Top 10 Most followed accounts on Instagram 2022
1. Instagram (@instagram)
Followers: 436 million
For whatever reason, Instagram’s official account is the most-followed on the entire platform, boasting a total of 450 million followers at press time. Of its nearly 7,000 posts, the most recent feature a variety of the platform’s popular, creative or what it deems attention-worthy creators. Instagram is an American photo and video sharing social networking service founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano)
Followers: 378 million
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (born 5 February 1985), better known as Cristiano Ronaldo, or by his nickname ‘CR7’, is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward. Since making his grand comeback to Manchester United, Ronaldo’s star (and following) have both continued to rise. The first individual to reach 200 million followers on the platform, he should be crossing that 400 million mark by early 2022.
3. Lionel Messi (@leomessi)
Followers: 290.8 million
Lionel Andrés Messi (born 24 June 1987), also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team.
As one of Ronaldo’s biggest rivals in the football would, it only makes sense we’d see him as one of CR7’s biggest on the ‘Gram, as well. Another entry in football’s G.O.A.T. conversation, the Argentine forward has proven himself equally adept at the social media game, just edging out Kylie Jenner from the #3 spot at year’s end — and continuing that climb quickly.
4. Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner)
Followers: 290.6 million
Despite just falling behind Leo Messi in the most followed category, things are still going plenty well for the woman behind Kylie Cosmetics, Kylie Skin, Kylie Swim, Kylie Baby and more.
She’s also still the most-followed woman in the world, so don’t get too comfortable, boys. The race to 500 million is on.
5. Ariana Grande (@arianagrande)
Followers: 289.9 million
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After just surpassing The Rock himself, the Grammy-winning singer and coach on The Voice has had an eventful few years that have kept people following.
Grande became the most followed musician on the platform in 2019, and with a feed filled with teasers of what’s to come (and the occasional look back at what got her there), she doesn’t appear to be giving up that title any time soon.
6. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (@therock)
Followers: 289.2 million
The People’s Champ. Hollywood movie star and tequila mogul. Future presidential candidate? Never count out The Rock, who has built his ever-increasing following with a candid look inside his life and an endless supply of workout and lifestyle motivation.
7. Selena Gomez (@selenagomez)
Followers: 288 million
Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, actress, and producer. Born and raised in Texas, Gomez began her acting career on the children’s television series Barney & Friends.
Selena Gomez has been in the spotlight her entire life, and social media era has been no exception. In addition to magazine shoots, plandids and candids, Gomez uses her platform to talk about mental health, citing her own ups and downs and encouraging followers to educate themselves on the importance of mental fitness.
8. Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian)
Followers: 278 million
Kimberly Noel Kardashian West is an American media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman and actress. One of the most famous faces in the world, it’s no surprise to see Kim Kardashian in the top ten.
While Keeping Up with the Kardashians may have said farewell after 20 seasons, Kim continues to stay in the headlines, with no sign of slowing down.
9. Beyoncé Knowles (@beyonce)
Followers: 231 million
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. The singer-actress-songwriter-producer-dancer-businesswoman-director-and-more changed the way artists release albums forever with Lemonade, and has found a way to toe the line between larger-than-life superstardom while still giving us the occasional intimate glimpse into her and husband Jay-Z’s world through social media.
10. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
Followers: 215 million
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer. The original social media superstar, Justin Bieber, came into our lives through YouTube, and he’s remained a part of it ever since. And “Baby“, it’s worth noting, remains a bop.