As one of the most popular social media platforms and fast emerging as the platform to upload your photos, Instagram is considered a necessity for individuals and businesses alike.
Individuals enjoy reaching out to a variety of like-minded people from around the world to build their online followings and social media families. At the same time, businesses see a huge opportunity to attract, engage, and convert into sales a giant proportion of their target audiences. As a marketing tool, Instagram is impressively efficient and very cost-efficient compared to the costs attached to marketing campaigns of the past.
For individuals, Instagram is becoming a lifestyle and a world within a world of social networks. The celebrities and people who enjoy unparalleled fame on Instagram include actors, athletes, singers, and models.
Read on to learn more about of some the people who have gigantic worldwide followings on Instagram.
Cristiano Ronaldo has 203.4 million followers and this following is continuously growing. The legendary footballer has the distinction of being the most followed person on Instagram due to his football skills that are considered among the top three in the world.
The Portugal natives’ skills have been recognized by international football organizations, and he has received the coveted Golden Ball award three times and has also received the Golden Boot four times. Besides, playing on the Portugal National Team he also plays for the prestigious Juventus football club.
Ariana Grande has 174.9 million followers, according to the latest news. The 2nd most followed Instagram celebrity is an internationally acclaimed singer who has won the hearts of fans around the world with her inspiring songs and glorious voice. The singer, songwriter, and actress originate from Florida, United States and has achieved fame and fortune at an amazingly young age.
This celebrity has 171.9 million followers and started as a football player, bodybuilder, and professional wrestler before branching out as an actor. He owes his current fame to his acting career which has been cemented by blockbuster movies like Fast and Furious which has become a modern-day classic for action enthusiasts. As the third most followed person on Instagram, the California based muscular celebrity is more commonly referred to by his nickname of The Rock.
Selena Gomez has 168.4 million followers and achieved fame very early in life. From being a child actor on the kid-favorite show of Barney and Friends to Disney Channel fame as a teen, the actress, singer, producer, and songwriter has gained international fame among the younger audience. She is also hailed as a survivor who didn’t let ill-health get in the way of her career as she has battled the serious disease, lupus and overcome her body’s fragility and the depression that comes with any chronic illness.
This internet celebrity is also a model, actress, and savvy entrepreneur, with a following of 160.1 million on Instagram. She has built an impressive business empire comprising of clothing, perfumes and makeup brands on the back of her reality-based TV show called Keeping up with the Kardashians. She is part of the Kardashian/Jenner family and is married to Kanye West. The social media celebrity charges a reputed $720,000 per Instagram post.
With 162.4 million followers, Kylie Jenner has an impressive following of fans at a very young age. As half-sister to Kim Kardashian and one of the stars of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, she was inducted into fame at an early age. She has built her independent fortune on her career as a model, actor as well as by establishing her brand called Kylie Cosmetics. Forbes recently declared the 21-year-old to be the youngest billionaire in the world and she has been hailed as the most influential teen in the world by Time Magazine in the past.
With 142.9 million followers, the legendary footballer needs no introduction. Now nearing the end of his playing career, the Argentina native is known and beloved around the world not only for his superb football skills but also for his humble and down to earth image. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and is also the brand ambassador for Adidas. He has alternated with Cristiano Ronaldo in winning some of the most prestigious international football awards and trophies. He has represented Argentina’s National Football team and is a part of the renowned Spanish Football club, Barcelona.
The famed singer has 140.9 million followers on Instagram and is a legend in the music and entertainment industry. Not only is she a celebrated musical artist, having been awarded many of the top musical awards in the world, such as the Grammys, she is also an amazing actress having acted in recent films such as Homecoming. She has sold millions of music albums, and her songs are famous all over the world.
A footballer with 133.7 million followers, Neymar Jr, is a native of Brazil and has honed his skills to the point that he has achieved international fame. He plays for the French football club Paris Saint-Germain as well as on the Brazilian side during International matches. After Ronaldo and Messi, he is third in the trio of the highest-paid athlete in the world and has been included in Time Magazine’s list of the Most Influential People.
Taylor Swift has 126.8 million followers and has a magical voice to go with her enchanting appearance. The American singer and songwriter has branched out into directing, producing and acting and has won numerous music awards. She has been featured in the top hundred lists of both Forbes and Time and has held a Guinness World Record for six years. Her songs are a staple for broken-hearted teens from around the world as well as inspire and motivate young fans with their strong, independent lyrics.