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This is how much your favourite stars get paid to post on Instagram.

A list of just how much celebrities and influencers are able to make for promoting products on their social media channels has been released this week, and all I can say is get ready for your jaw to hit the floor.

Collated and released by Instagram planner and scheduling tool HopperHQ, the inaugural Instagram Rich List revealed that one celebrity at the top can charge up for AU $719,000 for a single post.

"That'll be a quarter of a million dollars, thanks." Source: Getty.

"Instagram is now an incredibly effective marketing tool for brands and it's fascinating to see how celebrities and influencers are able to monetise their accounts to so effectively," HopperHQ co-founder Mike Bandar said.

"In the last couple of years influencers and celebrities have really caught on to the fact that endorsing brands on Instagram pays off, and as you can see from our Rich Lists, there is a serious amount of money to be made."

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At the top of the Celebrity list sits Selena Gomez, whose 122 million followers allow her to charge up to $719,000 per post, followed closely by Kim Kardashian West, whose 100 million followers grant her the ability to charge brands up to AU $654,500 per post.

In third place is soccer star Christian Ronaldo, who is estimated to charge AU $522,000 per picture.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner take out the fourth and fifth places, raking in AU $522,000 and AU $484,000 respectively.

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The 2017 celebrity and influencer rich list. Source: HopperHQ.
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Continuing the family affair in sixth and seventh places are Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, who, it is estimated, will need a cool AU $326,000 each for those wanting to get their hands on their followers.

Model Cara Delevigne can request up to AU $195,000 per post, while Gigi Hadid and basketballer LeBron James both have a fee of approximately AU $156,000.

And while the figures do get substantially lower in the Influencer list, the sums are nothing to turn one's nose up.

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How can you be sad with $484,000 in the bank? Source: Instagram.

In first place is UK blogger Huda Kattan, who is believed to charge over AU $23,000 per post, while beauty guru Zoella, who comes in fourth on the list makes a cool AU $18,500 for a single advertised post.

And while it's great that celebrities and influencers are able to broaden their revenues, it's important for followers to be offered transparency.

As Bandar points out, "it is important that Instagram users are aware their favourite celebs and bloggers are being paid to promote products and services so they can understand when they are being sold to as part of content."

Please excuse me while I cry into a bowl of Mi Goreng and email my landlord to notify them rent will be late. Again.

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