Russia’s former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov topped the rating of the most popular and highest-paid Russian stars according to Forbes magazine. The list was published on the publication’s website on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.
According to Forbes, from June 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021, Nurmagomedov's income amounted to $12 million, the number of references to the athlete in the media totaled 103,389, and on social networks that figure came to 852,300. The number of his subscribers on Instagram and YouTube reached 29.1 million. As a result, the athlete’s final rating score is 89.04.
Rapper Morgenshtern (Alisher Morgenshtern; born Alisher Tagirovich Valeyev) takes second place in the rating with a $7.4 mln income for the abovementioned period. The rapper was mentioned 47,326 times in the media and more than 4 million times on social networks, his subscribers on Instagram and YouTube total 17.7 million. His final rating score is 84.26.
Singer Olga Buzova ranks third with an income of $3.3 million. The number of references to her in the media is 87,826, while on social networks that figure tops 3 million. The number of subscribers on Instagram and YouTube reached 23.4 million. Her final rating score is 69.8.