Building up followership on Instagram can be easy or difficult depending on who is doing the building.
Some stars and brands have been able to build up followership in such a way that they stand out above the rest.
The 10 most followed Instagram profiles in the world, with their respective numbers of followers and what they do, are highlighted below.
Owners of the social media platform. Instagram is the 3rd most-used social media website, with more than 1 billion active social media users per month. Instagram is a trendy hub for businesses and people from all walks of life across the entire planet.
Instagram’s daily posts – especially the trendy, artsy, or simply goofy posts – have garnered over 354 million followers. Instagram’s handle is simply @instagram.
As one of the greatest footballers of all time and with over 220 million followers, the Portuguese star made it to second place on our list of most-followed Instagram profiles.
With his ardent prowess on the football field and a heart that cares, it is easy to understand why his fans flock around him. Check out his profile here @christiano. He often shares pictures and videos of his workouts and family time.
The beautiful, young, and talented American singer and songwriter holds steady in third place with over 190 million followers on IG. Her amazing vocal range has endeared her to the hearts of her fans, easily attracting a followership that is almost 200 million strong.
Her Instagram handle is @arianagrande. She often shares pictures and videos of herself and some of her songs.
Popularly known as “The Rock” from his days of professional wrestling, the hugely built actor makes it to the 4th position on our list. He has about 187 million followers tagging him closely. The Fast and Furious star is also a devoted father and husband.
His @therock Instagram handle features everything from major life events to his gym sessions and adorable family moments.
The beautiful and energetic young model and television personality who made it to the Forbes list of richest women in the world under 30 holds her spot in fifth place.
With 182 million followers, Kylie Jenner fans have shown that wherever their queen leads, they will gladly follow. You can check her out at @kyliejenner. She also runs a skincare line and shares some fashion styles.
Gaining popularity from her role in the Disney series, Wizards of Waverly Place, the musician and actress has a strong fan base of 180 million followers, placing her 6th on the list.
Follow Selena Gomez at @selenagomez. She often shares about her works and campaigns on her instagram page.
Every lady wants some of the figure that this goddess displays and carries so easily with confidence. Popular for her reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim’s lovable persona has seen her fans flock around her in the IG world.
With 176 million followers, she is our 7th most followed profile on Instagram. Follow Kim here @kimkardashian. She actively shares her modeling work and family life.
The Argentinian footballer and Barcelona football club captain has shown that he is not only capable of leading on the football pitch but also in the social media realm. With roughly 156 million followers, he takes the 8th position on our top 10 most followed Instagram profiles.
He can be seen on Instagram at @leomessi. He shares pictures of his workouts and training sessions, as well as his family life.
Everyone knows of the lead vocalist of Destiny’s Child and wife of rapper Jay-Z. The musician and actress stands tall in ninth place, with a whopping 148 million followers. Apart from singing, she also stars in several movies including the hit, Fighting Temptations.
Some of her hit songs include “Beautiful Liar”, “Halo”, and “Irreplaceable”. She can be followed on Instagram via @beyonce. She shares pictures of various campaigns, and more recently, she has posted more about the “Black Lives Matter” movement.
The Canadian musician hit the limelight with his debut album, My World, in 2010 with the hit single, “Baby”. He stole the hearts of ladies young and old with his beautiful lyrics and sonorous voice.
This gained Justin Beiber a fan base that places him as the 10th most followed Instagram profile on our list. He can be found on Instagram with the handle @justinbieber. He shares actively about his family and his works.
A lot of celebrities, influencers, and brands can be found on Instagram, but it takes a certain knack and ability to build the following these 10 have built.
They have done so by staying true to their crafts and sharing timelessly with the world. Who knows? Maybe you could make it to the top 10 soon!