Instagram has become one of the most used social media platforms in the world. One billion of its users are constantly looking to meet each other. Tens of millions of them intend to gain more followers while the rest just want to follow their idols or favorite people.
Indeed, Instagram is a great place to share moments with others, although it was originally created to store user photos and nothing more. But everything has changed, that’s what we all see. Many people have turned themselves into celebrities on Instagram today. It’s all thanks to the platform’s transformation from an image sharing network to a lifestyle.
Meanwhile, real celebrities have also gained more popularity as indicated by their large number of followers. It’s like they’re constantly competing with each other for influence. The most popular ones are the winners. This, despite the fact that not many people have time to compare the scores recorded by these celebrities on the social networking service. However, if you’re curious and want to see an interesting comparison, here are the top 5 most-followed celebrities on Instagram in 2020.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo: 210 million followers
Considered to be one of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo DOS Santos Aveiro or better known as Cristiano Ronaldo has the most Instagram followers, amounting to 210 million in number. The superstar was named after his father’s favorite figure, Ronald Reagan, who was U.S president at the time of his birth. According to him, his parents “liked this name” because “it sounded strong”. The Portuguese legend has earned multiple awards both inside and outside of soccer.
2. Ariana Grande: 179 million followers
Who doesn’t know Ariana Grande? The American singer and actress who is famous for her distinctive tone has more than one hundred million fans all over the world. It’s proven by her 179 million Instagram followers. Grande’s career began when she was still a young child. Now she has collected over 102 awards thanks to her stunning performance in concerts, movies and TV series.
3. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: 177 million followers
Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock, is a former professional wrestler and footballer who has now turned into a famous Hollywood actor. He appeared in more than 300 movies and holds two Guinness World Records. His first record was set for the staggering amount of payment that he received for his first main role in The Scorpion King, while the second one was for the 105 selfies that he took in just three minutes.
4. Selena Gomez: 172 million followers
As one of the most famous American actresses and singers, Selena Gomez is a very busy person. She kicked off her career in 2002 by joining the cast of children’s TV series Barney & Friends as ”Gianna”, after which she took on everything from starring in movies to recording albums and giving concerts. Gomez’s 172 million followers on Instagram is the testament of her massive popularity.
5. Kylie Jenner: 168 million followers
Kylie Jenner is an American Entrepreneur, Model and Media Personality who is also the founder and owner of makeup company Kylie Cosmetics. She began her career in 2007 by starring in the reality TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As of March 2019, at age 21, Jenner is the world’s youngest billionaire. Forbes magazine stated that Jenner’s net worth is estimated at a mind-blowing $1 billion. This big success is accompanied by the tremendous popularity that Jenner has gained in the fashion industry.