Who Has the Most Followers on Instagram in 2018? (These are the Top 10)

We are not even half through 2018, but these couple of months were already filled with millions of selfies and Instagram photos. The number of followers and lists of most popular Instagrammers changes almost monthly, and is certainly different than last year’s.

Whether it is because of the celebrity lifestyle or the most compelling posts, there are people whose Instagram follower base is bigger than you could ever imagine to reach. Some people have reached social media fame that is much higher than their real-life fame, as a result of some amazing glam shots or interesting live feed videos.

Instagram is quickly reaching the top of the social media platforms’ lists, and for a reason. Almost everyone today has an Instagram profile. If not to promote a brand, then to follow celebrities who post their photos and videos online for others to see.

Some are in this list because they have many loyal fans who love to see what they are doing, others are there because they found the right company to buy Instagram followers and did not get caught in the process. Whichever is the case, here is the list of the people with most followers on Instagram this year:

1. Selena Gomez

With over 130 million followers, Selena Gomez has made a remarkable reputation on her Instagram account. In the past, this young star was not very popular on social media. Partially for her health reasons, and partially for her behavior – no one could anticipate she would reach the highest spot in this list.

Even so, Selena has a very loyal stream of Instagram followers, and not only this year, but last year, too. Many of them followed her first after her selfie with Abel Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd, now her ex; while others have been building up the number for several years now.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo currently has over 120 million followers, and it is not strange at all. With his shirtless selfies and action shots, most of the followers are female fans in love with his appearance, or male fans in love with his sport skills.

3. Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has a slightly smaller number of followers from Cristiano Ronaldo. Of course, 3 million followers are a lot for the Instagram-thriving-stars, but such a difference is considered small in the world of celebrities.

Last year was hard on Ariana Grande, especially because of the Manchester bombing that occurred at her concert. Even so, she still reached 117 million followers, eagerly waiting for new vacation photos and selfies made by Grande.

4. Beyoncé

Pregnancy made Beyoncé reach 111 million followers, but of course, she was our diva long before she became a happy mother of twins. After she revealed her pregnancy to the world last year, she’s been sharing amazing fashion shots, romantic shots with Jay Z, and throwbacks with her fans.

5. Kim Kardashian

Kim’s number of followers is still raising doubts in many, especially after the mega-embarrassment in 2014, when Instagram purged many fake Instagram accounts, and Kardashian lost over a million followers overnight.

We do hope that she learned from this embarrassing experience, and that her 108 million followers are real this time. Whichever it is, she maintains the top 10 list for several years now, so her ‘fake followers’ strategy might not have been such a bad idea after all.

6. Taylor Swift

With 2 million followers less than Kardashian, Taylor Swift takes this year’s 6 place in the list of most followed Instagrammers. She used to keep a very low profile, but her latest album called Reputation added a couple more millions to her account in 2018.

7. Dwayne Johnson

The person whom we call ‘The Rock’ is considered one of the sexiest men alive. His lovely daughter and motivational clips, photos and statuses, as well as workout videos, made him reach 100 million followers on Instagram.

8. Justin Bieber

Who would anticipate that the young teen with such a confusing celebrity reputation would reach the top 10 lists for several years? Justin Bieber keeps getting more and more popular, and people cannot stop following his every move.

This year he went a little lower on the Instagrammer lists, with 97 million followers and the deserved 8th spot. Still, it isn’t bad at all, is it?

9. Neymar Junior

The professional soccer player, Neymar Jr. has 89.7 million followers on his Instagram account. This Brazilian celebrity made his debut at the age of 17, and is now a popular member of the national team.

Whether it is his professional soccer shots or topless snow selfies, many people seem to show interest in Neymar this year. People enjoy his constant flow of not only professional, but also family photos.

10. Kendall Jenner

The last on our list is Kendall Jenner, with 87.6 million followers on Instagram at this point. After the fiasco she had with Pepsi just last year, it is rather miraculous that she rose again after such a short timeframe. People seem to still enjoy following her every move.

Instagram is a very influential platform, allowing you to follow and see what your favorite celebrity is doing in her/his free time. Celebrities seem to enjoy the attention, and work hard on maintaining a continuous appearance on social media. Thanks to Instagram, we can keep track on what our favorite actors, singers, athletes, and other celebrities are up to, see their outfit and family, as well as enjoy their professional shots.

This is the list of the top 10 Instagram celebrities based on the followers’ base, but it is far from a complete list. There are many celebrities whose numbers jump by hundreds each day, and you never know who will get on this list next year!