Huda Kattan named richest influencer on Instagram

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The beauty blogger turned business mogul has over 26 million followers on the social media platform…

Dubai-based beauty entrepreneur Huda Kattan has been named the richest influencer on Instagram for the second year in a row.

The beauty blogger, who boasts more than 26 million followers on Instagram, topped both the lifestyle and beauty richlist’s produced by Instagram scheduling tool, Hopper.

Hopper uses a mix of internal data and publicly available information to reveal the highest-paid stars on the social media platform.

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According to the report, the beauty mogul can earn up to $33,000 (Dhs121,000) for one single post.

It’s the second consecutive year that Kattan has topped the list, after she was crowned the highest-earning influencer on the whole of Instagram in 2017. 

But just because she can, doesn’t mean she does. Huda took to Instagram after the list was published last year to insist that she refuses to do paid posts, and had even turned down a post worth $150,000.

“I find it offensive, because I’ve always been somebody who didn’t do paid posts, and I struggled a lot financially in the beginning because of that,” she said in the Instagram story.

On the grand list, Huda ranked 20th in Instagram’s highest paid stars, coming in behind celebrities such as David Beckham, Selena Gomez and Beyonce. Kylie Jenner came out on top, with a reported earning of up to a million dollars per post.

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