In October 2010, Instagram showed up as a new social platform. Not many people believed that it could blow up the way it did, essentially because Facebook was the main attraction at the time and had been for a while.
Instagram is used each month by approximately one billion people. Society does tend to be attracted by luxury and extravagance, so there is no surprise about who is on the top of our list.
Soccer celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo managed to reach the 200 million followers’ milestone and is by far the most followed person on Instagram. Read on to find out more about him and the other 14 Instagram users that have followers in the millions.
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo is one of the best-paid athletes in the world, and a considerable part of his earnings come from advertisements, such as Instagram advertisements. At his football club, his salary is $64 million, yet he earns an extra $40 million from endorsements.
He may be number one on our list, but it might be worth noting that the official Instagram page technically has the highest follower count, reaching more than 350 million.
Singer Ariana Grande
Ariana’s popularity is not limited to her success in the music industry. She is an icon for many, thanks to her looks and media appearances. No wonder she is second on the list, her music continues to become more and more popular.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Dwayne Johnson may have started as a professional wrestler, but now he has become a famous actor for some years. His Instagram posts are viewed by many as inspiring, and he usually posts about his workout routine and dietary choices.
Singer Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez kept on growing since her turbulent relationship with Justin Bieber. One of her latest records was a real hit. She is also known as a fashion queen, explaining her fame and popularity on Instagram.
Youngest Female Billionaire Kylie Jenner
Speaking of fashion queens, Kylie is the most followed Kardashian on Instagram. Her makeup line is very popular, and she also earns pretty well from clothing advertisements.
Reality Star and Model Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is married to Kanye West and is close behind Kylie when it comes to followers. Her clothing business and her earnings from fashion commercials make her number 6 on our list.
Football Legend Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is one of the most talented soccer players of all time, so it comes as no surprise that he makes it to the top 10 of the list. His followers find the superstar and his posts to be very captivating.
Beyonce’s posts range from sharing her daily life to promoting new songs, and she is quite a fashion queen herself. The contract with Adidas made her follower count rise, making people all over the world want to dress like her.
Flashy and Classy Soccer Star Neymar
Neymar is another soccer star to make it to our list. He is most known for his hairstyles, being quite the show-off on the football field as well.
National Geographic’s account is one of the most viewed Instagram accounts in the world, mainly because of the remarkable photographs they post. Fans are usually astounded by the beautiful sights they see on their page.
Singer Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is a superstar, being involved in the clothing industry while also continuing to be a very popular singer. He probably has way more fans than his Instagram account shows, but he is only number 11 on the list.
Pop Musician Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the greatest pop star America ever saw, so it’s no wonder she is one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram as well. Her popularity also comes from posting photos with other celebrities.
Model Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner has dated famous people in the past, which contributed to her fame. She also is one of the most sought-after models, so there is no surprise her follower count is this high.
Timeless Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez does not seem to age at all! She is energetic and dedicated in her shows, earning her the superstar status. On Instagram, she also posts about her workout schedule, which makes fans want to stay tuned to how she maintains her great shape.
Artist Nicki Minaj
Nicki is a controversial celebrity, attracting fans with her peculiar style. She may be last on this list, but in reality, she earns more than several others that have more followers than her.
All of these 15 celebrities have over 100 million followers on Instagram. We can see that the music industry still boasts the highest number of fans, even on social media, with sports being just behind. Instagram has continuously kept growing over the past years, and it will probably not stop.
Fans all over the world will continue to keep a close eye on their favorite celebrities, Instagram being the perfect platform for doing so.