You might want to sit down for this one.
Especially if you’re currently searching for coins in your couch or about to max out your credit card… again.
You see, Kim Kardashian makes more money in a single Instagram post than the President of the United States makes in a whole year.
Yep, according to a report from medical journalism website STAT, the reality TV star earns more from one sponsored post than what Donald Trump earns for running a whole country.
The publication has viewed a contract between medical company Duchesnay USA and Kim’s company, Kimsaprincess, which proved she was paid $500,000 (AU$676,575) for a single Instagram post.
The 37-year-old uploaded the post about Duchesnay USA’s morning sickness pill, Diclegis, in 2015.
#Ad #DYK 4 million babies are born each year in the US. That means a lot of my US followers are mommies2B who could have morning sickness like I did! I want to share what helped me: Diclegis® (doxylamine succinate/pyridoxine HCl), the only FDA-approved medication for morning sickness when diet & lifestyle changes fail. My doctor assured me that it’s safe & effective for mom & baby. It’s also easy to recognize – it has the cutest pregnant lady on it! #DontSufferinSilence you’re not alone! If you have morning sickness, ask your healthcare provider if #Diclegis is right for you. The most common side effect of Diclegis is drowsiness. Diclegis.com US Residents Only Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy in women who haven’t improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis hasn’t been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Don’t take Diclegis if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors, as these medicines can intensify & prolong the adverse CNS effects of Diclegis. Don’t drive, operate heavy machinery or other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Don’t drink alcohol or take other central nervous system depressants such as cough & cold medicines, certain pain medicines & medicines that help you sleep while you take Diclegis. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls or accidents. It is not known if Diclegis is safe & effective in children under 18 years of age. Keep Diclegis & all medicines out of the reach of children. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you’re breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk & may harm your baby. You shouldn’t breastfeed while using Diclegis. Additional safety information can be found at DiclegisImportantSafetyinfo.com. Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit fda.gov/medwatch orAdvertisement
In comparison, the President makes just $400,000 (AU$541,260) a year.
And Kardashian is not the only Instagram influencer banking ridiculous amounts of cash.
According to Marie Claire UK, Selena Gomez makes an average of $AU758,283 per Instagram post, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylie Jenner bank around $AU550,828 per an Instagram post.
The rest of the Kardashian clan earn a lil’ less, with Kendall Jenner pocketing $AU509,695 for a sponsored post, and Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian earning around $AU343,373 per post.
Actress Cara Delevingne can bank about $AU205,666 for a post, while Gigi Hadid and Lebron James both bring in around $AU164,533.
Yep, we’re weeping into our empty bank accounts too.