Here are the top 10 most followed people on Instagram

26 February 2019, 14:28

Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner all feature but who is the most followed person on Instagram?

It's no secret that Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the entire world. Ever since it first came out in 2010, we've been obsessed with it. From posting our own pics to endlessly scrolling through our friends, family and faves' accounts, it never fails to entertain us. However, part of what makes Instagram so huge is the fact that it gives us a glimpse into the lives of celebrities.

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From candid Cardi B stories to romantic Justin Bieber moments, celebrities dominate Instagram. With that in mind, it should come as no shock that they are the most followed people on Instagram. Who is in the top 10 though? How many followers do they have? Who is Number 1? Read our extensive list of the top 10 most followed people on Instagram below.

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10) Lionel Messi - 110.2 million followers

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Feliz día mi vida !! Te amo 😍

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Footballers dominate Instagram and Argentine player Lionel Messi is one of the most popular ones. Check out his Instagram page to see shots of him training, photos with his children and romantic declarations of love to his wife Antonella Roccuzzo.

9) Neymar - 111.6 million followers

Brazilian footballer Neymar is the ninth most followed person on the social media platform and it's all thanks to his cute photos with his son and his personality. When he's not working, he's on holiday and the photos are incredible.

8) Taylor Swift - 114.3 million followers

Taylor Swift actually became the most followed person on Instagram during her 1989 era but things have quieted down a bit for her since. Still, her profile provides a look into her high profile friendships, new music and adorable cats. Lots of cats.

7) Beyoncé - 125 million followers

Beyoncé also used to lay claim to the title of the most followed person on Instagram and it's easy to see why. She is one of the biggest entertainers of all time and her pics prove that. Who could forget her iconic pregnancy announcement in 2017?

6) Kylie Jenner - 127.8 million followers

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An egg may have taken her most liked Instagram photo but Kylie is still beating it where it counts. The reality TV mogul is the youngest person in the Top 10 and she blesses us with everything from cute photos of Stormi to stunning magazine shoots.

5) Kim Kardashian - 128.9 million followers

Kim Kardashian remains the most popular Kardashian on Instagram at the moment. Kim actually once lay claim to the most followed person on Instagram title and it's easy to see why. From her selfies to her beautiful family photos, she uses it well.

4) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - 133.2 million followers

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Laughin’ at the time back in high school when I got into a Valentine’s Day argument w/ my girlfriend and she so clearly told me where I could shove 😂🌹🤦🏽‍♂️my roses. Flew from LA to Miami so I could spend an awesome afternoon and lovely dinner with my #1 Valentine @simonegjohnson. Little sleep but so well worth our invaluable and fun father/daughter time. SO PROUD of her and that apple sure didn’t fall far from this tree. Dropped her off, gave her a massive bear hug and back on the bird to get to work. A special Valentines and now excuse me while I get crazy and bring new meaning to the term “mile high club” by goin’ to town on my chicken and pasta. #fatherdaughter #grateful🖤

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Who doesn't love The Rock? Not only is Dwayne Johnson an international heartthrob but he is also one of the nicest people in show business. Follow his Instagram page for jokes, work out tips and an insight into his life outside of the limelight.

3) Selena Gomez - 146.3 million followers

Just like Taylor, Beyoncé and Kim, Selena Gomez was also the most followed person on Instagram for a while. However, the Disney legend has stepped away from Instagram a bit in recent months to focus on her health. Still we love her and her candid posts.

2) Ariana Grande - 146.4 million followers

It's official. Ariana Grande is now the most followed woman on Instagram. After a blockbuster year with two hit albums (both Sweetener and thank u, next hit Number 1 in the US, UK and around the world), she has taken over Instagram. What a star.

1) Cristiano Ronaldo - 155.9 million followers

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it's Cristiano Ronaldo who reigns supreme. The Portuguese footballer reached the number one spot back in October 2018 and he's now sailed ahead of the competition with more than nine million followers than anyone else.

Who do you think will overtake Cristiano?