Who are the most followed people on social media?

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Who are the most followed people on social media?

by Team AllYourVideogames | Jun 25, 2022 | Social Networks |


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Social networks increasingly stand out and are used by people all over the world. They serve not only as a form of distraction and to share photos, videos, memes and news, depending on the source of the information. It's almost impossible to find someone who doesn't have an account on some social network.

In addition, more and more people are trying to grow on social media and increase their number of followers.

In the list that has the most followed people on social networks until the first half of 2022, we have athletes, musicians, actors and digital influencers. Below, you can see the most followed people on social networks on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube and the most followed on all social networks combined.

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Most followed profiles on Instagram

This social network is focused on sharing photos and videos. In addition, Instagram is among the most used social networks in the world. But after all, who dominates this platform when it comes to profiles with the most followers?

See the list of the most followed Instagram accounts:


1. Instagram – 399 million followers

The official @Instagram profile ranks first with almost 400 million followers. Taking into account the fact that the platform is growing more and more in the world, both among children and adults, it is to be expected that it is also the owner of the most followed profile. 


2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 303 million followers

Juventus soccer player @cristiano, elected the best player in the world five times, also takes the title of person with the most followers on Instagram. With posts about his family, his preparation for matches and the balance between his personal and professional life, Cristiano Ronaldo conquered the audience on Instagram.

3. Dwayne Johnson – The Rock – 248 million followers

Actor and former professional WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard @therock takes the third position on the list of most followed people on social media. It is important to note that until the beginning of 2022 the actor was in fourth place and Ariana Grande in third. With this, we can see how The Rock has been growing in a huge fan base for a long time. 


4. Ariana Grande – 245 million followers

Singer @arianagrande, one of the biggest hits in music today, is in third place as the biggest profile on Instagram. Due to her huge fan base around the world, clearly she would also be on such a list.

5. Kylie Jenner – 242 million followers

The famous @kyliejenner is an American model, businesswoman and personality who has a huge fan base around the world. Before reaching the fifth place on this list, she had been featured on the program Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a reality show starring Kim Kardashian, in addition to being broadcast on the E! channel. Kylie is also the owner of cosmetics companies Kylie Skin and Kyle Cosmetics.



6. Selena Gomez – 239 million followers

With a career as an actress, voice actress, singer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman and stylist, there was no way for @selenagomez to be left out of a list of the most followed people on social media.

She has excelled as an actress in children's series on shows such as Wizards Of Waverly Place and debuting in Barney and Friends.

7. Kim Kardashian West – 230 million followers

Being an active figure and having a strong presence in the media, socialite, stylist, businesswoman, producer and presenter @kimkardashian ranks seventh among the most followed people on Instagram. She is also married to rapper Kanye West.

8. Lionel Messi – 220 million followers

A Barcelona player and six times the best player in the world, the star @leomessi is in sixth place on the list. Being more reserved, his profile mainly counts on his preparations for his games and the images of the matches themselves. 

9. Beyoncé – 187 million followers

Also called Queen B by her fans, @beyonce, in addition to being a singer, she is also a model, songwriter, businesswoman, dancer, actress, producer, screenwriter and director.

With a resume like this and a loyal fan base, Beyoncé ranks ninth as one of the biggest profiles on Instagram.

10. Justin Bieber – 179 million followers

Despite his many controversies throughout his career, @justinbieber is in tenth place among the most followed profiles on Instagram. In addition to being a singer, the 27-year-old star is also an actor and songwriter, boasting a loyal fan base. 



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Most followed profiles on Twitter

Like Instagram, Twitter is one of the most used social networks in the world. So why not also check out who are the most followed people on social media on this platform too?

The data obtained to assemble the list is from June 2022:

1. Barack Obama – 129,6 million followers

The former president of the United States and the first black man to assume the position, the lawyer and politician @BarackObama is in first place among the most followed profiles on Twitter. He is married to Michelle Obama, who has several audiovisual works that tell part of her story. 

2. Justin Bieber – 113,8 million followers

If on Instagram @justinbieber occupies the tenth place among the most followed people on social networks, on Twitter the star takes a leap and goes to the second place on the list. He uses the social network a lot to promote his recent work. 

3. Katy Perry – 108,8 million followers

Singer, actress and songwriter @katyperry is in third place on the list using the social network especially to promote her work with previews of her songs and clips, as well as carrying out her publicity work. 

4. Rihanna – 102,3 million followers

Responsible for musical hits like Umbrella and Diamonds, @rihanna, in addition to being a singer, is also a businesswoman, songwriter and actress. Among his film work, you must be familiar with the films Battleship and Eight Women and the Secret. 

5. Cristiano Ronaldo – 92,3 million followers

If on the Instagram list @Cristiano is in first place, on Twitter the football star is in fifth place. Following the same line as his profile on the neighboring social network, Cristiano Ronaldo uses Twitter to post photos with his family, co-workers and advertisements. 

6. Taylor Swift – 88,5 million followers

The songwriter and singer @taylorswift13 is in sixth place among the most followed people on social media, specifically on Twitter. She stands out for her songs that portray her personal life a lot, thus creating a great connection with her fans. 

7. Lady Gaga – 83,6 million followers

The businesswoman, songwriter, singer, actress and music producer @ladygaga, or Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is in seventh place on the list. In theaters, you must know her work from the movie A Star Is Born.

However, in the music business, where she is truly a huge hit, you might recognize the songs Bad Romance and Poker Face as her own. 


8. Ariana Grande – 83,3 million followers

Ariana also appears on the list of people with the most followers on Twitter. If on the Instagram list she was in fourth place, on Twitter @ArianaGrande is in eighth. She uses the social network especially to talk about her career and show her work.

9. Ellen DeGeneres – 78,1 million followers

As an actress, comedian and presenter, @TheEllenShow ranks ninth among the most followed people on social media on Twitter. In addition to having her own hit show where she interviews guests, she has also hosted Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Awards.

10. Kim Kardashian – 69,7 million followers

Like some names on this list, @KimKardashian is present in the list of people with the most followers on Instagram and Twitter. She often uses the platform to publish posts related to her work.

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Most followed profiles on TikTok

We've already seen the most followed people on social media on Instagram and Twitter. However, a social network that has been growing more and more and gaining more and more space is Tik Tok with its video playback.

Thus, we have separated the most followed profiles on this platform with data updated in June 2022:

1. Charli D'Amelio – 118,2 million followers

@charlidamelio's profile is at the top of the list, with trending videos, dances, cameos and many others. Charli, in addition to tiktoker, is also a voice actress, actress and dancer, and of course she explores all of this in her profile. 

2. Addison Rae – 81,3 million followers

Actress, dancer, businesswoman and singer @addisonre is next on the list, isolated in second position. With videos of voiceovers and several others, in addition to vast participation in several areas beyond the internet, it is to be expected that she has this huge amount of followers. 

3. Khabane Lame – 75,8 million followers

With videos showing easy ways to do some day-to-day activities, @khaby.iame recently conquered the internet with her simplicity and charisma on Tik Tok, with videos reaching millions of views and her number of followers growing every time. more. 

4. Bella Poarch – 73,8 million followers

Singer-songwriter @bellapoarch has been on Tik Tok for a short time. Even so, she was enough to reach the fourth position among the most followed people on social media, especially on Tik Tok. By posting videos of dancing, singing, lip-synching and in many other ways, she has gained a huge fan base.


5. Zach King – 61,3 million followers

@zachking's success comes from before Tik Tok, having both filmmaker and voice actor work on his resume. It especially stands out for its illusions, creating a perfect video type for Tik Tok. He usually posts short edited content that gives the impression of being magic tricks. 

6. Will Smith – 56,1 million followers

The star @willsmith is already a resounding success as an actor and as a rapper, so there's no reason to wonder how he succeeds on Tik Tok, as he is a guarantee of followers. In addition, he posts a lot of videos with great messages for his followers and other videos that are also very funny. 

7. Tik Tok – 54,9 million followers

Exactly, the official @TikTok profile is positioned only in seventh place in the list of most followed profiles on the platform. The type of videos that are present in the profile are basically materials reposted from other more viral accounts and information about the social network.

8. Spencer X – 53,5 million followers

Beatboxer @spencerx often posts videos making his famous mouth sounds. But he also goes further and occasionally posts more entertaining content for his audience.

9. Loren Gray – 52,7 million followers

The businesswoman and singer @lorengray has a great presence not only on Tik Tok, but also on YouTube and Instagram. She often posts videos with cameos, voiceovers, dances, and several others. 

10. Dixie D'Amelio – 52,6 million followers

It seems that success runs in the family, as @dixiedamelio is the older sister of the number one on the list, Charli D'Amelio.

In addition to being a singer and presenter, she and her sister often post videos together, in this way they help to leverage the other's career. Despite being together on this list, it seems they don't need it to stay in the top 10 most followed people on social media on Tik Tok.

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Most followed profiles on Facebook

The time has come to see the most followed people on social networks, specifically on Facebook.

The list was updated in June 2022:


1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 148 million followers

Once again we have Cristiano Ronaldo in the first position, just like in the Instagram list.

Following the same style of posting as other social networks, he usually posts about his routine with his family and his career, both at the Juventus club and in the Portugal national team. 

2. Shakira – 113 million followers

Singer, dancer, songwriter, producer, businesswoman, model, choreographer, actress, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist Shakira is second on the list. Making a few posts about her new releases, advertisements and even some about her personal life, she has gained a solid fan base.

3. Vin Diesel – 107 million followers

Writer, producer and actor Vin Diesel, known for his roles as Dominic Toretto in the Fast and the Furious franchise and for being the voice of Groot in the Marvel superhero movies, follows soon after with more than 107 million followers.

4. Will Smith – 107 million followers

With an almost insignificant difference in followers, Will Smith lags behind Vin Diesel in the list of most followed people on social media on Facebook. In addition to being successful on the Tik Tok network, the actor and rapper also stands out on the platform with interactive, personal and fun posts. 

5. Leo Messi – 102 million followers

Six times considered the best player in the world and among the best in history, with an image like this it is clear that the star Lionel Messi would appear once again on this list, going beyond Instagram. 

6. Rihanna – 100 million followers

Posting images of her most recent sponsorships and works, singer and artist Rihanna is also among the most followed people on Facebook, passing the 100 million-follower mark. 

7. Eminem – 92 million followers

Considered by many to be the best rapper today and one of the best in history, singer and actor Eminem has a very strong presence on Facebook.

Posting about his most recent work, guest appearances on other platforms and areas, as well as remembering key moments in his career, the rapper has a rare fan base. 

8. Justin Bieber – 89 million followers

As well as being among the most followed on Twitter and Instagram, Justin Bieber could not be left out of the list of the most followed on Facebook. With almost 90 million followers, his posts are practically identical to those of other social networks, talking about his recent work and advertising posts. 


9. Neymar Jr. – 80 million followers

The player our football countryman Neymar Jr. would have to show up here.

The main figure in national football and one of the main ones in international football, Neymar usually posts about his recent games for the national team and for his football clubs during his career, in addition to posting with his son and advertising.

10. Taylor Swift – 76 million followers

The singer Taylor Swift returns to appear here. This time, she is in tenth place with 76 million followers on Facebook. The singer makes publicity of her recent work, advertisements and posts some photos of her own to cheer her fans on social media.

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Most followed profiles on YouTube

It is also worth highlighting the YouTube channels that have the most followers on the platform.

The list is updated with data from June 2022. Check it out:

1. T-Series – 185 million followers

The T-Series channel is the world's largest channel on the YouTube platform. He is part of an Indian record label and film production company, which was founded in 1983 by Gulshan Kumar.

They are well known for indi-pop music, soundtracks and Bollywood. 

2. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes – 113 million followers

The Cocomelon channel belongs to the British producer Moonbug Entertainment, in addition to being maintained by the American Treasure Studio.

The channel makes videos focused on children, in addition to being present on streaming services such as Netflix itself.


Previously, he was also known by the names ThatsMEonTV and ABC Kid TV.

3. PewDiePie – 110 million followers

Comedian and content creator PewDiePie can be considered the most followed solo Youtuber in the world.

He usually makes videos in the form of blogs and aimed at fun, such as video reactions, comments, parodies, gameplays of some games and etc. 

4. SET India – 107 million followers

This is the channel of India's Sony Entertainment Television broadcaster and also has the largest number of followers within the broadcaster. By posting excerpts from its television programs, the channel is able to easily engage its audience to continue watching and interacting. 

5. Kids Diana Show – 80,1 million followers

Kids Diana Show is a Ukrainian YouTube channel and a program aimed completely at children.

The Diana channel presenter reproduces several adventures in the videos with the help of her brother Roma, being the largest channel on the platform in Ukraine and the second largest aimed at children. 

6. WWE – 78,5 million followers

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) channel is among the most followed channels on YouTube by posting videos and snippets of their wrestling matches, calls for upcoming events and even some interviews with those involved. 

7. Like Nastya – 74,8 million followers

Another children's channel on the list of most followed people on social networks, Like Nastya has almost 75 million followers on YouTube.

It is common to find videos of stories for children, parent participation, teaching science experiments for children and similar content. 

8. Zee Music Company – 74,2 million followers 

The Zee Music Company channel is also an Indian music company and is part of Zee Entertainment Enterprises as a subsidiary.


On the channel, you can find several music videos and even complete albums by some Indian singers. 

9. 5-Minutes Crafts – 72,7 million followers

The 5-Minutos Crafts channel draws attention for its do-it-yourself videos, that is, materials teaching how to produce some things at home in a simple way.

We have smudge-free makeup tips videos, ways to carry baby strollers, best way to clean your teeth, as well as some videos that show you how TV commercials are really made.

10. Vlad and Nike – 69 million followers

As proof that children's channels are a great success on YouTube, we have another example with Vlad and Nike, another channel among the most followed on the platform.

With videos of funny stories, children's routine with their parents, games between siblings and pranks, the channel is a great success among children.  

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Most followed people on social media: Infographic

We've already checked out the most followed people on social media, from Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, Facebook to YouTube. But what if we add it all up? Who comes out ahead with the most followers? The Visual Capitalist portal made this sum for us and created an infographic. Check below the order with the most followed people on social networks and, consequently, the most popular of this total sum of social networks:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Approximately 517 million followers;
  2. Justin Bieber – Approximately 455 million followers;
  3. Ariana Grande – Approximately 429 million followers;
  4. Selena Gomez – Approximately 425 million followers;
  5. Taylor Swift – Approximately 361 million followers;
  6. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) – Approximately 342 million followers;
  7. Katy Perry – Approximately 338 million followers;
  8. Kylie Jenner – Approximately 333 million followers;
  9. Rihanna – Approximately 332 million followers;
  10. Kim Kardashian – Approximately 319 million followers;

Image: Visual Capitalist

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