The title of the Instagram account plus is a coveted area and one that has not fluctuated too much over the years.
Instagram was first launched in 2010 and allows users to share and edit both photos and videos.
It has grown rapidly to become one of the most popular social media apps and now has a billion active users.
Not surprisingly, his profile claims the most popular account with around 317 million following Instagram’s main account.
In second place, with 190 million followers, the Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo is closely followed by the singer Ariana Grande who has 167 million followers.
The fourth and fifth most popular story are Dwayne Johnson, who became a wrestling actor, with 162 million followers and singer Selena Gomez with 162 million.
Selena was once the most followed person on the social media app, however she was overtaken for the first time by Ronaldo last September and Ariana and The Rock earlier this year.
Instagram has shared some 6,124 posts many as part of its various photo-series highlighting the platform’s most interesting people.
Ronaldo has published around 2,695 photos, many of which show his career achievements.
He also shared a look at his personal life with photos of his partner, children and family.
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At the time of writing, Grande has uploaded approximately 4,400 snapshots, many of which are black and white selfies and shots behind the scenes of concerts. Very often he teases new songs and music videos to his Instagram followers.
The Rock, who has 4,600 posts, often shares insights into his workouts as well as motivational videos. The wrestler only cemented his spot in the top five this year, having sat in seventh place this time last year, However he’s slowly climbed the ranks surpassing Kim Kardashian and Beyonce this year; an impressive feat.
While Selena doesn’t post as frequently, with 1,549 pictures in total, she often shares candid photos with family and friends, as well as adorable throwbacks from her childhood.
Top 30 most-followed Instagram accounts
- Instagram – 317 million
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 190 million
- Ariana Grande – 167 million
- Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – 162 million
- Selena Gomez – 161 million
- Kim Kardashian West – 152 million
- Kylie Jenner – 151 million
- Leo Messi – 136 million
- Beyonce – 135 million
- Neymar Jr. – 128 million
- National Geographic – 126 million
- Taylor Swift – 122 million
- Justin Bieber – 121 million
- Kendall Jenner – 118 million
- Nicki Minaj – 108 million
- Jennifer Lopez – 105 million
- Miley Cyrus – 101 million
- Khloe Kardashian – 100 million
- Nike – 95.4 million
- Katy Perry – 86.9 million
- Kourtney Kardashian – 83.3 million
- Kevin Hart – 81.3 million
- Real Madrid CF – 80.5 million
- FC Barcelona – 79.7 million
- Ellen DeGeneres – 79.6 million
- Rihanna – 76.9 million
- Demi Lovato – 75.3 million
- Victoria’s Secret – 68.5 million
- Zendaya – 63.5 million
- Drake – 61.7 million