Instagram recently announced it reached 1 billion monthly active users. Of all those accounts, who has the most followers on Instagram?
In this post, we’re counting down the top 11 most followed Instagram accounts.
On the photo-sharing platform, only 11 accounts have over 100 million followers.
Since we’re not about to ignore an accomplishment of that magnitude, we added a plus-one to the traditional top 10 list.
Without further ado, let’s find out who has the most followers on Instagram.
Most Followers on Instagram 11: Justin Bieber
He may have just squeezed onto this list, but 102 million users can’t imagine Instagram without Justin Bieber (@justinbieber).
The Canadian pop star has come a long way from covering songs on YouTube (which is where talent manager Scooter Braun discovered him way back in 2008).
Remember that cute kid with the long, bowl cut? Today, he has one of the most popular accounts on Instagram.
We love Justin Beiber’s minimally-punctuated captions, pics with celebrity friends and action shots of him getting his sweat on.
If you aren’t already, follow the “Biebs” to keep up with his engagement to model Hailey Baldwin.
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Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
Most Followers on Instagram 10: Neymar Jr.
There’s nothing junior about this footballer’s 102 million follower-count.
Just edging out Justin Beiber to crack the top 10, Neymar (@neymarjr) is a Brazilian professional soccer player.
Currently, he scores mad goals for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. From 2013 to 2017, he played for FC Barcelona.
During his career, Neymar has been named one of the most marketable athletes in the world. We’re sure his status as a top Instagram influencer contributed to that ranking.
From pics with famous pals like Steph Curry and Drake to snaps of his post-goal celebrations, it’s easy to see why so many people follow Neymar.
Most Followers on Instagram 9: Taylor Swift
Despite following zero accounts herself, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) has one of the most popular accounts on Instagram with a whopping 112 million followers.
Known for storytelling songs about her personal life, Taylor Swift’s posts range from glamorous stage shots to selfies with her cat.
She broke the 100 million-mark after the release of her latest album, Reputation.
Because her personal life is the subject of constant media attention, we love how Swift takes control of her image through the power of social media (and some seriously fun vintage filters).
Always grateful for her fans, Swift treats her committed “Swifties” to behind the scenes peeks of her life.
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A huge thank you to everyone who came to the show last night in Indianapolis. You guys broke the concert attendance record at Lucas Oil Stadium, and I loved dancing with you. It’s pretty surreal that we only have 5 shows left in America cause it feels like this tour just started. See you in St Louis 💋
Most Followers on Instagram 8: Kylie Jenner
Forbes predicts Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) will become the youngest self-made billionaire ever.
When that happens, we hope Jenner gives a big thank you to her 115 million dedicated followers.
After scaling back on social media during her pregnancy, the 21-year-old entrepreneur and reality TV star is back on the Gram and sharing pics of her precious daughter, Stormi.
One of the top Instagram influencers, Jenner uses the platform to promote her Kylie Cosmetics products.
But, her posts are far from all business. Jenner often shares snippets of her daily life with boyfriend Travis Scott like when he surprised her with a classic Rolls Royce for her birthday.
Most Followers on Instagram 7: Dwayne Johnson
For sweaty workout pics and motivational captions, look no further than Dwayne Johnson’s (@therock) Instagram account.
Named one of People‘s sexiest men alive, “The Rock” has one of the most followed Instagram accounts with 116 million devoted fans.
The Rock, who got his start as a professional wrestler, is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and was the world’s highest paid actor in 2016.
Personally, we love him as Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious franchise. He has *the best* one-liners.
There’s been some buzz about a possible run for office in the future, and we’d be interested to see how Johnson’s Instagram would change to reflect a more political persona.
Most Followers on Instagram 6: Beyoncé
We, along with her 118 million followers, will never forget Queen Bey’s Mother-Mary inspired pregnancy shoot.
Seriously, how is the day she posted that not a holiday yet?
Beyoncé (@beyonce), who’s been working it since her days as a member of Destiny’s Child, has one of the most popular accounts on Instagram.
From dazzling performance looks to casual vacation pics, Beyoncé’s posts are uniformly gorgeous.
Anything Bey touches turns to gold—including the Gram.
Most Followers on Instagram 5: Kim Kardashian
Is anyone really surprised that Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) has one of the most followed Instagram accounts?
After she nearly broke the internet—not just once but several times, we’re surprised she only has 118 million followers.
We love her throwback photos to the days before everyone knew everything about every Kardashian (and Jenner).
And, if she hasn’t already, Kim definitely needs to trademark belfie.
This woman has made an art out of the booty selfie.
Most Followers on Instagram 4: Ariana Grande
Despite challenges in her personal life, Singer Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) keeps posting content for her adoring 129 millions followers.
In the days following the death of her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, Grande posted a video in memory of her “dearest friend.”
The caption, which acknowledged the two had frequently discussed his substance abuse issues, was moving.
“i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away,” she wrote on Sept. 14. “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved [sic].”
We admire Grande’s openness, honesty and vulnerability.
Most Followers on Instagram 3: Cristiano Ronaldo
Arguably the most famous footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) is the most followed man on Instagram.
We think his 142 million followers might have something to do with his shirtless snaps.
But, Ronaldo’s account is more than just rock hard abs.
The soccer star, who plays for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team, also posts photos with his son and candid game shots.
Proud to be one of the top Instagram influencers, Ronaldo takes to social media to endorse products like the FIFA video game and screen protectors.
Most Followers on Instagram 2: Selena Gomez
With 143 million followers, singer-actress Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) has the most followers on Instagram of any person on the platform.
While she’s been known to take social media breaks from time to time, Gomez always returns to Instagram as a way of keeping her loyal fans in the loop.
Gomez, who we first fell in love with during her Disney Channel days, withdrew from the public eye for several months in 2017 while she underwent a kidney transplant.
Since receiving a kidney transplant from actress and friend Francia Raisa, Gomez has been living her life to the fullest.
Gomez likes to mix things up on her grid with multiple photo posts and videos. She’s all about advocating for the causes she believes in, which include ending human trafficking and gun violence.
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Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror -like an idiot!) Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.
Most Followers on Instagram 1: Instagram
The account with the most followers on Instagram belongs to *drum roll, please*:
With a truly impressive 253 million followers, Instagram (@instagram) has 110 million more followers than runner-up Selena Gomez.
We attribute their success to an excellent variety of high quality content on their grid.
Instagram reshares posts from across the platform in an effort to help their users discover new accounts to follow.
Thanks, Instagram, for spreading the love!
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