Some of the top 10 profiles with the most followers on Instagram are those of sports personalities. Others are those of singers and a few are of TV stars. Instagram has changed how we see social media. While it’s owned by Facebook, it still has its own identity, and followers are where the attention and where the advertising is.
The platform tends to make it easier to promote pop media content such as a picture of singers. It also attracts interest in everyday user stories that are short clips, often random that show aspects and events without too much importance in general. This type of content has made Instagram a global phenomenon.
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10. National Geographic
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Photo by Prasenjeet Yadav @prasen.yadav / A villager in northern India's Spiti Valley brings his yak home from open pasture. The yak is a long-haired, domesticated bovid found in Asia. For a major part of the year, they are free ranging, but are secured and brought back to the villages just after the winter to support farming and to collect their undercoat hair. Each summer, yaks shed their downy undercoat, and the locals comb out and process the soft, cashmere-like fiber. The courser outer hair makes its way into rope, tents, and even theatrical wigs, while the yak's coat becomes bags and boots. This animal has a special place in the local communities, and plays a crucial role in helping them survive in these harsh conditions. Its physiology is well adapted to high altitudes, with a slightly larger heart and lungs than cattle found at lower altitudes as well as a greater capacity for transporting oxygen through their blood (a typical high-altitude adaptation). Follow me @prasen.yadav for more photos from India.
With over 145 million followers, National Geographic has the 10th place on your list. It’s the exception to the rule, the list being dominated by popular characters from show business, music, and sports. While any think Instagram is a platform that promotes shallowness, National Geographic is here to show there can be other types of content that users are interested in. With the heavy topics discussed by the TV channel, it’s a pleasant surprise to see it again so much popularity.
9. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is a young musician from Canada. He has over 149 million followers on the platform where fans from all over the world wait to see his next post. Many of his posts tend to be a bit more real, which is rare given the Instagram accounts that follow on this list. One of his latest posts shows a picture of Justin Bieber on a scooter. Another one shows a picture of Bieber from the neck down in the pool. He also posts pictures with his small dog. He once posted that leaders need to create value or add content with value for others.
The American music star Beyonce has 155 million followers. As opposed to Justin Bieber, she posts planned photos on social media of her outfits and of her in different positions. The international sensation singer also posts political messages on her Instagram account where she also appears with her singer husband Jay Z.
7. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has 167 million followers. The FC Barcelona player is an idol in Argentina and beyond. He posts training drill snaps as well as game pictures on his profile. Messi is known to also post frequent images with his family as well as special snaps from football ceremonies he takes part in. But regardless of what he posts, it seems that everybody follows him for what he does on the pitch where he’s still going strong and impressing at his Catalonia football club.
6. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has 190 million followers. She got famous for being Paris Hilton’s friends and for making a sex tape. Some people call her an influencer while others see her as a media personality. Controversial and fun, she has created an online empire out of thin air. She now represents a successful clothing line and while many believed she was going to fade into anonymity, she’s still one of the few queens of Instagram today.
5. Selena Gomez
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When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through…and I’m proud of that. T – Congratulations on what you’re doing for women, launching @lamariette whose message is just that…all bodies are beautiful.
With 194 million followers, Selena Gomez remains one of the online sensations of the music world. She mostly posts pictures of herself on her official account. On occasion, she promotes songs and albums as they launch. Like Beyonce, she’s also advocating political motivation messages such as getting people to vote on Instagram.
4. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner has 198 million followers. She has been in the spotlight for a few years under different ventures such as creating a clothing company or a makeup and beauty company. It’s estimated her value reaches $900 million. Her TV appearances started with the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
3. Dwayne Johnson
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Here’s what I’ve learned these past few weeks and maybe, you can find value in this take away and apply it to your own life. Always speak your truth. And when you do speak your truth – do your best to speak with dignity, compassion, respect, poise and empathy. Even when the conversations get uncomfortable – when you approach with respect and care – on the other side of discomfort – is clarity and progress. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for giving me the space to speak my truth. You have my word, I’ll always do my best to speak my truth with dignity, respect, empathy and GRATITUDE. That’s my lesson I’ve learned. And the result of speaking my truth is I was just informed, I’ve surged past and blown by 200 MILLION FOLLOWERS on Instagram and over 300 MILLION FOLLOWERS across all platforms – officially becoming/ The #1 followed man in America. The #1 followed American man in the world. And most importantly, the #1 daddy at home. Love you guys, I always got your back and let’s keep rockin’ 🖤👊🏾 #speakyourtruth #dignityrespectgratitude #thatsoursuperpower 🇺🇸
Dwayne Johnson also is known as ‘The Rock’ has 200 million followers. He mostly posts pictures from his personal life such as preparing various meals and recommending healthy recipes. He’s also known to repost various things on Instagram, mainly from the fitness world. Dwayne Johnson was also popular before Instagram as one of the most prominent Hollywood action movie actors.
2. Ariana Grande
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happy VMA day ::) so excited for u see our first rain on me performance tonight ! @ladygaga is fucking incredible and i’m so honored to share this moment with her and u all 🤍 also just want to say thank you to @MTV being so diligent in making this such a safe & healthy experience for all of the performers and crew involved. it’s so greatly appreciated and i can’t imagine how difficult it was to figure out! see u all so soon! 🌧
Ariana Grande has 203 million followers. She’s known as a singer and she posts various creative photos with her accentuated makeup as well as photos from her personal life. In the world of music, she made an impact with ‘Yours Truly’ album released in 2013. Her latest album ‘Thank You’ was launched in 2019.
Ariana Grande is the most followed female on YouTube and she has been the number 1 most downloaded artist on Spotify and Apple Music several times. She is involved in multiple charities and she’s also featured in interviews regularly. In her personal life, Ariana Grande is known for her open mind and this was seen best in an interview where she refused to be part of the Catholic church due to their opposition to gay marriage.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
With 240 million followers, Cristiano Ronaldo is the king of Instagram. His international football career is almost unmatched. His appeal in commercials also put him in a better position than any other football player with the sole exception of David Beckham.
This is why followers see personal photos of Ronaldo on his profile as well as various advertisements. Like almost all social media sensations, Ronaldo also launched his products for profits. One of them is the CR7 series of perfumes for men.
The sports superstar is also known for other types of posts on Instagram where he tries to make a positive impact on the world. Most recently, Ronaldo launched 12 scholarships for students in various fields. Since his appeal involves his physique, Ronaldo also posts plenty of workout photos and videos. He’s generally a fan of an active lifestyle and his also known for taking his family with him on many of his international trips. An unusual international project involves building his hotels such as the Pestana CR7.
Overview of the top 10 Instagram profiles with the most followers
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||240 million|
|2||Ariana Grande||203 million|
|3||Dwayne Johnson||200 million|
|4||Kylie Jenner||198 million|
|5||Selena Gomez||194 million|
|6||Kim Kardashian||190 million|
|7||Lionel Messi||167 million|
|9||Justin Bieber||149 million|
|10||National Geographic||145 million|