15 Most Followed People On Instagram (Updated 2021)

Without a doubt, Instagram is one of the most used social media networks in 2021 and hence has a lot of influence when it comes to popularity. Even when it comes to Instagram Businesses, we can establish the fact that if you have a high number of relevant followers, you have a higher chance of being successful in your business. 

Most followed people on Instagram

Influencers, small businesses, bloggers, etc., have made their way to the top simply with the help of Instagram. That being said, let’s take a look at who wears the crown when it comes to the highest number of followers on Instagram.

List Of Most Followed People On Instagram 2021

Here is the list of most-followed people on Instagram:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

As of March 2021, the highly popular Portuguese footballer leads the follower count on Instagram. With 273 M followers currently, he has a high impact on Instagram without a doubt. This also proves there are football fans all over the world who constantly want to be in touch with him. His posts are usually sports-related, specifically, football, where he shares his passion for the sport, talks about victories from his teams. He also has posts in which he’s expressing his love for his family. If you love football, follow him.

2. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande 

The whistle note queen! That’s right, the critically acclaimed, vocally talented, and grammy-winning musician takes up second place on Instagram with a follower count of 228 M followers. She has one of the world’s biggest fanbases who love her and want to interact with her. She announces information about her albums and singles, including release dates on Instagram as well. She also posts a lot of selfies. If you’re a fan, we would recommend following her for constant updates.

3. Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson takes third place with a follower count of 225 M followers; the Fast And Furious Actor is also a producer, a retired wrestler, and an American and Canadian football player. He posts a lot of different content on Instagram, such as wrestling-related posts, movie or show trailers; he also promotes different products. If you love wrestling, UFC, or are a gym enthusiast, we would definitely recommend following him.

4. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

The Influencer, Model, and Businesswoman, who also happens to be the youngest billionaire, holds 4th place with 223 M followers. Kylie Jenner has made her place in the world with her Kylie Cosmetics empire. She has a great influence, especially on today’s youth. She uses Instagram to post selfies, announcements about her makeup and skin-care brand, and posts on her love for her family. If you’re a make-up enthusiast, you should surely follow her!

5. Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez has one of the world’s biggest fanbases, and she has 218 M followers on Instagram. Her talent makes her an all-around person, a singer, an actor, a businesswoman! She can sing, act, she has her own makeup brand called Rare Beauty, and also has her own cooking show! Without a doubt, she has a lot of content to offer, and she updates all of it on Instagram. Follow her for the latest updates about her.

6. Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West

Another member of the famous Jenner-Kardashian family, Kim Kardashian has 212 M followers on her Instagram; she is also an influencer, a model, a producer, and appeared as herself alongside her family on reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians. She also has her own brands like SKIMS, KKWFRAGRANCE, and KKWBEAUTY. She promotes her brands on her Instagram, alongside more content like pictures from her trips, etc. 

7. Leo Messi

Leo Messi

Lionel Messi is the second sportsperson to make it to the Top 10 list, with 193 M followers. The popular Argentine footballer also shares his passion for the sport via his Instagram. His posts are football-related, as well as promotions for his brand, The Messi Store. He has a great impact on football enthusiasts all over the world with his posts. Like every other person, he also loves talking about his family on Instagram. Football enthusiasts should definitely follow him. 

8. Beyonce


Beyonce is, without a doubt, one of the most critically acclaimed, highest selling, and grammy-winning musicians in the world; she has had a stable career since the late 90s; naturally, she also has a huge following on Instagram, with 170 M followers. She’s also an actress, a producer, and a businesswoman. Like every other musician, she announces her music-related news on Instagram as well; other than that, you will also find her promoting her brand Ivy Park. Follow her for updates. 

9. Justin Bieber

Justin Beiber

Justin Bieber keeps breaking records, and it’s not even surprising anymore! His fans are highly dedicated to him and constantly want to interact with him, which makes Instagram an ideal platform. The talented, grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actor has 168 M followers on Instagram. You’ll find him giving all of the music-related updates on his Instagram, and he’s also often posting quotes for his followers, which are surely lifting. He also promotes his own clothing brand Drew House. Additionally, He’s very active on social media, so if you’re a fan, you should definitely follow him.

10. Kendall Jenner 

Kenadall Jenner

Like her sister, Kendall Jenner is a great Social Media personality and also has a high impact on Instagram. She has 157 M followers. The supermodel shares her modeling journey, like photoshoots and campaigns on Instagram, promoting various fashion brands, make-up brands, etc. She also posts aesthetically pleasing photos of her vacations and pictures with her family. Are you an aspiring model? We would definitely recommend following her then!

11. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift rose to fame as a teenager and hasn’t backed down since. Her talent has landed her a great deal of attention from critics, has landed her various awards, including the Grammys. She has broken numerous records to date. She has 152 M followers on Instagram. All of her album eras have had different and visually pleasing announcements on Instagram, and her fans surely love her for it! Follow her for the latest updates about her music!

12. Neymar Jr

Neymar Jr

The Brazilian football player has 147 followers on Instagram. He continues to inspire a lot of young football enthusiasts. He is one of the greatest football players in the world. His Instagram, like any other sportsperson, is mostly football-related, including his team’s journeys. He surely is passionate about the sport and wants his followers to feel the same. He also loves posting about his family. Football lovers should consider following him.

13. Jennifer Lopez 

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez’s follower count ties with Neymar, with 147 M followers. The highly popular actress, dancer, singer, songwriter, etc., have been around in the industry for a long time. Other than her career-related news, she’s also a very down-to-earth person and loves posting about her daily life, like us. She also promotes her brand JLO Beauty on Instagram. Follow her for updates from her.

14. Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian

We’ve already established the fact that the Kardashians have a great impact on Social media; naturally, Khloe Kardashian also made it to the list. The famous model has 135 M followers on Instagram. Like her family, she also gives posts about her modeling career, her various vacations, and brand promotions. We would recommend following her if you’re into modeling or make-up.

15. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

The very famous and talented Trinidadian rapper and songwriter has 132 M followers on Instagram. Like other musicians, she gives updates on her music on Instagram as well. All of her album, singles, release dates can be found on Instagram. She also likes giving updates about her personal life on Instagram. And like other influencers, she also promotes brands on Instagram! Love Hip-Pop music? You should definitely follow her.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you gain followers on Instagram?

There is no straight answer for this, but we could say keep sharing posts and stories! Saving and liking an account’s posts can also help increase that account’s reach. If you’re just starting, keep following accounts, some will surely follow back.

Which account has the highest number of followers on Instagram?

Cristiano Ronaldo is the person with the highest followers on Instagram, but if we talk about accounts in general, Instagram itself leads the list with a total of 389 M followers.

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So here was the top 15 list of most-followed people on Instagram. Did your favorite celebrity make it to the list? The followers of these celebrities keep rising daily; most of the celebrities use Instagram as the meeting point between fans and them, other than Twitter. 

Despite their talent, the number of records they have broken, we can conclude that in today’s social media-controlled world, a lot of aspects of a celebrity’s fame are measured by their follower count and social media presence, making Instagram an essential platform for their success.

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