As you may know by now, Instagram is a social media platform that was launched in 2010 and was designed to share photos and videos. It currently has more than 1 billion active users on this social network.

One of the factors that make this app so addictive for many of its users, is the practicality and speed with which we can share our photos, videos and be close to our favorite artists, giving and receiving likes and approval. The vast majority of celebrities share part of their lives, moments with their relatives, in their homes, jobs, doing a hobby, or even having a live session with their followers, keeping the curiosity of their audiences satisfied.

In the modern world, being famous doesn’t only come from being a prominent sportsman, not for starring in big movies, or having songs on the hit charts, or having recognition in the showbiz world. Now, anyone can be famous by posting their skills, creatives, and charisma.

The truth is that millions of users decide with a single click “follow” who will be the new king or queen of Instagram. That’s why we introduce you to the 10 people with the most followers on Instagram right now.


10. Neymar – 148 Million

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In tenth place, with 148 million followers, we find Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. The Paris Saint-Germain star is often outspoken and even controversial on social media, which clearly helps his case. Also, he’s one of Nike’s biggest athletes right now.


9. Justin Bieber – 158 Million

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Canadian singer Justin Bieber quickly and idol of a full generation of pop music fans. He’s no longer the adorable kid he used to be but he continues to be one of the most popular artists in the world, with more than 158m of ‘Beliebers’ on Instagram.


8. Beyoncé – 161 Million

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American singer Beyoncé holds the eighth position with more than 161 million followers on her account. Jay-Z’s wife has us used to world touring poles, musical premieres, and photos of her family. She’s a massive icon in pop culture.


7. Lionel Messi – 178 Million

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In the seventh spot, we find Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi. The all-time leader in Ballon d’Or wins often shares pictures of his daily routines, joined by his beloved wife Antonella Roccuzzo and their three lovely children.


6. Kim Kardashian – 194 Million

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Kim Kardashian is the true definition of an influencer. She is most loved for their style, their family with rapper Kanye West, and for their controversial photos showing off their striking silhouette. Love her or hate her, you know who she is.


5. Selena Gomez – 195 Million

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At one time, Selena Gomez was the undisputed queen of Instagram but lost her position because she did not post for a while. The star currently publishes with some regularity and has a total of 195 million followers, which is good for the fifth spot on this list.


4. Kylie Jenner – 201 Million

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With 201 million followers, the fourth-place belongs to the youngest millionaire in the world, Kylie Jenner. This celebrity shares publications with her daughter, also with her famous “the Kardashian” family, her businesses, and her friends.


3. Dwayne Johnson – 205 Million

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Dwayne Johnson, A.K.A ‘The Rock’, is one of the most beloved celebrities on earth right now. He’s just a charismatic and energic guy who doesn’t get into controversies and strikes like a pretty down-to-earth kind of celebrity. He boasts over 205 million followers who watch his routines, meals, or every single thing he posts.


2. Ariana Grande – 208 Million

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With 208 million followers, pop superstar Ariana Grande holds second place on this list. She’s often sharing unedited content to her Instagram account, including some backstage snaps and videos and, obviously, her daily routine.


1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 244 Million

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And last but not least, we find Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest soccer players of all time. He’s the ultimate king of Instagram with 244 million followers, which is by far the most in the history of this social media. He often shares his workout routines, post-game messages, and his ‘ordinary’ life along with his 5 children.