Social media and professional sports have become inextricably linked in recent years, as the importance of using programs like Instagram to build one's brand is now a central part of being a modern-day athlete. Capturing moments in their everyday lives and sharing them directly with their friends is something many athletes take great care in doing, as is crafting a particular message to drive fan perception.
The majority of athletes have people giving them sound advice, making sure that they don't post anything that is going to make people like them less or isolate them from the average fan. However, either intentionally or not, plenty of athletes end up using their Instagram photos to flaunt their incredible wealth and opulent lifestyles.
To a degree, this is perfectly excusable; after all, these guys do live a very wealthy lifestyle and it would be impossible for them to show their lives and not have their financial reality reflected in the images they share. But still, if you're trying to relate to fans, maybe you don't put up yet another picture of you modeling with your Lamborghini?
While some are far guiltier than others (looking at you, Floyd Mayweather), here are The 25 Most Obnoxiously Rich People in Sports Today According to Instagram.
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