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Top 10 Most Followed Instagram Accounts

Updated on June 17, 2018
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Top 10 Most Followed Instagram Accounts.
Top 10 Most Followed Instagram Accounts.

Introduction to the Article

Discovering and telling the stories of users from all around the world and strengthening relationships through the shared experiences, Instagram is just one of the best platforms to capture and share moments from any part of the world to everywhere, anywhere. This article commemorates the top 10 most followed accounts on the widely popular social photo-sharing platform we know as, Instagram, as of November 2017.

About Instagram

Instagram | Source

Instagram is a social networking website and a photo-sharing application/service that allows its users to upload and share pictures and videos either publicly or privately from all around the globe. It was created and launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in the year 2010. Since then, Instagram rapidly gained popularity with one million registered users in a period of just two months merely and 10 million in a year subsequently. Currently, it has a network of over 700 million users to date. Millions of users from around the world have managed to upload over forty billion photos since its inception. It is available in 33 languages with over dozens of unique filters for its users.
In the year 2012, Instagram was acquired by Facebook, Inc. for approximately 1 billion US Dollars, in cash and in stock as well. Apart from the global recognition and presence, Instagram won "Best Locally Made App" award in the SF Weekly Web Awards in September 2011. Later in December of the same year, Apple Inc. named Instagram the "App of the Year" for the year 2011. Instagram was also named No. 1 by Mashable on its list of "The 100 best iPhone apps of all time" in the year 2015, highlighting it as one of the most influential social networking sites in the world.
Instagram allows us to follow our favorite people from all around the world which includes the list of celebrities, public figure, athletes, friends and family, etc. to see what they are up to, and discover different accounts from all around the world that share things people love. Instagram has grown over the years having a community based over 700 million users worldwide as it allows different users to express themselves by sharing all and any moments of the day and also highlighting everything in between as well.

The List of Top Accounts

It takes quite a real entertainer and a whole lot of brilliant skills to be loved by millions of people from all over the globe. Some believe that it’s gifted and fortunate to be amongst the top leading personalities in terms of following, which obviously can only hint the star power for any individual/group. There are seven Instagram accounts which have exceeded 100 million followers mark on the site.
Following is the list of the top ten most followed accounts on Instagram with respect to the followers in millions:

1. Instagram (@instagram)

Instagram. | Source

With over 228 million followers, the most followed user on Instagram is its own account. Instagram is becoming one of the most powerful social media platforms, especially after being acquired by Facebook, Inc. as it is has a legion of followers.

2. Selena Gomez (@selenagomez)

Selena Gomez.
Selena Gomez. | Source

Coming on second in this list, Selena Gomez has over 129 million followers on Instagram. The young American singer and actress is the most followed individual in the world. No wonder she has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles worldwide.

You have every right to a beautiful life.

— Selena Gomez.

3. Ariana Grande (@arianagrande)

Ariana Grande.
Ariana Grande. | Source

Ariana Grande comes in number third in this list of most followed users on Instagram with over 115 million followers. The young actress and musician was also listed as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2016.

Never give up on something you love.

— Ariana Grande.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)

Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo. | Source

The Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo ranks on number 4 as he has 115 million followers on Instagram just a little less than Ariana Grande. The world's most famous athlete has his legion of fans that support and follow him regularly as he is one of the most beloved personalities in the world today.

We should make the most of life, enjoy it because that's the way it is.

— Cristiano Ronaldo.

5. Beyoncé (@beyonce)

Beyonce. | Source

Beyoncé is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress who comes in number five on this list with over 108 million Instagram followers. Beyoncé has sold a projected 100 million records as a solo artist and a further 60 million records with the band named Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists in history.

I'm a human being and I fall in love and sometimes I don't have control of every situation.

— Beyoncé.

6. Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian)

Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian. | Source

Kim Kardashian is a Reality TV personality who has over 104 million followers on Instagram. In the year 2015 Kardashian was reported to be the highest-paid reality television personality with her total earnings exceeding 53 million US Dollars.

Holidays are the best. I couldn't imagine being from a small family.

— Kim Kardashian.

7. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift)

Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift. | Source

Taylor Swift follows on with 104 million followers as well (a little less than Kim Kardashian). The American singer-songwriter and actress is regarded as one of the leading contemporary recording artists receiving widespread media coverage for her songs.

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.

— Taylor Swift.

8. Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner)

Kylie Jenner.
Kylie Jenner. | Source

At number 8 is another Reality TV personality, Kylie Jenner, who has 99 million followers on Instagram. She is very close to reach the 100 million followers club on Instagram with just 1 short from the prestigious mark.

Try getting to know someone before making assumptions.

— Kylie Jenner.

9. The Rock (@therock)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. | Source

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is undoubtedly the most electrifying man in all of entertainment. The Rock is the only professional wrestler (and actor) to be featured in this list. He is known for being one of the most active and engaging social media celebrities in the world today. The Rock has over 96 million followers on Instagram. He is just 4 million followers away in reaching the 100 million followers club on Instagram.

Be humble, be hungry, and always be the hardest worker in the room.

— Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

10. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)

Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber. | Source

Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer-songwriter who became the second person to reach 100 million followers on Twitter in late August 2017. Bieber also became the first artist to cross 10 billion views on his Vevo on YouTube. Currently, Bieber has 93 million Instagram followers and just 7 million followers short of reaching the 100 million followers club.

I'm looking forward to influencing others in a positive way. My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.

— Justin Bieber.


Instagram is growing since it started in October 2010 due to its increasing number of users. This article lists the top ten of the most followed Instagram accounts, as of November 2017. These numbers are highly volatile as they keep on changing at a very rapid pace and has a deliberate impact on the orders on which these individual accounts rank. The number of followers increases proportionally with a direct increase in the number of users of the social networking site. With its growing number of users, Instagram is one of the most visited social media platforms for individuals and groups around the world.
That is all for now. Don’t forget to vote, comment and share this article with everyone as much as you want to and as much as you can, as this could also help other Instagram users to know where their favorite accounts rank in the top ten most followed Instagram accounts. Thanks for reading!

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