List of most-followed Instagram accounts

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the most-followed individual on Instagram, with over 266 million followers.
Ariana Grande is the second most-followed individual and most-followed woman on Instagram, with over 224 million followers.
Nicki Minaj is the most followed rapper on Instagram, with over 130 million followers.
Kylie Jenner (right) and Kendall Jenner (left) own the fifth and twelfth most-followed accounts, respectively.

This list contains the top 50 accounts with the most followers on the photo and video-sharing social platform Instagram.[1][2] As of March 2021, the most-followed individual is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with over 266 million followers, and the most-followed female is American singer Ariana Grande with over 224 million followers. Instagram has its own brand account on the platform, and with over 387 million followers; it is the most-followed account overall. National Geographic is the second most-followed brand account, with over 154 million followers. A total of 24 accounts have exceeded 100 million followers on the site, with 7 of those having exceeded 200 million followers.

Most-followed accounts[edit]

The following table lists the 50 most-followed accounts on Instagram as of March 10, 2021 [1] with each total rounded down to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user.

Rank Username Owner Followers[2]
Profession/Activity Country/Continent
1 @instagram Instagram 388 Social media platform  United States
2 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 268 Footballer  Portugal
3 @arianagrande Ariana Grande 225 Musician and actress  United States
4 @therock Dwayne Johnson 222 Actor and professional wrestler  United States
5 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner 219 Television personality, model, and businesswoman  United States
6 @selenagomez Selena Gomez 215 Musician, actress, and businesswoman  United States
7 @kimkardashian Kim Kardashian 209 Television personality, model, and businesswoman  United States
8 @leomessi Lionel Messi 189 Footballer  Argentina
9 @beyonce Beyoncé 168 Musician  United States
10 @justinbieber Justin Bieber 166 Musician  Canada
11 @natgeo National Geographic 155 Magazine  United States
12 @kendalljenner Kendall Jenner 155 Model and television personality  United States
13 @taylorswift Taylor Swift 150 Musician  United States
14 @neymarjr Neymar 147 Footballer  Brazil
15 @jlo Jennifer Lopez 145 Musician and actress  United States
16 @nike Nike 137 Sportswear multinational  United States
17 @khloekardashian Khloé Kardashian 133 Television personality and model  United States
18 @nickiminaj Nicki Minaj 131 Musician and actress  United States
19 @mileycyrus Miley Cyrus 125 Musician and actress  United States
20 @katyperry Katy Perry 114 Musician  United States
21 @kourtneykardash Kourtney Kardashian 113 Television personality and model  United States
22 @kevinhart4real Kevin Hart 105 Comedian and actor  United States
23 @virat.kohli Virat Kohli 101 Cricketer  India
24 @ddlovato Demi Lovato 100 Musician and actress  United States
25 @realmadrid Real Madrid CF 95 Football club  Spain
26 @theellenshow Ellen DeGeneres 95 Comedian and television personality  United States
27 @fcbarcelona FC Barcelona 94 Football club  Spain
28 @badgalriri Rihanna 93 Musician and businesswoman  Barbados
29 @zendaya Zendaya 89 Actress and musician  United States
30 @iamcardib Cardi B 85 Musician  United States
31 @kingjames LeBron James 80 Basketball player  United States
32 @chrisbrownofficial Chris Brown 77 Musician  United States
33 @billieeilish Billie Eilish 77 Musician  United States
34 @champagnepapi Drake 76 Musician  Canada
35 @championsleague UEFA Champions League 70 Club football competition  Europe
36 @shakira Shakira 70 Musician  Colombia
37 @victoriassecret Victoria's Secret 68 Lingerie brand  United States
38 @vindiesel Vin Diesel 68 Actor  United States
39 @davidbeckham David Beckham 65 Footballer  United Kingdom
40 @gigihadid Gigi Hadid 64 Model  United States
41 @nasa NASA 64 Space agency  United States
42 @dualipa Dua Lipa 62 Musician  United Kingdom
43 @priyankachopra Priyanka Chopra 60 Actress and musician  India
44 @justintimberlake Justin Timberlake 59 Musician and actor  United States
45 @emmawatson Emma Watson 59 Actress  United Kingdom
46 @shawnmendes Shawn Mendes 59 Musician  Canada
47 @shraddhakapoor Shraddha Kapoor 58 Actress  India
48 @maluma Maluma 57 Musician  Colombia
49 @9gag 9GAG 56 Social media platform  Hong Kong
50 @snoopdogg Snoop Dogg 55 Musician  United States

See also[edit]

  • List of most-liked Instagram posts
  • List of most-followed Facebook pages
  • List of most-followed Twitter accounts
  • List of most-followed TikTok accounts
  • List of most-subscribed YouTube channels
  • List of most-viewed YouTube videos
  • List of most-streamed artists on Spotify
  • List of most-streamed songs on Spotify
  • List of most-followed Twitch channels


  1. "The Most Followed Instagram Profiles". Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Top 50 Most Followed Instagram Business / Creator Accounts (Sorted by Followers Count)". Social Blade. Retrieved January 2, 2021.

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