Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world and the latest figures show it has one billion active monthly users. 

Of those, the Instagram account with the most followers is the social media site’s very own account with nearly 327.58 million followers.

Its lead as the account with the most followers on Instagram isn’t the only one that makes it stand out. It is also the only corporate account on the list of ten most popular Instagram accounts; the rest of which consists of high-profile individuals including music artists and sportsmen.

Coming in second on the list is Cristiano Ronaldo. At 197.844 million followers, the Juventus player has to acquire many more followers if he wants to hold the title of the account with the most Instagram followers. 

But as it stands, the Portuguese football captain is currently the individual with the most Instagram followers, beating out fellow rivals Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr, who are in ninth and tenth place, respectively. 

Thanks to Ronaldo’s huge follower base, each one of his Instagram posts has a massive reach, which makes him the most sought-after Instagram influencer. The footballer has, in fact, just recently topped the Instagram Sports Rich List, pocketing $975,000 per endorsed Instagram post.

After Ronaldo, singers Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Beyonce make up third, fifth and ninth on the list with 171.59 million, 165.85 million and 138.14 followers respectively. 

Gomez actually held the position as the third-most followed Instagram account (and the most-followed woman on the platform) until February last year, when she was overtaken by Grande. 

The “Who Says” singer went from being the second-most to the fourth-most followed Instagram account in less than six months, which may be down to her deliberate avoidance of the social media platform. The overtaking by Grande was Gomez’s second in four months – the first being in October 2018 by Ronaldo

With 168.30 million followers, actor and former WWE wrestler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has the fourth-most popular Instagram account.

Instagram’s corporate account aside, the top ten accounts with the most Instagram followers include three football players, one actor, three music celebrities, and two media personalities.

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