Top 10 Instagram Followers in World 2021
Instagram started as a media and photos sharing platform created by Kevin Systrom; Instagram set ablaze the internet with a record number of new users since its launch in 26 October 2010.
Catching the eye of Zuckerberg, this platform was sold just 2 years after its launch to the former Facebook (now META), the social media giant. With applications and services like WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, ads on Instagram make the most revenue for its parent company. In the past year, Instagram touched its highest number of 2000 million users worldwide, With an amazing 25000 users on its first day of release. Due to the recent addition of features such as stories and reels, younger generation has successfully adapted Instagram into their lives.
Instagram is mostly based in the American and European cultures, with eight out of ten top most followed accounts being from America. Here is the list of the world's most-followed Instagram.
1. Instagram - @instagram
Yes, the official Instagram account of Instagram itself is the largest account on its platform with more than 575 million followers, which is more than a quarter of total Instagram users worldwide, making 1 in every 4 Instagram users a follower.
The channel features blogs, announcements, shoutouts and currently popular posts on the app. In addition, it has also started featuring videos and content from the most popular and trending people worldwide and is a very active account. It follow 147 accounts of famous and influential people on the internet, with many sports personalities, actors, and musicians.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo - @cristiano
The Portuguese football Cristiano Ronaldo is the single person with the most followers on Instagram. With 520 M present followers, recently playing in the world cup Qatar. His graceful and royal gameplay has created a cult following for him worldwide. Ronaldo is also hailed for his epic fitness and body maintenance even after being 37 years old. Ronaldo currently resides in Turin, Italy, with his 4 children.
Currently, his net worth is one hundred and fifteen million USD, and he also holds the title of the most-paid athlete in the world. Apart from this, he also reduced the total market value of Coca Cola brand reducing it by a gigantic 4 billion dollars by simply putting the bottle of the beverage away from him in front of live media and press. He has been the winner in the 2016 and 2019 UEFA, which is an impossibility unheard of in the soccer world. He actively uses his Instagram for brand promotion, posting his gameplay and daily life events and sharing with his fans.
3. Lionel Messi - @leomessi
Lionel Messi has 401 M followers and is just behind Ronaldo. This man from Argentina is a close rival in the age-old competition for the best football player. Being 2 years younger than Ronaldo, his score is at the top of his game, and he has a 0.79 goal ratio, 0.02 per cent more than Ronaldo. Due to Messi his team to able to win World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
He has 3 children with his wife in the city of Castelldefels, in Spain. With his net worth of 130 million. Messi is described as a humble guy with tremendous skill and passion. He has bagged the title of world's best soccer player 7 times and is allegedly paid 165 million dollars in salary and incentives by his club. He has been the face of many brands like Adidas and Pepsi. Messi also plays for the Barcelona club team FCB. His Instagram account has frequent posts every day with daily events and promotions. He also posts with his photos of his wife and team.
4. Kylie Jenner - @kyliejenner
The very well-known and famous media personality Kylie is an actress and social media sensation among the youth. Her debut series was 'keeping up with the Kardashians' with the celebrities Courtney Kendall and Kim Kardashian. After this, she also performed in many music videos with her sister. Making a cameo as herself in Ocean's 8. Her Instagram profile has 375 M followers. She has also sold her make-up, perfume, and lipstick product series and is well known to have her hands in diverse modes of making money. Her cover of Forbes 2018 issue claimed her net worth to be more than 900 million dollars getting her pretty close to being the youngest self-billionaire in the world
5. Selena Gomez - @selenagomez
Selena Gomez, Texas girl Salena, was born in 1992 when her family was going through a very arduous economic situation. Her grandparents raised her until she was successful in the show industry. She was a usual attendee of child beauty pageants. Salena's career took off in 2002 through the television series 'Barney and friends. She also played a role in the television classic 'Hannah Montana' and did records when she was sixteen. Later on, Salena's dreams of making her movie adaptation of the novel 'thirteen reasons why' did not come to fruition then, but recently, she produced a Netflix show series of the same novel where she was the producer. She is well-known in western society as a fashion model, vocalist, and businesswoman. She has a vast career and has been singing, publishing records, concerts, and acting in movies and TV shows. Her net worth has skyrocketed to ninety-three million US dollars.
Salena dated Nick Jonas, of the famous Jonas brothers, and had a controversial relationship with Justin Bieber. Her Instagram profile has 365 M followers.
6. Dwayne Johnson - @therock
Dwayne is a well-known and loved boxer and a contender in WWF and WWE. He is a famous actor with his recent leading roles in 'Jumanji' and other movies. He has also done voice acting for many animated movies, such as the Disney movie 'Moana.'
In high school and college, Johnson was very well known as he was considered a very strong defence in his football career. Born in 1972, rock got his ring name from his fans; he is now 50 years old and has 3 children. He was born in California and his father, a professional wrestler, helped him get into the field.
Dwayne Johnson holds a place on the Hollywood walk of fame. He has been included in the Times magazine's 100 most influential people worldwide. For his acting and production in the cinema world. The rock is worth eight hundred million dollars and is among the highest-paid actors in the world. Rock occasionally posts on his Instagram about his recent ventures and works and has 354 M followers.
7. Ariana Grande - @arianagrande
Ariana is a media and music world sensation from Florida, United States. Her voice and melodic range have put her to the epitome of the industry to the point that any song from her is bound to end up among the most popular songs of the time. Her life has gradually become a very public topic of discussion at certain times.
Her acknowledgements include MTV awards, Grammy awards, and thirty world records. She recently sold her home in Hollywood Hills for fourteen million dollars, and some sources report that she bought twenty million dollars worth of real estate in just one month. She was born in 1993 and started singing at 16 on stage, and has since judged many singing competitions. Her current net worth is two hundred forty million USD. She has 345 M followers on his Instagram profile and she also use her Instagram profile to publicize her brand.
8. Kim Kardashian - @kimkardashian
Arguably the most famous model in the world and an internet sensation, Kim Kardashian has a net worth of an astounding 1.4 billion US dollars. Kim Kardashian's journey started in Los Angeles, where she was born in 1980 and was a half-sister of Kendall and Kylie Jenner when her mother remarried. Kim credits her career to her close childhood friend and the person she worked as a stylist for, Paris Hilton.
Later with her family and half-sisters, Kim and others appeared in 'keeping up with the Kardashians' and did many business stunts like branding her perfume named 'Kim Kardashian'. She is also heavily criticized for her risque photo shoot for playboy and for allowing a release of an inappropriate tape to the public as a publicity stunt.
Kim is alleged to be paid almost 300 thousand USD for every post she made on her Instagram and Facebook for brand publicity. Kim also used to be married Kanye West, and they have four children. Kim has 336 Million followers on Instagram, where she posts daily and engages her fans and admirers
9. Beyoncé - @beyonce
The world-known actress, musician, and businesswoman is 41 years old now and has a net worth of half a billion; She is from Texas. She has also deal with Pepsi, Samsung, Direct TV, and American Express. From 2002 she made a deal with Netflix for sixty million dollars for streaming rights of 3 content. Her husband, the music producer Shawn Carter, known as Jay Z, has a net worth of 1.3 billion US dollars.
Beyoncé won six Grammy awards and was a record-setter in 2010; the times magazine of that year also described her as the world's most beautiful female. Beyoncé is well known for her looks, and the media is not shy to use obscene words to denote her figure and apparel. Beyoncé and Jay Z have two world records for being the most-paid musician couple in 2008. She has also been under heavy criticism from the animal rights commission and PETA due to her clothing including fur and leather products. Her open activism as a pro-black and the Black Lives Matter movement has also put her under the limelight.
They own Parkwood entertainment, an audio and video studio, and the survivor foundation, a charity started by them after hurricane Katrina. Beyoncé's Instagram account features snippets and pieces of her modelling work and recent music videos and releases. Her posts receive a lot of likes and feedback all over social media. Her Instagram profile has 287 M followers.
10. Khloé Kardashian - @khloekardashian
Another one of the Kardashians, Khloé was born in Los Angeles and starred in 'keeping up with the Kardashians' whose success led to two more spin-off shows with her sister, namely 'Kourtney and Khloé take Miami' and 'Kourtney and Khloé Take the '. She earlier worked for Nicole Riche and had completed her bachelor's degree with honours when she was just 17.
When she starred in her family's reality TV show, she started brand endorsement to make money, getting paid around seventy-five thousand dollars for social media posts and publicity. She has actively started a jewellery and clothing business with her sisters and has been witnessed in a PETA campaign to unpopularize fur in clothing. Khloé partnered up with a businesswoman Emma Grede to start a clothing line called 'good ' which had very early success in sales.
Her net worth is above sixty million dollars, and her annual earnings are calculated to be fifteen million USD. Khloé was arrested and jailed for a month for the crime of 'driving while under the influence' caught by the police when she was high.
Kim has two children and is cited as unpopular in school; she also represents a pharmaceutical company because she said it helped her with her migraines. Khloé had a terrible car accident when she was young, where her head slammed into the windshield.
She had also told the media that she had an irregular tumour that needed to be operated on and had surgery when she was nineteen. Her Instagram account is used for endorsements and modelling photoshoots and videos, with two hundred eighty-three million followers worldwide.