Who’s the Instagrammer with the most followers? The answer may or may not surprise you. Mic drop, Instagram’s official account has the biggest following. To be exact, in the US they have 315 million followers (womp, womp). You feel cheated sure. Those people who leave behind halves of Insomnia cookies in the break-room at work, also make you feel cheated.
Wikipedia has a designated page for Instagram accounts with the most followers. There is also a page for the most-liked Instagram posts. Of course, all the Kardashian sisters make the top 20 with Kim in the lead at (150m followers). On the list is also Selena Gomez (159m followers) and The Rock (160m followers). Taylor Swift (122m followers) and Justin Bieber (121m followers) make honorable mentions. I would have liked to see an animal influencer make the list, like Doug the Pug (3.8m followers).
Sadly, everyone’s favorite Friends star, Jennifer Aniston, is not in the ranks…yet. Although, the actress did break Instagram shortly after her account activated. The Guinness World Records reported that Aniston had set a record for being the fastest Instagrammer to amass one million followers. Queen Jen had one million followers in only five hours and sixteen minutes (dang Rachel Green).
It makes you wonder why certain influencers take so long to come out of the social media closet. It also makes you curious about the Instagrammers who follow zero people. Peep this article on Forbes for this Instagram power move. We see you Beyoncé and Adele. Also, if you have any interest in what it takes to become an influencer, see our interview with a IRL New York influencer for the deets.
The Person with the Most Instagram Followers
If you follow soccer, then you probably follow Cristiano Ronaldo (188m followers). Cristiano is a Portuguese football player who plays captain for Portugal’s National Team. He also plays forward for Juventus. It is no wonder Cristiano is the most popular human on Instagram, given soccer is the most prolific sport ever. The athlete is renowned for being one of the best soccer players of all time. Cristiano mostly post Insta- worthy moments from his game or endearing moments with his family.
According to a Hopper HQ study published on Buzz Bingo, the soccer star earns 975,000 per advertised post. Consequently, Cristiano makes more on Instagram than he does playing soccer. It was reported that he made roughly 47 million from the social media platform, which is more then he makes playing for Juventus. Why then kick goals, when you can #goals am I right?
The Woman with the Most Followers
Ariana Grande (166m followers) is the woman with the most Instagram followers. Selena Gomez previously wore the crown. (Cue, Grande’s song “God is a Woman.”) The Nickelodeon child star turned pop music icon has fostered an ardent group of fans. Followers will likely know intimate details of the singer’s life like her breakup with Pete Davidson or that she is a vegan. And, that her vocal impersonation of Celine Dion is spot on.
However, Grande’s account appears to be making little effort in attracting followers. Experts offer that the key to generating followers is to produce engaging content. Grande uses her account to promote her music. It gives her fans access to her musicality and encourages them to like and share posts. Although, she has disabled the comment feature. The pop star’s account also stands out for its aesthetic of 90s-styled photos thanks to app filters like Huji Cam and Photomosh. She also negates photo captions, which adds to her over-all mystique.
The Brand Account with the Most Instagram Followers
The Instagram account (315m followers) is the most followed brand account. Secondly, is the brand account for National Geographic. Instagram has taken-off, since its launch in 2010. Facebook, Inc. bought out the company in 2012. Recently, people are adjusting to the missing Following Tab under Activity and are having to keep their creeping abilities at bay, like stalking exes (don’t lie). In May of 2019, Instagram reported that it has one billion users.
Certain countries follow more Instagram accounts than others. The UK followers David Beckam more than any other country. Italy leads the following for Gucci. Hong Kong is the biggest country follower of the social media platform, 9GAG. People follow the Instagram official account for the latest trends and for the discoveries of new artists. And, also for their IGTV. You will enjoy scrolling through their feed and finding new accounts to follow. Did you see Harlso, the dapper Dachshund doggo above? We all need #weeklyfluff in our lives.