Brampton NBA star Tristan Thompson could earn over $64,000 per Instagram post


Published September 8, 2023 at 12:56 pm

Brampton’s own Tristan Thompson could cash in big on his social media following with more than $64,000 per post, making him the third-highest earning Canadian sports star on the web according to a new study.

The data comes from research by PlayOJO which looked at the social media profiles of the most-followed Canadian athletes to determine which star is the most influential on social media, and how much they can earn per sponsored post.

With over 3.9 million followers on Instagram, the numbers show the Brampton basketballer could earn some $64,736 per sponsored post, ranking him the third highest-earning Canadian athlete on the platform.

The 32-year-old centre/power forward was born in Brampton and attended St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary School before moving to the U.S. for his sophomore year.

He was drafted fourth overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and has since gone on to play for the Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, and now the Los Angeles Lakers.

The stats show retired Quebec MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre ahead of Thompson in second place with over 4.4 million followers and a potential income of $70,584 per sponsored post and $91,664 per Instagram reel.

Vancouver’s Alphonso Davies came in as the most influential Canadian sports star on social media and can earn up to $87,176 per sponsored Instagram post. The 22-year-old soccer star plays for both Bayern Munich and the Canadian national team and has amassed a following of over 5.4 million on Instagram.

Other notable names on the list include Orangeville WWE’s superstar Adam Copeland (better known by his ring name “Edge”) at $33,320 per Instagram post and $43,248 per reel, Toronto Blue Jay Vladimir Guerrero Jr. with an earning potential of $20,400 per post and $26,384 per reel, and Tennis player Genie Bouchard with up to $38,352 per post.

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