Who Has The Highest Number Of Followers On Instagram?

For influencers, celebrities, and regular folks like you and me, Instagram is the place to be. People are scrambling to make content that will attract more people to follow them, but who has the most-followed account on Instagram?

Let’s investigate!

Who Has The Highest Number Of Followers On Instagram?

Instagram’s own Instagram account has the most followers. It leads with 511 million before Cristiano Ronaldo’s 447 million. The famous football player recorded a video to mark the special occasion of hitting 400 million followers.

Kylie Jenner wins the third spot with 341 million. Other accounts among the top ten are Lionel Messi, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Khloe Kardashian.

Note that they still keep growing, so you may see more followers on their accounts by the time you’re reading this.

More Stats On The Most-Followed Instagram Accounts

Do you want to find out who gained the most followers in 2021? You can learn all of that and more if you keep reading!

Which Celebrity Has The Highest Number Of Followers On Instagram?

(Source: Lifestyle Asia / Instagram)

Since Instagram is not a celebrity, football player Cristiano Ronaldo is the one with the highest number of followers on Instagram. Reality TV show star Kylie Jenner follows him, while Lionel Messi, another football player, is third.

Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is fourth, and singer and actress Selena Gomez are fifth.

Ronaldo also gained the most number of followers on Instagram in 2021.

(Source: Loveux)

The Portuguese footballer gained 124 million followers in 2021 on Instagram, the largest photo-sharing platform worldwide. Lionel Messi, who is fourth on the overall list, earned 113 million followers. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli is the third person with the most followers gained (85.1 million).

Juliette gained the largest number of followers on Instagram in the past year.

(Source: Loveux)

Juliette’s growth of 270,207.86% made her the largest growing profile on Instagram for 2021. Gil do Vigor’s Instagram grew by 151,567.43%, while popular TikTok star’s Instagram Khaby Lame grew by 87,272.00%.

Some celebrities whose Instagram’s experienced great growth numbers are Cristiano Ronaldo (49.57%), Lionel Messi (64.91%), Khloe Kardashian (59.73%) and Olivia Rodrigo (740.33%).

Some of the Instagram followers may be fake.

(Source: Modash)

Using a Fake Follower Checker, we checked how many of Kim’s 305 million followers are fake. According to the tool, around 27% of Kim’s and 25% of Justin Bieber’s followers are fake. Additionally, 24% of Beyonce’s 253 million may also be fake.

Will Smith gained followers following the Oscar slap.

(Source: HITC / Instagram Will Smith / Social Tracker)

Following the incident where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock after making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith won over 160,000 followers on the day after the Oscars.

Will Smith currently has 64.5 million followers, making him the 62nd most-followed account on the platform.

Wrapping Up

It seems that Meta-owned Instagram is not going anywhere any time soon, so it’s time that you grab your phone and prove your photography and videography skills the best you can. And hey, who knows? It might even turn into a future career!


Ema is an ESL teacher (who is highly curious about technology in education) and a content writer. She enjoys writing on all sorts of subjects and she loves a good challenge. When she’s not working, you can find her reading a mystery thriller or watching “Shutter Island” for the umpteenth time.

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