a Russian politician, socialite and TV-personality with “only” 6,9 million followers.
While Khabib makes $570,000, Sobchak makes the most of her account and rakes in a whopping $1.6 million.
One good reason is that Khabib seems less interested in monetizing his account, and is more drawn to posting about his training, religious beliefs, and daily life with his friends and family.