Most-followed Instagram Accounts of 2018

2018 had been the year for Instagram. People flocked from Facebook and settled down in Instagram, where life has been all about pictures. Pictures, videos and anything that can be seen has been seen on Instagram. As of June 2018, Instagram has gathered 1 billion active users and is a social media platform gaining rapid popularity across the globe.

While Instagram gives any individual an opportunity to gain stardom with the tap of a follow button, real-life celebrities seem to have an edge on Instagram as well. Here are the top 10 most followed Instagram accounts of 2018, who also mostly happen to be real celebrities famous around the globe.


Instagram’s own account is the most followed account on Instagram with 273 million followers out of its 1 billion users worldwide.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The most followed individual on Instagram would have to be the famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with 149 million followers on  @cristiano as of January 1, 2019.

Selena Gomez

The musician, actress and producer hailing from America owns the third most followed Instagram worldwide with 144.5 million users getting updated on her posts and stories through her account @selenagomez.

Ariana Grande

Another famous personality on the list is Ariana Grande, musical artist and actress, with 141.2 million users on Instagram account handle @arianagrande.

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “the rock” Johnson is the fifth most followed individual on Instagram with 126.9 million followers on his account @therock.

Kim Kardashian

The reality TV personality from the famous Kardashian family is sixth on the list with 123.8 million users on her account @kimkardashian.

Kylie Jenner

Following her sister, Kylie Jenner is seventh on the list with 122.9 million users on her account @kyliejenner.


Queen B is eighth on the list of the most followed Instagram accounts of 2018 with 122.2 million followers on her account @beyonce.

Taylor Swift

Our childhood favorite Taylor Swift ranks ninth on the list of most followed accounts for 2018 with 113.9 million users on her account @taylorswift.

Neymar Junior

The tenth most followed individual account belongs to the footballer Neymar with 108.8 million users on his account @neymarjr.

Out of the top 10 most followed Instagram accounts, only two belonged to non-Americans and only 3 out of the 9 human profiles were male.

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