Top 10 Most Followed Accounts on Instagram

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Instagram is constantly growing as a social media platform. It has rapidly increased in popularity in the last decade. It is especially appealing to younger generations who often look for their role models among some of the most popular influencers in the world. You will hardly find a teenager without an Instagram account nowadays.

Do you, however, know what the most followed accounts on Instagram are? Who are the top world influencers? Stay tuned and enjoy the following list provided after a study made by, Bettingtips4you.

1. Instagram – @instagram (447 million)


The top spot is taken by Instagram’s own account. It is by far the most followed account on the social network with 446 million followers. The numbers keep growing and it is hard to believe that any other account will surpass it in near future.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – @cristiano (373 million)

Cristiano Ronaldo is the individual with the most followers on Instagram. While Lionel Messi is frequently called the best player in the world by a larger portion of football experts, Cristiano Ronaldo beats him on the Internet.

This should come as no surprise whatsoever, though. Football is the most popular sport on the planet and Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular players in the world.

3. Lionel Messi – @leomessi (287 million)

We mentioned Leo above. He holds third place in this list. Messi has had a turbulent couple of years with Barcelona. He then left for PSG in a shocking summer move in 2021.

The Argentinean superstar is considered to be the best player in the history of the game. He may not be as popular as Ronaldo among kids, but Leo is still the second most-followed individual on Instagram.

4. Kylie Jenner – @kyliejenner (287 million)


Kylie Jenner is the most followed woman on Instagram. She could soon take over Lionel Messi and break into the top-three followed accounts in the world. Kylie is the start of the reality TV series Keeping up with the Kardashians. She has been into fashion since her young days.

At the age of 12, Kylie made collaboration with PacSun (the clothing brand) together with her sister. Kylie’s net worth surpassed $1 billion in 2019 according to the reports by Forbes. She thus became the youngest self-made billionaire in the world.

5. Dwayne Johnson – @therock (282 million)

The Rock is known as one of the most famous professional wrestlers of all time. He was the cover face of the WWE organization for eight years before shifting towards a career as an actor.

While we will always remember him mainly for his enormous WWE popularity, we have to mention that Johnson’s films made more than $3.5 billion in the United States and over $10.5 billion in the world.

6. Ariana Grande – @arianagrande (279 million)

Ariana Grande is the most followed singer on Instagram. The American singer, actress, and songwriter has received numerous important awards in her career.

She has two Grammy awards in her locker, as well as three American Music Awards, two Billboard Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards, a single Brit Award, and 27 Guinness World Records. One Last Time, No Tears Left to Cry, Thank U Next, and Bang Bang are some of her biggest hits.

7. Selena Gomez – @selenagomez (278 million)


Ariana Grande is closely followed by her colleague Selena Gomez. Although many people know her as the former girlfriend of Justin Bieber, Selena has become famous in her young days, taking the leading role as Alex Russo in Disney's TV series Wizards of Waverly Place.

Since then, she has made numerous appearances in some of the most popular films, shows, and series. Selena also sold more than eight million albums and 25 million singles as per reports by Billboard.

8. Kim Kardashian – @kimkardashian (267 million)

Kim Kardashian is a genuine influencer. She is one of the most famous media personalities. Kim gained attention as Paris Hilton's friend back at the time.

Her popularity grew rapidly after her sex tape with boyfriend (then) Ray J was released. That same year (2007), Kim appeared in the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The rest is history.

9. Beyonce – @beyonce (221 million)

Much like Selena Gomez, Beyonce was born in Texas. She became famous as the lead singer of one of the most famous girl groups of all time, Destiny’s Child. She released her inaugural solo album in 2003.

She also made several significant film appearances, including Obsessed 8in 2009) and The Lion King (in 2019). Crazy in Love, Single Ladies, Halo, Run the World, and Say My Name are only some of her eternal hits.

10. Justin Bieber @justinbieber (207 million)


We close the list with another musician, this time a male. Justin Bieber conquered the hearts of all young girls with his teen debut studio album named My World 2.0 in 2010. Since then, his popularity has constantly grown.

Where are U Now, Baby, Cold Water, and I’m the One are his most popular songs.

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