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Most Followed on Instagram

I’m sure you wanna know who are the top 50 most followed Instagram accounts. Every account on this list has more than a million followers on Instagram. To make it interesting, I’ve added the number of followers and the country of origin.

While this list can change over time, it’s important to note that it was captured as of mid-November 2017.

1) Instagram – @Instagram

The Instagram team discovers and tells the stories from around the world. Curated by Instagram’s community team.

Followers: 227 Million

2) Selena Gomez @selenagomez

Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer and actress. She started her career on the children’s television series Barney & Friends and is currently trending second on Instagram.

Followers: 129 Million

Country: USA

3) Ariana Grande @arianagrande

Ariana Grande-Butera, better known as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She started her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13.

Followers: 115 Million

Musician and Actress

Country: USA

4) Cristiano Ronaldo @cristiano

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer for the Spanish club Real Madrid. Clearly, the Portugal national team has massive Fan following on Instagram.

Followers: 114 Million

Footballer

Country: Portugal

5) Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter @beyonce

Trending on number five is Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, better known as Beyoncé. She’s an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress from Houston, Texas. She’s got 108 Million people following her on Instagram with 0 Followers (ain’t that nice!).

Followers: 108 Million

Musician

Country: USA

6) Taylor Swift @taylorswift

Leading contemporary recording artist, singer-songwriter, Taylor Alison Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal life. With 104 million fans, records get sold and hits are inevitable. Again, 0 following – WTF!

Followers: 104 Million

Musician and Actress

Country: USA

7) Kim Kardashian: @kimkardashian

Trending on number seven we have American reality television personality, socialite, actress, businesswoman, and model Kimberly Kardashian West. She’s got 104 million people hooked on her Instagram reality show.

Followers: 104 Million

Reality TV personality

Country: USA

8) Kylie Jenner @kyliejenner

Kylie’s an American reality tv star, model, entrepreneur, socialite, and social media personality. She’s also got 99 million followers to sell her cosmetics product line.

Followers: 99.1 Million

Reality TV personality

Country: USA

09) Dwayne Douglas Johnson @therock

Trending on number 9 is Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name – The Rock, as well as the same handle on Instagram. Actor, producer, wrestler and all-around likable guy.

Followers: 95.5 Million

Actor and Professional Wrestler

Country: USA

 10) Justin Bieber @justinbieber

At number 10, we have Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. After a talent manager discovered him through his YouTube videos covering songs in 2008, he was signed to RBMG. Bieber released his debut album, My World, in late 2009 and the Bieber-generation is obsessed with his Instagram feed. Not so sure about the music?

Followers: 93.2 Million

Musician

Country: Canada

11) Kendall Nicole Jenner @kendalljenner

Trending on number 11 is Kendall Nicole Jenner, an American fashion model and television personality. She’s a also a model in a movement dubbed “the Instagirl era” by Vogue magazine. Originally appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kendall has 84.5 million followers paying attention.

Followers: 84.5 Million

Model

Country: USA

12) Nicki Minaj  @nickiminaj

At number 12, we have Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj. She’s an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and model with 84 million followers on her Instagram. She recently revealed on Instagram that she’s been donating funds to an Indian village for a few years via her pastor. The donations helped the village build a computer center, a tailoring institute, a reading program, and two water wells. Nice Nicki!

Followers: 84 Million

Musician

Country: Trinidad and Tobago

13)  Neymar da Silva Santos @neymarjr

Trending at number 13, we have Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for the French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

Followers: 83.8 Million

Footballer

Country: Brazil

14) Leo Messi @leomessi

At number 14, another footballer. Leo Messi is is an Argentine professional with 82.9 million followers. He plays forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

Followers: 82.9 Million

Footballer

Country: Argentina

15) National Geographic @natgeo

You’ve never seen our planet in all of its glory until you’ve seen the National Geographic Instagram shots. Amazing photography and videos are well deserving of the Instagram love from all over the world.

Followers: 82.5 Million 

USA

16) Nike @nike 

One of the most iconic brands, Nike is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services. Engage, engage, and engage – 75 million followers just do it.

Sportswear multinational corporation

Followers: 75 Million

USA

17) Miley Cyrus: @mileycyrus 

American singer, songwriter, and actress Miley Ray Cyrus started her career playing minor roles in the television series Doc and appeared in the film Big Fish. She’s all grown up now with 72.9 million followers along for the ride.

Followers: 72.9 Million

Musician and actress

USA

18) Khloé Alexandra Kardashian: @khloekardashian

At number 18, we have American television personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, and entrepreneur Khloé Alexandra Kardashian. She also starred in reality tv series Keeping Up with the Kardashians with her family and has her official app available for download on the Apple app store: appstore.com/KhloeKardashian

Followers: 69.8 Million

Reality TV personality

USA

19) Jennifer Lynn Lopez @jlo

There’s nothing low about jlo’s stats. Almost 70m tune in to her feed to show their love to the famous singer, actress, dancer and fashion designer. Interesting fact – she is the highest paid Latin actress in Hollywood.

Followers: 69.8 Million

Musician and actress

USA

20)Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson: @katyperry

We’d love to be on tour with this beautiful all American singer and songwriter. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known as Katy Perry, deviated from her early pursuit of a career in gospel music as a teenager to becoming everyone’s favorite music sensation.

Followers: 68 MIllion

Musician

USA

21) Demetria Devonne Lovato: @ddlovato 

Making her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends, Demi Lovato rose to prominence in 2008 when she starred in the Disney tv film Camp Rock. The success of the film and its soundtrack resulted in a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Now, she’s setting records worldwide.

Followers: 62.2 Million 

Musician and actress

USA

22) Kourtney Mary Kardashian: @kourtneykardash

Just when you think there can’t be more of them – there’s another. Kourtney Kardashian touts her own app in case you haven’t gotten enough of the Kardashians. I wonder if it’s a game?

Followers: 59.3 Million

Reality Tv Personality

USA

23) Robyn Rihanna Fenty: @badgalriri

Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown, Rihanna revealed her dazzling lineup of makeup on Instagram – Fenty Beauty line. Notice a pattern with celebs and their product lines?

Followers: 57.9 Million

Musician

Barbados

24) Victoria’s Secret:  @victoriassecret

At number 24, we have Victoria’s Secret. Quite frankly, I’m surprised their follower count isn’t in the billions 🙂 Get your fix for everything VS + shop the feed right here: like2b.uy/victoriassecret

Followers: 57.5 Million

Lingerie retailer

USA

25) Kevin Darnell Hart: @kevinhart4real

Trending at number 25, Kevin Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kevin began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs. 55 million followers is evidence he’s funny both on Instagram and the stage.

Followers: 55 Million

Comedian

USA

26) Real Madrid Club de Fútbol: @realmadrid

Soccer is life especially in Spain. Founded in 1902, we have 12 times European Champions Real Madrid keeping it very real on Instagram.

Followers: 53.6M

Football Club

Spain

27) Spain Futbol Club Barcelona: @fcbarcelona 

Futbol Club Barcelona wants in on the action and trails their countrymen.

Followers: 52.9 Million

Football Club

Spain

28) Ellen DeGeneres: @theellenshow 

Ellen DeGeneres is the best at delivering monologues and interviewing the most interesting guests. Likable, lovable, and hilarious Ellen exudes the same on Instagram.

Followers: 48.9 Million

Comedian

USA

29) Justin Randall Timberlake: @justintimberlake 

We don’t hear much music from him anymore, but he’s still got quite the following on Instagram. At #29, Justin Timberlake continues his streak at the top of the charts.

Followers: 46.8 Million

Musician and actor

USA

30) Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman: @zendaya 

American actress and singer Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman starred in the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up as Rocky Blue. Now, she shakes it up on Instagram for 45 million followers.

Followers: 45.3 Million

Actress

USA

31) Vin Diesel: @vindiesel

American actor, producer, director and screenwriter Mark Sinclair, better known by his stage name Vin Diesel. You know him best as Dominic Toretto in The Fast and the Furious film seriesRichard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick series or Xander Cage in the XXX series.

Followers: 45.1 Million

Actor

USA

32) Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll: @shakira 

Singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer Shakira was raised in Barranquilla, Colmobia. She entered the English-language market with her fifth album, Laundry Service. Its lead single, “Whenever, Wherever“, became one of the most successful singles ever in 2002.

Followers: 43.7 Million

Musician

Colombia

33) 9GAG: @9gag

9GAG is a Hong Kong-based online platform and social media website. Its user generated streams consist of shareable content and memes across gaming, tech, and NSFW. The website was founded by University of Hong Kong students who wanted an alternative online platform to share humorous photos or videos.

Followers: 42.4M

Social media Platform

Hong Kong

34) David Robert Joseph Beckham: @davidbeckham

English footballer David Robert Joseph Beckham has played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain.

Followers: 40.8M

Footballer

UK

35) Christopher Maurice Brown: @chrisbrownofficial 

American singer, songwriter, and actor Christopher Maurice Brown was involved at his church choir and local talent shows from a young age. It paid off.

Followers: 40.6M

Musician

UK

36) Cara Jocelyn Delevingne: @caradelevingne

English fashion model and actress Cara Jocelyn Delevingne was awarded Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014. She is the author of Mirror, Mirror.

Followers:  40.5 Million

Model and actress

UK

37) Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson: @emmawatson 

I’m not the only one that’s been in love with Emma Watson for a long time. It seems 40 million followers agree that the British actress and model has earned her bragging rights.

Followers: 40.5M

Actress

UK

38) Aubrey Drake Graham: @champagnepapi

Canada represents with rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur Aubrey Drake Graham. Drake loves to torture us with excitement, he released the Views tracklist, which features song titles perfectly served as Instagram captions.

Followers: 38.2M

Musician

Canada

39) Jelena Noura: @gigihadid

Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid was signed to IMG Models in 2013 and has been ranked Top 50 Models at Models.com. I see why.

Followers: 36.4M

Model

UK

40) James David Rodríguez Rubio: @jamesrodriguez10

Colombian footballer who plays midfielder or winger for German club Bayern Munich on loan from Real Madrid. The guy has a the best teams and 33 million loyal fans cheering for him on Instagram.

Followers: 33.6 Million 

Footballer

Colobia

41) LeBron Raymone James: @kingjames

Lebron James – the King of the NBA, and the first basketball player on this Top 50 list.

Followers: 33.4M

Basketball player

USA

42) Gareth Frank Bale: @garethbale11

Welsh footballer who plays winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team.

Followers: 31.7

Footballer

UK

43) Zachary David Alexander Efron: @zacefron

American actor and singer, Zachary David Alexander Efron, began acting professionally in the early 2000s and starred in the High School Musical franchise.

Followers: 31.1M

Actor

USA

44) Nike football: @nikefootball

Nike and Football eats up another slot on the Top 50 Instagrammers list. It’s one of few brands that has the imagery and clout to keep our attention.

Followers: 30.5

USA

45) Adele Laurie Blue: @adele 

English singer-songwriter, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on  Myspace. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2016. With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Followers: 30.5M

Musician

Uk

46) Juan Luis: @maluma

Colombian singer and songwriter, Juan Luis Londoño Arias, better known by his stage name Maluma has 29.4 Million followers on Instagram.

Followers: 29.4 Million 

Musician

Colombia

47)  Zlatan Ibrahimović: @iamzlatanibrahimovic

This Swedish footballer played forward for Manchester United. Zlatan Ibrahimović continues to influence off the field.

Followers: 28.6M

Footballer

Sweden

48)  National Aeronautics and Space Administration: @nasa

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research to explore the universe. What’s not to like about space pics?

Followers: 28.4M

Government space agency

USA

49) Ronaldo de Assis Moreira: @ronaldinho

Brazilian footballer and ambassador for Spanish club FC Barcelona, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, entertains worldwide audiences.

Followers: 27.4M

Footballer

Brazil

50) Vanessa Anne Hudgens: @vanessahudgens

American actress and singer, Vanessa Anne Hudgens, took advantage of her assets.

Followers: 27.3M

Actress and musician

USA

That’s the Top 50 Most Followed Instagram Profiles. To make it to the top 50 list, the Instagram tips is to become a footballer or learn to sing.

Otherwise, get back on Instagram and give them some competition with reposts of your cubicle or lunch order for organic Instagram growth.

Charlie P

Charlie P

Charlie is CEO of Ampfluence -the #1 Instagram growth service, CEO of Triberr, a content and influencer marketing platform, and CEO of 99 Robots, a digital marketing & WordPress agency. He lives and breathes social media marketing, especially Instagram. He doesn't write much, but when he does, we all think it's worth reading!

Charlie P

Charlie is CEO of Ampfluence -the #1 Instagram growth service, CEO of Triberr, a content and influencer marketing platform, and CEO of 99 Robots, a digital marketing & WordPress agency. He lives and breathes social media marketing, especially Instagram. He doesn't write much, but when he does, we all think it's worth reading!
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