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The Top 50 Instagram Celebrities with the Most Followers

(Last Updated On: March 6, 2019)

With social media gaining more widespread popularity than ever, it’s no surprise that the biggest influences in pop culture, entertainment, and sports are the leading account holders on sites such as twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This gives society an unprecedented inside look at some of the aspects of celebrities’ lives, something that seems to be hitting it big with over half of the young adults across the country.

Here are the top 50 account holders on Instagram in 2015.

  1. Zendaya Coleman
    With 4,743,536 followers, 20 year old Zendaya Coleman is a Disney channel star, with shows such as Shake It Up and KC Undercover topping her resume. The youngest of five children, Zendaya also enjoys singing and dancing, and even has an album out. She is extremely close to and private about her family. @zendaya
  2. Wiz Khalifa
    With 4,925,089 followers, Wiz Khalifa, born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is a hip hop singer and songwriter and has had multiple singles hit the Billboard Hot 100, with Furious 7 soundtrack hit See You Again topping the charts for 12 straight weeks. As the son of military parents, Wiz Khalifa has lived in Japan, Germany and the UK. @mistercap
  3. Nicole Polizzi
    With 4,974,720 followers, Nicole Polizzi is better known as Snooki and is famous for her role on the 2009 reality show Jersey Shore. Born in Santiago, Chile, Snooki was adopted at six months old and received her nickname in middle school. She grew up in Marlboro, New York and currently lives in Florham Park, New Jersey. @snookinic
  4. Lady Gaga
    With 5,036,907 followers, Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in Manhattan, New York in 1986 and released her first album in 2008 at the age of 22. From the beginning of her career, Lady Gaga has enjoyed immense success, and is reportedly worth over $275 million. She attended New York University and joined the LGBT movement with her Born This Way Foundation. @ladygaga
  5. Shay Mitchell
    With 5,054,715 followers, Shay Mitchell, born Shannon Ashley Mitchell on April, 10, 1987, is the oldest of two children and was born in Ontario, Canada and moved to the U.S. to act after modeling in cities all over the world. She has made appearances in commercials, four episodes of Disney’s Aaron Stone, a music video by rapper Sean Paul and stars in Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars. @shaym
  6. Kris Jenner
    With 5,195, 061 followers, Kris Jenner is the widow of famous defense attorney Robert Kardashian and ex-wife of Olympian turned LGBT rights activist Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner. Kris stars on the E! network show Keeping Up With the Kardashians alongside her son Robert, and her five daughters Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie. @krisjenner
  7. Jen Selter
    With 5,194,463 followers, Jen Selter, born in 1993 in Roslyn, Long Island, New York, has a high social media presence due to #88 ranking in AskMen‘s 2014 top 99 Most Desirable Women. She has also appeared in many high profile magazines such as Vanity Fair, Elle, and Maxim. @jenselter
  8. Austin Mahone
    With 5,402,908 followers, Austin Mahone is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from San Antonio, Texas. Raised by a single mother, Austin is now signed to three record labels; Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Republic Records. @austinmahone
  9. Miranda Kerr
    With 5,418,430 followers, Miranda Kerr is an Australian model born in 1983. Kerr has consistently ranked on the Forbes list for highest earning models since her start in 1997 at the age of 13. She is currently a Victoria Secret’s model and was the first ever Australian model to work with Victoria Secret. @mirandakerr
  10. Lucy Hale
    With 5,486,365 followers, Lucy Hale, born Karen Lucille Hale on June, 14 1989, is best known for her role on Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars and got her start on American Juniors, a spin-off of American Idol. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee and is named after one of her great-grandmothers. @lucyhale
  11. Ashley Benson
    With 5,519,696 followers, Ashley Benson starred on Days of Our Lives and Eastwick before landing her rold on Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars. Born in Anaheim, California, Benson is the middle of three daughters and enjoys singing, dancing and modeling. @itsashbenzo
  12. Cameron Dallas
    With 5,582,727 followers, Cameron Dallas, an actor who has starred in movies such as Expelled and The Outfield, got his start on the internet with a Vine about him pranking his friends and family. Born in 1994, Dallas was raised in Chino, California, is the youngest of two children and has Scottish, German and Mexican ancestry. @camerondallas
  13. David Luiz
    With 5,914,439 followers, David Luiz Moreira Marinho is a Brazilian born soccer player currently playing for English Club Chelsea after signing a three year deal on August 31, 2016 after playing for multiple international teams. Luiz plays as central defender and defensive midfielder. @davidluiz_4
  14. Shakira
    With 5,957,226 followers, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia and is the youngest of nine children. She began writing poetry at age four, and realized she loved to perform and would do so for the other students and nuns at the Catholic schools she attended as a child. She is working on her eleventh studio album and has made appearances on many shows, with some voice over work in animated films. @shakira
  15. Bruna Marquezine
    With 6,067,990 followers, Bruna Marquezine was born Bruna Reis Maia on August 4, 1995 in Duque de Caxias, Brazil and took the surname Marquezine to honor her grandmother. An actress and a model who got an early start at the age of fifteen, she is most famous for her work in telenovelas or Latin American soap operas. @brumarquezine
  16. Iggy Azalea
    With 6,106,094 followers, Iggy Azalea was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in 1990 in Sydney, Australia and moved to the U.S. where she has since experience great success in the hip hop music industry. Her stage name comes from the street where her family still lives in Australia and from a childhood pet. @thenewclassic
  17. Dan Bilzerian
    With 6,230,711 followers, Dan Bilzerian was born in Tampa, Florida in 1980 and is a professional poker player and a trust fund baby. After multiple, unsuccessful attempts to graduate from the Navy Seals Program, Bilzerian has since split his time between his online social media and working as a stunt man. @danbilzerian
  18. James Rodriguez
    With 6,338,299 followers, James David Rodriguez Rubio was born in Cucuta, Colombia and is an international soccer player playing for the team Real Madrid. Rodriguez is considered one of the best players of his generation. @jamesrodriguez10
  19. Vanessa Hudgens
    With 6,342,523 followers, Vanessa Hudgens is a 27 year old American best known for her role in Disney’s High School Musical trilogy and her ensuing romance with costar Zac Efron. Hudgens has since starred in films such as Beastly and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. @vanessahudgens
  20. Dwayne Johnson
    With 6,515,752 followers, Dwayne Johnson has come a long way since his WWE superstar days as ‘The Rock’. Born in Hayward, California, Dwayne has dual citizenship with Canada and currently lives in Southwest Ranches, Florida. He has moved on from wrestling to acting, and has starred in movies such as The Tooth Fairy and Fast Five. @therock
  21. Scott Disick
    With 6,624,602 followers, Scott Disick is most famous for his relationship with Kourtney Kardashian, and his unpredictable behavior on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Disick has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Kourtney Kardashian and has three children with her. @letthelordbewithyou
  22. Justin Timberlake
    With 6,665,067 followers, Justin Timberlake was born in 1981 in Memphis, TN and got his start as a member of the Mickey Mouse Club. He rose to fame in the 90’s as a member of N’Sync before going solo and eventually transitioning into acting. He has starred in films such as Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits. @justintimberlake
  23. Drake
    With 6,897,841 followers, Aubrey Drake Graham was born in 1986 in Toronto, Canada and was introduced to the music industry at a young age; his father was a drummer who often worked with Jerry Lee Lewis. At age 15, Drake began acting then moved on to rapping which led to him signing with Young Money Records. @champagnepapi
  24. Chris Brown
    With 7, 097,222 followers, Chris Brown sang with his church as a child before signing with Jive Records at the age of 15. He has since released several albums and appeared in films; however, his professional success has been somewhat overshadowed by his assault of then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. @chrisbrownofficial
  25. Nash Grier
    With 7,099,759 followers, Nash Grier was born December, 28 1997 in Greensboro, North Carolina and is one of four children. He is best known for his online Vine videos, the app for which came out while he was still in high school. @nashgrier
  26. LeBron James
    With 8,337,336 followers, LeBron James was born in Akron, Ohio in 1984 and played basketball for his high school St. Vincent-St Mary High School before being drafted into the NBA. James has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. @kingjames
  27. Niall Horan
    With 8,423,394 followers, Niall Horan was born on September 13, 1993 in Mullingar, Ireland and is best known for being a part of boy band One Direction. He is one of two children and enjoys playing guitar. @niallhoran
  28. Ellen DeGeneres
    With 8,530,546 followers, Ellen DeGeneres is an American talk show host born and has also starred in two of her own sitcoms, Ellen and The Ellen Show. She actively campaigns for LGBT rights and has lent her voice to Dory of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. @theellenshow
  29. Cara Delevingne
    With 9,227,514 followers, Cara Delevingne is an actress and model from Hammersmith, England who won awards fro the British Fashion Awards in 2012 and 2014. She has since transitioned into acting with roles in Anna Karenina and Suicide Squad. @caradelevingne
  30. Lionel Messi
    With 9,394,496 followers, Lionel Messi is an international soccer player born in Rosario, Argentina. He began playing early in life, winning tournaments at age 15, and has played for Barcelona and Real Madrid. @leomessi
  31. Jennifer Lopez
    With 10,184,566 followers, Jennifer Lopez is a singer-songwriter and actress from Los Angeles, California who got her film debut and first Oscar nomination in the same year with the release of Selena. Since then , she has released many albums and starred in many more films such as Monster-in-Law and Maid in Manhattan. @jlo
  32. Harry Styles
    With 10,181,632 followers, Harry Styles is a 22 year old singer from Worcestershire, England best known for his involvement in boy band One Direction. After the bandmates went their separate ways, Styles signed a three album solo deal with Colombia Records. @harrystyles
  33. Demi Lovato
    With 10,674,817 followers, Demetria Devonne Lovato is a 24 year old singer and actress born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She got her start on Barney and Friends before moving on to Disney’s Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance. She has released several albums and did a voice over for Disney’s Frozen. @ddlovato
  34. Kevin Hart
    With 10,729,069 followers, Kevin Hart is a comedian born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania famous for his roles in Ride Along and Real Husbands of Hollywood. Hart had a variety of odd jobs before landing his first stand-up gig at Philadelphia’s Laff House. @kevinhart4real
  35. Cristiano Ronaldo
    With 11,369,298 followers, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is an international soccer player who was born in Madeira, Portugal in 1985. He has played for Real Madrid and the Portugal national team as forward and captain. @cristiano
  36. Katy Perry
    With 13,336,073 followers, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson was born in Santa Barbara, California and released her first record under her given name Katy Hudson, which was subsequently unsuccessful. After being dropped from Colombia Records and The Island Def Jam Music Group, Katy adopted the stage name Katy Perry and signed with Capitol Records, with whom she has enjoyed enormous success. @katyperry
  37. Kourtney Kardashian
    With 13,927,702 followers, Kourtney Kardashian is the oldest of the Kardashian sisters. Other than starring on E! network’s Keeping up With the Kardashians, Kourtney owns a store with sisters Kim and Khloe, and also does another reality series, Kourtney and Khloe take Miami. @kourtneykardash
  38. Neymar Jr
    With 14,260,546 followers, Neymar da Sliva Santos Jr. is an international soccer player born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil in 1992. He has played for Spanish club FC Barcelona and for the Brazil national team. @neymarjr
  39. Rihanna
    With 14,369,304 followers, Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a 28 year old singer-songwriter from Saint Michael, Barbados who hit it big in 2005 when she signed with Def Jam Records. She is one of the youngest and best selling artists of her time, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide. @badgalriri
  40. Nicki Minaj
    With 14,542,607 followers, Onika Tanya Maraj was born December 8, 1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago. She was one of the first women to sign to Young Money Records and has won multiple music awards. @nickiminaj
  41. Miley Cyrus
    With 14,882,954 followers, Destiny Hope Cyrus was born Franklin, Tennessee in 1992 and changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008. Miley got her start as a country singer on Disney’s Hannah Montana before going on to pursue her music career. @mileycyrus
  42. Kylie Jenner
    With 16,890,041 followers, was born in 1997 in Los Angeles, California and is the youngest of Kris Jenners children. She has joined her siblings on E! network’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians and collaborated with sister Kendall with a clothing line. @kyliejenner
  43. Khloe Kardashian
    With 19,915,613 followers, Khloe shares a store with sisters Kim and Kourtney called Dash and is married to basketball star Lamar Odom.
  44. Kendall Jenner
    With 18,176,940 followers, Kendall Jenner is the oldest daughter of Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian. Kendall became a model in 2014 and recently walked the catwalk at the Victoria Secret Fashion show in Paris. This is one of the Celebrities that may have bought Instagram Followers. @kendalljenner
  45. Taylor Swift
    With 19,610,755 followers, Taylor Swift got her start as a country music star singing about bad breakups before transitioning to the pop scene. She continues to enjoy success, with several of her songs being hit crossovers. @taylorswift
  46. Selena Gomez
    With 21,757,024 followers, Selena Gomez started her career as Alex on Disney Channel’s Witches of Waverly Place before starting a highly successful solo music career. @selenagomez
  47. Justin Bieber
    With 22,049,441 followers, Justin Bieber is a Canadian born singer famous for his unpredictable behavior in the pop music industry. He has been romantically linked to both Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner. JB is another Musician accused of purchasing followers. @justinbieber
  48. Ariana Grande
    With 23,740,354 followers, Ariana Grande-Butera found her start in musicals and Nickelodeon and has several albums out. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida on June 26, 1993 and has soared to the top of the pop charts in recent years. @arianagrande
  49. Beyoncé
    With 24,602,110 followers, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter started out as part of the 90’s girl group Destiny’s Child. She went solo in 2006 and has since sold 100’s of millions of albums. She is married to rapper Jay-Z. @beyonce
  50. Kim Kardashian-West
    With 24,868,712 followers, Kim K is the most famous of the Kardashian sisters, with perfumes and a fashion line accompanying the clothing store and E! network show she shares with her family. She is married to rapper Kanye West and has two children with him. KKardashian averages a whopping 1 Million Likes per post.

Social media has grown exponentially in recent years, with Instagram, Twitter and Facebook taking the lead.