Most Followed Celebrities on Instagram in 2019 (Updated)

In this post, I will be revealing to you the most followed celebrities on Instagram – be it celebrities or brands, as it stands currently in the year 2019. Of course, you might already know some of the expected names to be on the list but read on to find out more.

The number of Instagram followers a celebrity or brand has is not always a good indication of just how popular they are on the social media platform. By now, you should have known that many trolls hit the follow button just because they want o stay up to date with a celebrity’s post and have something to complain about.

In all, this does not mean that the number of followers cannot also be a good indicator of many people are interested in the celebrity or brand. Having this in mind, ranking may often change depending on the products each celebrity endorses, scandals they are involved in, and lots more. This is the reason why I refuse to list them in any particular order, but for sure the ones you will find in this list are the most followed on Instagram in 2019.

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But, that doesn’t meant that the number of followers can’t also be a good indicator of how many people are interested in what someone has to say or show. That being said, rankings may often change depending on the products celebs endorse, scandals they’re involved in, and so on. This is why we won’t list celebs in any particular order.

Most Followed Celebrities on Instagram in 2019 (Updated)

12 Most Followed Celebrities on Instagram in 2019

Chrsitiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo is considered as one of the greatest football players of all time. C. Ronaldo has been among the most followed celebrities on Instagram for quite some years now. On his Instagram page, he often showcases his skills, training routines, and Nike apparel and sports gear. Ronaldo has evolved from the role of a regular soccer player a he is also viewed as a lifestyle icon.

The Rock

The Rock is also another household name in Hollywood and across the United States of America. An ex-pro wrestler turned actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has massive Instagram followers over the past few years. The Rock of course is one of the highest paid actors in the movie industry. On his Instagram page, he often shares funny clips, life stories, meal plans, workout routines, and occasional sneak peek into upcoming movies.


If you are on planet earth, it is almost impossible for you not know who Beyonce is, except you have been living as a member of an isolated Amazonian tribe for the past 20 years.

Beyonce is one of the richest and most influential black woman, female singer and entrepreneur with more than 130 million followers on Instagram. During the course of her career, she has attracted more Grammy Awards nominations than any other singer in history. She is also a brand ambassador and influencer.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is the youngest and richest Kardashain sisters. She is also one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram. Kylie is a model, business woman, brand ambassador, reality TV star, and influencer who is worth over $1 billion as of 2019. A large part of Kylie’s fortune comes from her social media savvy, her worldwide exposure and numerous connections in the entertainment and fashion industries.

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West is the original reality TV celebrity. Millions of her followers tune in on her Instagram profile daily to see her endorsing beauty products, fashion accessories, and of course to see some of her new pictures. Kim is also known for her involvement in politics and activism, as well as her lavish lifestyle, and her marriage wih the controversial rapper, Kanye West.

Leo Messi

There are three names in football that tops the most followed on Instagram chart in 2019, and Leo Messi is definitely one of them.

Leo Messi Considered by pundits, sports analysts, legends, and contemporary players as one of the greatest players of all time, Leo Messi has a huge amount of followers on Instagram. This living legend can often be seen posting vacation photos, workout clips, and he also promotes his various sponsors.

Neymar Jr.

Neymat Jr., Brazil’s most prominent footballer today, has also become a social media sensation too. The athlete often posts pictures and videos in company of other famous athletes, movie stars, singers, and other celebrities. Whether he’s promoting his sponsors or showcasing his lavish lifestyle and 1% acquaintances, millions of his followers tune daily in to see everything.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish took the world by storm back in 2015 and has become an A-list singer, songwriter, and influencer. Her followers often tune in to her profile due to Billie’s unique fashion style, as well as her views and lifestyle choices. Due to her quirky, down-to-earth personality, Billie Eilish also boasts a very impressive engagement rating on Instagram, sometimes miles ahead of more popular celebrities with larger amount of followers.

Justin Bieber

The Justin Bieber fever gives a big blow on Instagram. A mix of hit songs, controversial stories, and lavish lifestyle choices contributed to him amassing a huge amount of Instagram followers. Love him or hate him, there are many people around the world that visit his Instagram page just to see Justin Bieber post vacation pics, announce forthcoming shows, and promote the brands he most often works with.

Taylor Swift

Many people are stuck in a love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift, her music, and her choices in life. But one cannot argue with her popularity. Taylor has well over 120 million Instagram followers and it does not look as if she is slowing down anytime soon.

Tom Holland

Tom Holland is a very interesting character. He is a young actor and one of the youngest most popular celebrities on Instagram.

Mostly known for his breakout role as Peter Parker/Spiderman in the Marvel Avengers movie, Tom is one of the oddities on this list. Unlike most other celebrities, he has amassed a following or over 30 million followers, without focusing on promoting specific brands. Most of his content shows photos of movie sets, events, with a few professional shots and everyday photos mixed in.

Miley Cyrus

 Miley Cyrus, the daughter of the acclaimed country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and the niece of Dolly Parton, is one of the most followed celebrities on Instagram and across social media platforms. Miley has had her fair share of good and bad press, but it looks like it was the perfect combination to gain undivided attention of millions of Instagram users. Her posts include everything from vacation pics, endorsements, behind the scenes shots, racy photos, and pretty much anything else in between.


There are obviously more popular celebrities and personalities out there, but not everyone has got bitten by the social media bug yet. So, now you have seen the list of the most followed celebrities on Instagram in 2019, which one of them is you favourite among the list? Kindly use the comment box below to share your views.

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Chibuzor Aguwa is an Article Writer, ICT Specialist and an Online Entrepreneur. Like the saying does "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", some of my hobbies are listening to inspirational songs and watching football. A big fan of Manchester United Football Club.

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