What are the top Instagram Accounts in the world?

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In November 2018, Instagram released a ranking of the top Instagram accounts in the world with the highest number of followers. Footballer Christiana Ronaldo was the most followed person with more than 145 million followers. 

Apart from Christian Ronaldo, several others of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, as well as Beyonce, Dwayne Johnson and Ariana Grande made it to the list. Here are the most-followed accounts on Instagram this year

  1. At number one is Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) with over 145 million followers.
     
  2. Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) comes second with over 144 million followers.
     
  3. Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) is third with over 132 million followers.
     
  4. Kim Kardashian comes fourth with over 120 million followers.
     
  5. Dwayne Johnson (@therock) comes fifth with more than 119 million followers.
     
  6. Beyoncé (@beyonce) also has over 119 million followers.
     
  7. At number 7 is Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) with more than 118 million followers.
     
  8. At number 8 is Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) with more than 112 million followers.
     
  9. Neymar comes 9 with 104 million followers.

How they got famous

Most of the people listed above are celebrities who have made a name for themselves in their professions and country. However, they became popular on Instagram due to the following: 

  • Posting of interesting contents
  • Keeping their followers engaged at all time
  • Having a photo contest or give away 
  • Having a great Instagram profile
  • Building an effective content strategy 
  • Capitalizing on their Facebook connections and contact list
  • Doing shoutouts
  • Posting consistently
  • Boosting posts

Finally, becoming famous on Instagram takes a whole lot of work. Apart from being a celebrity who has made a name in your chosen field of life, you must also keep your users engaged by having an interesting profile, putting in place an effective strategy and posting interesting contents.