Most influential celebrities on social media

December 10th 2019 at 11:23pm Published by firstdownadmin

One-third of the entire world uses Facebook on a monthly basis, and 70% of American adults have reported using the site at least once. Combine that with the total monthly users on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, and it’s no wonder social media is one of the most popular online pastimes.  Celebrities are a very large reason why social media has become so popular.  While some celebrities use their social media accounts to share updates on their daily lives, others promote makeup products and sponsored ads for vitamins and weight-loss teas.  Many of the top social media stars include world-renowned athletes, Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities, and famous musicians.  Here are some of the stars that are on the top of Instagram most followed rankings:

Beyoncé: 129.5 million followers

The Beyhive is a force to be reckoned with! Beyonce is the fifth most followed person on Instagram, and currently, the singer holds the top spots for the two most-liked photos ever on the social media app. 

Ariana Grande: 159.9 million followers

Ariana Grande comes in second for the most followed person on Instagram, but her impact goes far beyond the Facebook-owned app. A suicide bomber attacked concertgoers outside Grande’s concerts at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017, killing 23 people and injured 250 more. The Nickelodeon alum took to Twitter to directly communicate with fans several hours after the attack, writing, “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.” Her words quickly became one of the most retweeted in the social networking site’s history, with more than a million retweets, and 2.6 million likes.  

Selena Gomez: 153.7 million followers

Perhaps it’s her carefree spirit or her understated posts that keeps fans driven to Selena Gomez’ social accounts. With over 140 million followers on Instagram alone, this young star is rockin’ the internet world. 

Kylie Jenner: 140.7 million followers

Kylie’s Instagram is the escapism fantasy you need to swipe through after a drab day.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: 150.2 million followers

The actor keeps fans up to date on his workout routine, which is a huge draw, whether you’re looking for fitspo or eye candy. 

Cristiano Ronaldo: 175.9 million followers

His perfectly-crafted posts have paid off and his position on Instagram’s most-followed list has been on the rise for years now