Who has the largest Instagramfollowers? After being the top celeb on the social media platform for some time now, pop singer Selena Gomez has finally been toppled from the top spot.
This is despite having a mega following of 144 million people who check out her posts and stories every hour of everyday.
And who dethroned the Queen? None other than footballer Cristiano Ronaldo himself. The Juventus star has come in and swiped the title by more than 33,000 followers. Both accounts officially read that they have 144 million, but according to Pedestrian, a breakdown using app Gramblast reveals Selena has 144,330,455 while Cristiano pips her to the post with 144,364,318, meaning the footballer is well ahead of her.
She had her personal reasons for taking a hiatus from the social platform. She wrote: ‘Mood lol (I was looking at myself in the mirror -like an idiot!) Update: taking a social media break. Again. As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember- negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings.
And what does one expect when following the world’s greatest footballer? Family fun and football action. Cristiano’s account is all about his sport and his family, with a mixture of shots of him mid-game and his four kids.
Ironically, the soccer player’s social media popularity skyrocketed amid sexual assault allegations leveled at the footballer about 9 years ago.
He cleared up his name. Ronaldo has denied claims made against him and has branded the allegations an ‘attempt to destroy his reputation.’ In the statement the lawyer representing Ronaldo stated: ‘What occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature. ‘Mr Ronaldo was advised to privately resolve the allegation against him in order to avoid the inevitable attempts that are now being made to destroy a reputation that has been built upon hard work, athleticism and honour.’
So who else has a huge following on Instagram? The top rankings personalities are:
Ariana Grande- 132 million followers
Kim Kardashian West-120 million
Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Ronaldo’s biggest rival in world football, has 100 million Instagram followers.