Instagram started off its 2019 in an unusual way. A picture of an egg took center stage and became one of the most liked posts on the social media platform. Then February rolled around, a bug on Instagram caused many major celebrities to lose half a million to a million followers overnight.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the top performing profile, with almost 158 million followers as of January. Selena Gomez rounds out second place with almost 147 million followers. Out of the top 20 accounts—including people and brands– with the most followers, only three are not people: Instagram itself (1); National Geographic (14); and Nike (19).
Instagram Accounts With Most Followers 2019
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.
Instagram Follower: 112 Million
8. Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. As one of the world’s leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received widespread media coverage.
Instagram Follower: 115 Million
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and dancer. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child.
Instagram Follower: 126 Million
6. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Kristen Jenner is an American reality television personality, model, entrepreneur, socialite, and social media personality. She has starred in the E! reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Instagram Follower: 129 Million
5. Kim Kardashian
Kimberly Noel Kardashian West is an American media personality, model, businesswoman, socialite, and actress. Kardashian first gained media attention as a friend and stylist of Paris Hilton.
Instagram Follower: 131 Million
4. Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
Instagram Follower: 135 Million
3. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television.
Instagram Follower: 148 Million
2. Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, actress, and producer. After appearing on the children’s television series Barney & Friends, she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place.
Instagram Follower: 147 Million
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.
Instagram Follower: 158 Million