1. Cristiano Ronaldo—181 Million
Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the most-followed celebrity on Instagram, and it’s not hard to understand why. He’s considered to be the world’s most popular athlete, and he intersperses action shots of himself playing soccer with scenes of his cute family and personal life on his Instagram.
2. Ariana Grande—163 Million
Pop star Ariana Grande’s latest hit, “Thank U, Next,” keeps fans glued to the singer’s Instagram account in 2018. The singer became famous as the star of the Nickelodeon show, “Victorious,” before releasing her first album in 2013.
3. Selena Gomez—155 Million
Although she was dethroned in 2018 by Cristiano Ronaldo as the most-followed celebrity, singer Selena Gomez still has one of the most popular Instagram accountsaround. Despite this, Gomez revealed in the fall of 2018 that she was taking a break from social media to focus on and receive treatment for her reported mental health issues.
4. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson—155 Million
Unlike other celebs, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson frequently talks directly to his fans via his Instagram account. This has no doubt helped the former pro wrestler-turned-movie star rack up an enormous following on the social network. He even asks fans to send in photos.
5. Kylie Jenner—144 Million
Not only is she a cosmetics mogul, but Kylie Jenner is reportedly the highest paidInstagram user. She reportedly makes $1 million per sponsored post. After disappearing from social media in 2017 while she was pregnant with her first child, Jenner returned in full force in 2018.