Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande continue to top the list.
Instagram gives us a fleeting glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and the famous: the tropical destinations they’re visiting, the new outfits they’re rocking, and the gourmet food they’re at least considering eating.
Occasionally, when we see a more mundane Instagram video or photo, we’re reminded that celebrities are just like us, with basic needs and flaws. But let’s be real—we follow them mostly because they’re not. So who is really winning the Insta game? Here’s our list of the most-followed Instagram accounts.
Who has the most followers on Instagram?
1) Instagram– 231 million followers
Instagram has over 700 million users, and nearly a third of those people follow the company’s official account. The feed is curated by Instagram’s community management team and features photos from around the world, so you never know what you’re going to see next.
2) Selena Gomez– 132 million followers
Selena Gomez is not the most famous person on this list, but she’s the original queen of Instagram, reigning since December 2015.
3) Cristiano Ronaldo– 119 million followers
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is the most popular man on Instagram, and it’s not even a close call. He tops his nearest male competitor by more than 12 million followers.
4) Ariana Grande– 117 million followers
The former Disney actress-turned-pop superstar has dominated headlines in the wake of the terrorist attack at her Manchester concert and her subsequent benefit performance.
5) Beyoncé– 110 million followers
The only thing less surprising than Beyoncé being on the list is that she isn’t higher. According to her loyal Beyhive followers, however, she’s always no. 1.
6) Kim Kardashian– 106 million followers
Some of Kim Kardashian-West’s most infamous internet-breaking photos first appeared on Instagram, where she regularly pushes the limits of the company’s NSFW policy.
7) Taylor Swift– 106 million followers
Once the most-followed person on Instagram, Taylor Swift has lost some ground in recent years. Still, her follower count is actively larger than entire populations of some European countries.
8) Kylie Jenner– 100 million followers
As the youngest person in the top 10, Kylie Jenner has been in the spotlight since age 9, thanks to Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She has since nabbed her own series and makeup brand, racking up an overwhelming social media presence all on her own.
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9) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson– 98.8 million followers
If pro wrestling star-turned-Hollywood icon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson does ever make a run in politics, he’ll have a massive Instagram audience to at his disposal.
10) Justin Bieber– 96 million followers
Justin Bieber’s Instagram provides a pretty candid look at the pop star’s life. Some of his recent posts included videos of him playing pickup basketball and photos of him “wilding out” in the club.
11) Neymar Jr.– 87.6 million followers
One of the most famous soccer players in the world, Neymar Jr. plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil’s national team.
12) Kendall Jenner– 86.3 million followers
Preceded only by Kim and Kylie, Kendall has made her own mark on the Insta world with a more low-key style than her sisters. For glimpses into glamorous cover shoots and the occasional selfie, check out the second-youngest Kardashian.
13) Lionel Messi– 86.1 million followers
14) Nicki Minaj– 85.4 million followers
For iconic outfit sneak peeks and brilliant interview clips and outtakes, Nicki Minaj should be your go-to.
15) National Geographic– 84.9 million followers
16) Nike– 75.6 million followers
17) Miley Cyrus– 73.9 million followers
18) Jennifer Lopez– 71.7 million followers
19) Khloe Kardashian– 71.7 million followers
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20) Katy Perry– 68.4 million followers
21) Demi Lovato– 64.9 million followers
22) Kourtney Kardashian– 60.1 million followers
23) Rihanna– 59.4 million followers
24) Victoria’s Secret– 58.5 million followers
25) Kevin Heart– 56.4 million followers
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26) Real Madrid– 54.8 million followers
27) FC Barcelona– 54.3 million followers
28) The Ellen Show–50.2 million
29) Justin Timberlake– 48.2 million followers
30) Zendaya– 47.3 million followers
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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.
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