Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world and the latest figures show it has one billion active monthly users. 

The Instagram account with the most followers is the social media site’s very own account with 385.4 million followers.

Its lead as the account with the most followers on Instagram isn’t the only one that makes it stand out. It is also the only corporate account on the list of ten most popular Instagram accounts; the rest of which consists of high-profile individuals including music artists and sportsmen.

Coming in second on the list is Cristiano Ronaldo. At 245.6 million followers, the Juventus player has to acquire many more followers if he wants to hold the title of the account with the most Instagram followers. 

But as it stands, the Portuguese footballer is currently the individual with the most Instagram followers, beating out rival Lionel Messi, who is in eighth place. 

Thanks to Ronaldo’s huge follower base, each one of his Instagram posts has a massive reach, which makes him the most sought-after Instagram influencer. The footballer has, in fact, just recently topped the Instagram Rich List in Sports, pocketing $889,000 per endorsed Instagram post.

After Ronaldo, singer Ariana Grande is fourth on the list of the most popular Instagram accounts with 215.9 million followers. This is followed by American media personality Kylie Jenner with 212.6 million followers. 

Rounding out the top five accounts with the most Instagram followers is former wrestler Dwayne Johnson, popularly known by his ring name, “The Rock.” He has amassed 210 million Instagram followers to date.

The sixth- and seventh-most followed Instagram accounts belong to Selena Gomez and Kim Kardashian West. Just 800,000 followers separate the two accounts. 

Gomez once ranked as the most-followed woman on Instagram, until she was toppled in early 2019 by fellow singer Ariana Grande.

Coming in eighth place is the second footballer on the list, Lionel Messi. With fewer than 700 posts so far, the Argentinian forward isn’t as active as the others on the list. But his reputation as one of the best players in the world has earned him 179.7 million followers. 

Wrapping up the list of the ten most-followed Instagram accounts are singers Beyonce with 163.5 million followers and Justin Bieber closely behind with 161.0 million followers.

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