List of most-followed Instagram accounts

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Cristiano Ronaldo is the most-followed individual on Instagram, with over 347 million followers.
Kylie Jenner is the third most-followed individual and most-followed woman on Instagram, with over 270 million followers.
Ariana Grande is the fifth most-followed individual and most-followed musician on Instagram, with over 267 million followers.
Selena Gomez was the most followed user on the platform from 2015, until her social media hiatus in late-2018.
Nicki Minaj is the most-followed rapper on Instagram, with over 158 million followers.
Virat Kohli is the most-followed Asian on Instagram, with over 156 million followers.

This article is a list which contains the top 50 accounts with most followers on the photo and video-sharing social platform Instagram.[1][2][3] As of September 2021, the most-followed individual is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with over 347 million followers, and the most-followed female is American reality television star Kylie Jenner with over 270 million followers. Instagram has its own brand account on the platform, and with over 424 million followers; it is the most-followed account overall. Virat Kohli is the most followed Asian on Instagram with more than 156 million followers.[4] National Geographic is the second most-followed brand account, with over 186 million followers. A total of 30 accounts have exceeded 100 million followers on the platform, with nine of those having exceeded 200 million followers.

Most-followed accounts

The following table lists the 50 most-followed accounts on Instagram as of September 23, 2021[5] 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 424 Social media platform  United States
2 @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 347 Footballer  Portugal
3 @therock Dwayne Johnson 271 Actor and professional wrestler  United States
4 @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner 270 Television personality, model, and businesswoman  United States
5 @leomessi Lionel Messi 268 Footballer  Argentina
6 @arianagrande Ariana Grande 267 Musician and actress  United States
7 @selenagomez Selena Gomez 264 Musician, actress, producer and businesswoman  United States
8 @kimkardashian Kim Kardashian 255 Television personality, model, and businesswoman  United States
9 @beyonce Beyoncé 209 Musician  United States
10 @justinbieber Justin Bieber 197 Musician  Canada
11 @kendalljenner Kendall Jenner 191 Model and television personality  United States
12 @natgeo National Geographic 186 Magazine  United States
13 @khloekardashian Khloé Kardashian 185 Television personality and model  United States
14 @taylorswift Taylor Swift 179 Musician and actress  United States
15 @jlo Jennifer Lopez 177 Musician and actress  United States
16 @nike Nike 175 Sportswear multinational  United States
17 @neymarjr Neymar 161 Footballer  Brazil
18 @nickiminaj Nicki Minaj 158 Musician and actress  Trinidad and Tobago
19 @virat.kohli Virat Kohli 156 Cricketer  India
20 @mileycyrus Miley Cyrus 146 Musician and actress  United States
21 @kourtneykardash Kourtney Kardashian 143 Television personality and model  United States
22 @katyperry Katy Perry 136 Musician  United States
23 @kevinhart4real Kevin Hart 124 Comedian and actor  United States
24 @ddlovato Demi Lovato 116 Musician and actor  United States
25 @iamcardib Cardi B 110 Musician  United States
26 @zendaya Zendaya 109 Actress and musician  United States
27 @badgalriri Rihanna 108 Musician and businesswoman  Barbados
28 @theellenshow Ellen DeGeneres 107 Comedian and television personality  United States
29 @realmadrid Real Madrid CF 103 Football club  Spain
30 @fcbarcelona FC Barcelona 100 Football club  Spain
31 @kingjames LeBron James 98 Basketball player  United States
32 @chrisbrownofficial Chris Brown 93 Musician  United States
33 @champagnepapi Drake 93 Musician  Canada
34 @billieeilish Billie Eilish 91 Musician  United States
35 @championsleague UEFA Champions League 81 Club football competition  Europe
36 @vindiesel Vin Diesel 74 Actor  United States
37 @dualipa Dua Lipa 72 Musician  United Kingdom
38 @shakira Shakira 70 Musician  Colombia
39 @victoriassecret Victoria's Secret 70 Lingerie brand  United States
40 @nasa NASA 69 Space agency  United States
41 @gigihadid Gigi Hadid 69 Model  United States
42 @davidbeckham David Beckham 68 Footballer  United Kingdom
43 @priyankachopra Priyanka Chopra 68 Actress and musician  India
44 @shraddhakapoor Shraddha Kapoor 65 Actress  India
45 @snoopdogg Snoop Dogg 65 Musician  United States
46 @shawnmendes Shawn Mendes 63 Musician  Canada
47 @nehakakkar Neha Kakkar 62 Musician  India
48 @gal_gadot Gal Gadot 62 Actress and model  Israel
49 @justintimberlake Justin Timberlake 61 Musician and actor  United States
50 @emmawatson Emma Watson 60 Actress and activist  United Kingdom
As of September 23, 2021

See also


  1. ^ "The Most Followed Instagram Profiles". Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Top 50 Most Followed Instagram Business / Creator Accounts (Sorted by Followers Count)". Social Blade. Retrieved January 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Top 50 Most Followed Instagram accounts in 2021 | TikTokBlade". Social Media Marketing & Management Dashboard. Retrieved June 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Virat Kohli makes history, becomes first Asian celebrity to touch 150 million followers mark on Instagram". Retrieved September 3, 2021.
  5. ^ "Top 50 Most Followed Instagram accounts in 2021 | SocialTracker".