What do we have here? 9 singers, 3 brands, 3 soccer players, 4 reality stars, and 1 actor. Let's see down below all of them.
115M followers on Instagram
Katy Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and TV judge. Her name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, but she picked as scene name "Katy Perry", not to be confused with the actress Kate Hudson.
"My personality is up and down, sassy and cheeky." - Katy Perry
On her album called “Teenage Dream” she had 5 No. 1 singles - the most on an album ever, just like Michael Jackson’s “Bad”.
She has 4 tattoos: ‘Jesus’ on her left wrist, “Go with the Flow” on her left arm (in Sanskrit), a strawberry tattooed on the left foot, and a peppermint on her right foot.
126M followers on Instagram
Miley Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She first became known to the world from the Disney series Hannah Montana, as Miley Stewart. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus is a famous country singer who is popular for the "Achy Breaky Heart" song.
"You can't live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off." - Miley Cyrus
In 2007 she launched her debut album called Meet Miley Cyrus - it was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling more than three million copies.
In 2016, she was announced as a coach for the eleventh season of the singing competition series The Voice.
She has been included on the Time 100 list of most influential people in 2008 and 2014.
132M followers on Instagram
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper, singer, and songwriter who rose to fame after releasing the mixtapes Playtime Is Over (2007), Sucka Free (2008), and Beam Me Up Scotty (2009).
Before being a celebrity, Minaj worked as a waitress in the Bronx, office manager, and customer service.
"Respect your haters, they’re the only ones who think you’re better than them." - Nicki Minaj
After signing with Young Money Entertainment in 2009, Minaj released her first studio album, Pink Friday (2010), which peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Her second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was released in 2012 and debuted at number one in several countries.
Minaj's third studio album, The Pinkprint, was released in 2014.
Her fourth studio album, Queen, was released in 2018.
134M followers on Instagram
Khloe Kardashian is an American entrepreneur and TV star, who starred with her family in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. In 2009, she took part at the second season of The Celebrity Apprentice, finishing 10th of 16 candidates by being fired by Donald Trump.
"I'm the ugly sister. I'm the fat one. I'm the transvestite. I have had those mean things said about me at least twice a day for the last five years. It's horrible, you know? But I can brush that stuff off." - Khloe Kardashian
She is involved in the retail and fashion industries with her sisters Kourtney and Kim. They have launched several clothing collections and fragrances and additionally released the book Kardashian Konfidential in 2010.
147M followers on Instagram
Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.
It is the world's largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel and a major manufacturer of sports equipment, with revenue in excess of US$37.4 billion in its fiscal year 2020. As of 2020, it employed 76,700 people worldwide. In 2020 the brand alone was valued in excess of $32 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses.
Nike ranked No. 89 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.
147M followers on Instagram
Jennifer Lopez is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author, and producer.
"I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you." - Jennifer Lopez
Most of us know J. Lo as a singer, but she started her career as an actress. For her role in Out of Sight (1998), Lopez became the first Latina actress to earn over US$1 million for a film. She ventured into the music industry in 1999 with her debut studio album On the 6 preceded by the number-one single "If You Had My Love".
Besides entertainment, Lopez enjoys a highly successful business career consisting of various clothing lines, accessories, fragrances, a production company, and television shows, and a charitable foundation, among other ventures.
147M followers on Instagram
Neymar is one of the best soccer players in the world who plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain. He had his pro debut at age 17, playing for Santos. He was twice named the South American Footballer of the Year, in 2011 and 2012, and after that joined Barcelona.
"The secret is to believe in your dreams; in your potential that you can be like your star, keep searching, keep believing and don’t lose faith in yourself" - Neymar
With Barcelona, Neymar won the continental treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey, and the UEFA Champions League, and finished third for the FIFA Ballon d'Or in 2015 for his performances.
In 2017, Neymar transferred to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million, making him the most expensive player ever.
151M followers on Instagram
Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter who has debuted as a country singer in 2006 but rose to fame two years later with her second album called Fearless.
156M followers on Instagram
National Geographic is an American pay television network and flagship channel owned by National Geographic Partners, a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company (73%) and the National Geographic Society (27%), with the operational management handled by Walt Disney Television.
156M followers on Instagram
Kendall Jenner is an American fashion model and TV star, who became popular after appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians, along with her parents and siblings, Kylie, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob.
She has done multiple editorials and cover shoots for LOVE, and various international Vogue editions, walked for Victoria's Secret and acts as brand ambassador for Estée Lauder's multimedia ad campaigns.
“Don't judge someone's attitude until you've felt their pain.” - Kendall Jenner
Jenner made her debut at No 16 on Forbes magazine's 2015 list of top-earning models, with an estimated annual income of US$4 million.
167M followers on Instagram
There's no point in saying who Justin Bieber is, so we'll stick to some interesting trivia:
“When you’ve reached a certain point in your life, there are people out there waiting to see you fall. but rather than let gravity take you down, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands and fly.” – Justin Bieber
169M followers on Instagram
Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter, actress, as well as record producer. She loved singing and dancing as a child, performing in various competitions. In the late 1990s, she came to prominence as frontwoman in the pop group Destiny's Child.
"I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am." - Beyoncé
Kids in school used to laugh at Beyonce's big ears. At least she had such an "ear for music". Her solo career started in 2003, with the release of the album, Dangerously in Love, and made history in music since then: she is now one of the world's best-selling recording artists, having sold 118 million records worldwide.
She is the first musician to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 with their first six solo studio albums. In 2020, she was included on Time's list of 100 women who defined the last century.
192M followers on Instagram
Messi is the Argentine soccer superstar, who plays as a forward and captain for the Spanish club Barcelona. Besides his tremendous following on Instagram, Messi amassed 102M followers on facebook, and 1M subs on Youtube.
"I have fun like a child in the street. When the day comes when I'm not enjoying it, I will leave football." - Leo Messi
Many consider Messi the best player in the world and those who say it are not subjective at all, as he won six Ballon d'Or awards, six European Golden Shoes, and was named to the Ballon d'Or Dream Team in 2020. He has given his life to Barcelona, playing as a pro only for this club. He won 33 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, six Copa del Rey titles, and four UEFA Champions Leagues.
He is a record-breaker for:
He has scored over 750 senior career goals for club and country and has the most goals ever by a player for a single club.
210M followers on Instagram
Kim Kardashian was first noticed by the paparazzi 20 years ago, as she hanged out with Paris Hilton a lot at that time. But it was the s*x tape Kim Kardashian, Superstar from 2002 (released in 2007) that made her even more famous. After that, she appeared with all her family in the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
"I do feel like success is the best revenge." - Kim Kardashian West
Meanwhile, she has gained a huge social presence, and she's very active as an entrepreneur, actress, and reality TV star. Kim was listed in Time Magazine's 100 most influential people back in 2015.
216M followers on Instagram
Selena Gomez barely knows how it is not to be famous, as she appeared in the TV series for children Barney & Friends as Gianna at the age of 10. After that, she became even more popular with her leading role in the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12).
“The older I get, the prouder I am to be a woman in the industry. When I was younger and running around all the time on tour, I don’t think I took the time to notice how being a woman in my position is really a gift. I want to make sure I utilize all that power.“ – Selena Gomez
Singing and business took Selena much further. Like most big musicians out there, she could not resist the temptation of releasing her own clothing line and her own fragrance.
221M followers on Instagram
Kylie Jenner is one of the most famous media stars, models, and businesswomen. She became popular after appearing on the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
"If you're different, or if you think something about you is just weird and out of the ordinary, I just think that's so dope." - Kylie Jenner
She is a young entrepreneur, founding the clothing line "Kendall & Kylie", along with her sister Kendall, at age 14.
In 2017, Kylie reserved a spot on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list - making her the youngest person on this top.
She's got her own series, Life of Kylie, since 2017.
223M followers on Instagram
Hard as a rock, The Rock is a bodybuilding addict, as you can easily see from Instagram posts. That's not so bad, as long as this makes him & his fans so happy
“Success isn’t always about ‘greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success.” - The Rock
Dwayne is an American actor, producer, professional wrestler. He rose to fame as a wrestler between 1996 and 2004, while acting in movies made him one of the most popular guys in the world.
226M followers on Instagram
Ariana Grande is the most-followed woman on Instagram as of March 2021. She's so popular that lots of parents named their children after her. Besides singing, she has appeared in theatre, television, and film roles, and has lent her voice to animations and films.
“I don’t regret any of the life decisions I’ve made in my life because with every choice I’ve made I’ve learned something new.” - Ariana Grande
In 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list.
270M followers on Instagram
Cristiano Ronaldo is by far the most popular soccer player on Instagram. He was the first person to reach 200M followers on the social network. He plays as a forward for the club Juventus and he is also the captain of the Portugal national team. He has won five Ballon d'Or awards and four European Golden Shoes.
“I see football as an art and all players are artists. If you are a top artist, the last thing you would do is paint a picture somebody else has already painted.” - Cristiano Ronaldo
388M followers on Instagram
And the most followed person on Instagram is... Please don't accuse us of bribery. We swear Instagram did not pay us to put them in front of this list. We know this sounds strange: Instagram is the most followed account on Instagram They just publish the most interesting stuff out there and they've made it to the top of the chart.
But Ronaldo is one competitive guy. Let's see what comes in the future.
PS: We trust Instagram, please don't fake the numbers if the famous soccer player reaches the top
Well, that's it. Now let's reverse the order of this list, it's easier to read it like this :)
As you can easily see, the title we used initially ("Most Followers on Instagram? Who's The Lucky Winner in March 2021") was not such a great choice, as that "WHO" is not a person, but a company and brand.
#1. Instagram - 388M
#2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 270M
#3. Ariana Grande - 226M
#4. The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) - 223M
#5. Kylie Jenner - 221M
#6. Selena Gomez - 216M
#7. Kim Kardashian - 210M
#8. Leo Messi - 192M
#9. Beyonce - 169M
#10. Justin Bieber - 167M
#11. Kendall Jenner - 156M
#12. National Geographic - 155M
#13. Taylor Swift - 151M
#14. Neymar - 147M
#15. Jennifer Lopez - 146M
#16. Nike - 139M
#17. Khloe Kardashian - 133M
#18. Nicki Minaj - 131M
#19. Miley Cyrus - 126M
#20. Katy Perry - 114M