20 Most Followed Instagram Influencers

  1. Instagram (352m followers):

    Instagram is a free, online photo-sharing application and social network platform. Instagram allows users to edit and upload photos and short videos through a mobile app.
    After its launch in 2010, Instagram rapidly gained popularity, with one million registered users in two months, 10 million in a year, and 1 billion as of May 2019. In April 2012, Facebook acquired the service for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock.

  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (222m followers):

    ·       Age: 35 years
    ·       Country of Birth: Portugal
    ·       Profession: Footballer
    ·       Famous for: being one of the best athletes and well-known sports star on and off the field
    ·       Career started as: Footballer in Sporting CP (club)
    ·       Why people follow him: family person, humble, philanthropist.
    ·       His Impact on the world: Ronaldo’s impact as a footballer has been well-documented with four Champions Leagues, four Ballons d’Or and five Goal 50 awards. No one has scored more goals for Real Madrid or for Portugal and he is destined to be remembered as one of the all-time greats. Not only that, Ronaldo regularly does charity work and family and fans are a great part of his life.

  3. Ariana Grande (189.1m followers):

    ·       Age: 26 years
    ·       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ·       Profession: Actor, Singer, Composer, Songwriter
    ·       Famous for: Being Musically gifted, pop superstar.
    ·       Career started as: Role of Charlotte, Broadway musical 13.
    ·       Why people follow her: She is one the biggest popstars on the planet and a strong supporter of LGBQT+ rights.
    ·       Her Impact on the world: Ariana’s releases such as No tears left to cry, god is a woman, breathin’ have been uplifting for the female community and inspired feminism and woman power.

  4. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (185.4m followers):

    ·       Age: 48 years
    ·       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ·       Profession: Voice acting, Author, Television Producer
    ·       Famous for: being “The Rock”, a popular wrestling and acting personality.
    ·       Career started as: professional wrestler
    ·       Why people follow him: His reassuring nature, funny persona and personal story are so interesting that he appeals to all kinds of people everywhere.
    ·       His Impact on the world: His foundation creates a platform of hope for children worldwide by providing programs designed to empower the lives of children who are hospitalized for medical disabilities, disorders, and illnesses.

  5. Kylie Jenner (179.1m followers):

    ·       Age: 22 years
    ·       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ·       Profession: Media personality, socialite, model, and businesswoman.
    ·       Famous for: Starring in the E! reality television series and she is the founder and owner of cosmetic company Kylie Cosmetics.
    ·       Career started as: appearing in the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, in 2007.
    ·       Why people follow her: She has been in the spotlight from a young age and her fans have been able to watch her grow up. She’s the creator of her own cosmetics line; Kylie Cosmetics, and she is also highly followed on all social media platforms.
    ·       Her Impact on the world: Kylie Jenner, at the age of 21, was labelled as the world’s youngest self-made billionaire. Moreover, she is a prime example in displaying the digital impact she has in implementing ideologies on beauty and body image to her followers and to society.

  6. Selena Gomez (178.7m followers):

    ●       Age: 27 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: Singer, actress, TV producer
    ●       Famous for: Her charity work
    ●       Career started as: a child star in TV show “Barney and friends”
    ●       Why people follow her: philanthropist, charity work, awesome music
    ●       Her Impact on the world: In October 2008, Gomez participated in St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Runway For Life” benefit. That same month, Gomez was named UNICEF‘s spokesperson for the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign, which encouraged children to raise money on Halloween to help children around the world.

  7. Kim Kardashian West (173.2m followers):

    ●       Age: 39 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: Media personality, socialite, businesswoman and model.
    ●       Famous for: keeping up with the Kardashians, beauty line
    ●       Career started as: Paris Hilton’s stylist
    ●       Why people follow her: beauty line “KKW” and spandex line “Skims”.
    ●       Her Impact on the world: She has advocated for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide on numerous occasions and encouraged President Barack Obama and the United States government to consider its acknowledgments.

  8. Lionel Messi (153.4m followers):

    ●       Age: 32 years
    ●       Country of Birth: Argentina
    ●       Profession: Football player
    ●       Famous for: Being football Superstar.
    ●       Career started as: football player at “Rosario club”
    ●       Why people follow him: philanthropist and football sensation.
    ●       His Impact on the world: Throughout his career, Messi has been involved in charitable efforts aimed at vulnerable children, a commitment that stems in part from the medical difficulties he faced in his own childhood. Since 2004, he has contributed his time and finances to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), an organization with which Barcelona also has a strong association. Messi has served as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador to Haiti.

  9. Beyoncé (147.3m followers):

    ●       Age: 38 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: Singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, dancer, businesswoman
    ●       Famous for: Her music, fashion line and activism
    ●       Career started as: a part of a trio called “Destiny’s child”
    ●       Why people follow her: because of her feminist views and female empowerment themes found in her music
    Her Impact on the world: After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Beyoncé and Rowland founded the Survivor Foundation to provide transitional housing for victims in the Houston area, to which Beyoncé contributed an initial $250,000. In December 2012, Beyoncé along with a variety of other celebrities teamed up and produced a video campaign for “Demand A Plan”, a bipartisan effort by a group of 950 US mayors and others designed to influence the federal government into rethinking its gun control laws, following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

  10. Neymar (139m followers):

    ●       Age: 28 years
    ●       Country of Birth: Brazil
    ●       Profession: Football player
    ●       Famous for: playing football
    ●       Career started as: a football player at 17 years of age
    ●       Why people follow him: With 61 goals in 101 matches for Brazil since debuting at age 18, Neymar is the third highest goal scorer for his national team.
    ●       His Impact on the world: Neymar has targeted his philanthropy efforts toward impoverished communities in Brazil with a focus on clean water and sanitation, as well as education and health services for children. The fiery and energetic Neymar has regularly partnered with Waves for Water to bring clean water ccto impoverished areas in Brazil.

  11. National Geographic (137m followers):

    Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization committed to exploring and protecting our planet. It funds hundreds of research and conservation projects around the world each year and inspire new generations through its education initiatives and resources.
    National Geographic has 2,039 employees and is ranked 3rd among its top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 1,592.
    In review, National Geographic covers topics through, photos, videos and articles related to history, conservation, culture, and science. There is minimal bias and they are generally considered a pro-science source. All articles are well sourced.

  12. Justin Bieber (137m followers):

    ●       Age: 26 years
    ●       Country of Birth: Canada
    ●       Profession: Singer, songwriter, actor
    ●       Famous for: Most googled person on planet for four years straight
    ●       Career started as: singing song covers on YouTube
    ●       Why people follow him: philanthropist
    ●       His Impact on the world: Bieber supports Pencils of Promise, a charity founded by Adam Braun. The organization builds schools in developing countries, and Bieber became manager for the organization’s campaign in Guatemala. He serves as a celebrity spokesman for the organization by running ads for the charity and its campaign “Schools4All”.

  13. Taylor Swift (133.8m followers):

    ●       Age: 30 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: Singer, songwriter
    ●       Famous for: her awesome pop and country music and being the most accomplished musical artists of all time over the course of 2010s
    ●       Career started as: country singer
    ●       Why people follow her: a positive influence on her fans through her example of truthfulness, grace, extensive philanthropy, and strength of character
    ●       Her Impact on the world: she has been credited with making country music more mainstream and was listed as one of the most influential artists of the decade by CNN, for “pushing the boundaries of country and pop, and fighting for the rights to her music.

  14. Kendall Jenner (130.8m followers):

    ●       Age: 24 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: Model
    ●       Famous for: being on keeping up with the Kardashians and world’s highest paid model of 2018
    ●       Career started as: Modeling at age 14
    ●       Why people follow her: Jenner was named as one of People magazine’s 50 most beautiful people in the world on April 9, 2014.
    ●       Her Impact on the world: She set up an eBay account where she auctions old clothing to raise money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The Kardashian and Jenner sisters used eBay in this way to raise money for their charities in 2013.

  15. Jennifer Lopez (122.7m followers):

    ●       Age: 50 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer, businesswoman, actress
    ●       Famous for: being the only female entertainer to have a number one album and film simultaneously in the United States, and a “multidimensional artist who had turned into a financial powerhouse”
    ●       Career started as: casted in a low budget film, “My little girl”
    ●       Why people follow her: philanthropy, political activism
    ●       Her Impact on the world: regarded as the most influential Hispanic performer in the United States, credited with breaking racial barriers in the entertainment industry.

  16. Nicki Minaj (115.4m followers):

    ●       Age: 37 years
    ●       Country of Birth: Trinidad
    ●       Profession: rapper, singer, songwriter, actress
    ●       Famous for: having a fast flow rapping and the use of alter egos and accents, primarily British cockney
    ●       Career started as: rapped in a quartet called “The Hoodstars”.
    ●       Why people follow her: She is one of the most influential female rappers of all time. Minaj has been called the “black Lady Gaga” because of her colorful costumes and wigs.
    ●       Her Impact on the world: For the past few years, Minaj, through her pastor Lydia Woodson-Sloleyhas sent money to villages in India. The support has been given through the Pearl Foundation. Minaj’s efforts have helped build infrastructure for different villages. She had revealed her efforts on her Instagram posts.

  17. Nike (113.1m followers):

    Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation which is the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel, and other sports equipment.
     The company takes its name from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. Nike is famous for its ‘Swoosh’ logo as well as its “Just Do It” slogan.
    The company was founded on January 25, 1964, as Blue Ribbon Sports, by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, and officially became Nike, Inc. on May 30, 1971.
    The company is headquartered near BeavertonOregon, in the Portland metropolitan area with revenue more than US$24.1 billion in its fiscal year 2012. As of 2012, it employed more than 44,000 people worldwide. In 2014 the brand alone was valued at $19 billion, making it the most valuable brand among sports businesses. As of 2017, the Nike brand is valued at $29.6 billion. Nike ranked No. 89 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

  18. Khloe Kardashian (112.8m followers):

    ●       Age: 35 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: Model, socialite
    ●       Famous for: reality TV show “keeping up with the kardashians”.
    ●       Career started as: being starred in “keeping up with the Kardashians”.
    ●       Why people follow her: she promotes body confidence and has a fun-loving personality.
    ●       Her Impact on the world: Kim Kardashian West advocates for criminal justice reform, gun control legislation, and Black Lives Matter. Kylie Jenner is an ambassador for the charity Smile Train and recently worked with Ellen DeGeneres to donate the proceeds of her Kylie Cosmetics birthday collection.

  19. Miley Cyrus (109.7m followers):

    ●       Age: 27 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: singer, songwriter, actress
    ●       Famous for: having a range of music styles including hip-hop, country pop and pop
    ●       Career started as: Hannah Montana in Disney channel series
    ●       Why people follow her: philanthropy, versatile music
    Her Impact on the world: Cyrus is the founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation, which works to “fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations”. Since 2014, the foundation has served nearly 1,500 homeless youth in Los Angeles, reached more than 25,000 LGBTQ youth and their families with resources about gender, and provided social services to transgender individuals, youth in conflict zones, and people affected by crisis situations.

  20. Katy Perry (98m followers):

    ●       Age: 35 years
    ●       Country of Birth: United States of America
    ●       Profession: singer, songwriter, TV judge, actress, businesswoman
    ●       Famous for: being the first female artist to produce five number one songs in the U.S
    ●       Career started as: a singer in Gospel Music
    ●       Why people follow her: her style, philanthropy, advocation of LGBTQ+ rights
    ●       Her Impact on the world: Katy Perry has supported various charitable organizations and causes during her career. She has contributed to organizations aimed at improving the lives and welfare of children. In April 2013, she joined UNICEF to assist children in Madagascar with education and nutrition. On December 3, 2013, she was officially named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, “with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency’s work to improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children and adolescents.

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