Instagram launched over a decade ago and has roughly one billion active users today. Today, Instagram is more than just a platform on which people connect. It is also used to promote businesses and launch careers. Many of the people on this list were already famous before the launch of the social media app. However, Instagram gave an estimation of their fame by displaying how many people followed these famous personalities. These are 15 celebrities with the most Instagram followers.
Cristiano Ronaldo (273 million)
Cristiano leads the list of most Instagram followers with a whopping 273 million. However, this number won’t come as a surprise to many people. Ronaldo is arguably the greatest goalscorer in the history of football. The Portuguese international has also played for Manchester United, Real Madrid and is currently at Juventus. Madrid and Manchester United are the clubs with the two largest fan bases in football. That is why most of their followers also follow Ronaldo on social media. Juventus, his current club, is also one of the most prestigious football clubs in Europe. Ronaldo’s social media influence is sure to grow even more.
Ariana Grande (229 million)
Ariana Grande has an impressive 229 million Instagram followers. She’s one of the most prominent pop singers around today. Her music has reached hundreds of millions of people today, and she has achieved countless accolades throughout her career. There’s no doubt about Ariana Grande’s talent. However, it’s also her attitude and sexual awareness that helps in increasing her fan base. She also releases songs quickly, so fans don’t have to wait long for her next big hit. All of these are reasons why she has such a large fan base. That fan base has also translated to her having the second-largest following on Instagram.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (226 million)
The Rock has 226 million Instagram followers, and his fan base is ever-growing. Dwayne Johnson began his career in the World Wrestling Entertainment industry. He made the company what it is today. At his peak, he was the most famous and influential wrestler of all time. He is still considered to be one of the greatest of all time. WWE is watched by more than 11 million people worldwide. That gave Johnson an already large fan following. He then transitioned successfully to Hollywood and featured in several blockbuster movies. Hollywood success coupled with a successful career in wrestling gave The Rock a more than modest Instagram presence.