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The most followed Instagram accounts in 2020

Social media pretty much runs our lives these days, especially in 2020 when there’s not really been that much to do except snap, scroll and share. As one of the leading social media platforms, Instagram is a melting pot of culture. It’s a place where you can share your selfies with pride, post some of the more embarrassing pics on your “priv”, or simply lust over the lives people portray through their own accounts. While you might be pretty pleased with your own 500 followers, there are some people with millions liking and commenting on their uploads! We’ve found the 20 most followed Instagram accounts, for you to peruse. Stay tuned to see if any of your favourites make the list…

1. Instagram

 

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At the top of the list is Instagram itself, with 372 million followers. You might be thinking it’s a bit of a fix that they have the most followers on their own platform, but if you look at their pictures then you can see why. Their feed is full of content from various other creators on the platform, showcasing the work of activists and artists alike.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

 

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Coming in second, and the actual person with the most followers is Ronaldo. With 240 million followers, the Juventus F.C player mainly uses his platform to showcase his football skills and trophy collection as well as the occasional snap with his teammates.

3. Ariana Grande

 

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With 204 million followers, Ariana is the most followed female on Instagram. Her feed is a dreamy selection of selfies, photoshoots and promos for her upcoming album! She even posts encouraging her fans to vote in America’s upcoming presidential election.

4. Dwayne Johnson

 

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Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson takes 4th place, with 201 million followers. The iconic wrestler and actor shares some random posts, but mainly advertises his tequila brand Teremana.

5. Kylie Jenner

 

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The first ‘Karjenner’ on the list, Kylie is arguably the most successful of the family for her age; and her insta feed reflects this. A mixture of stunning selfies and adorable pictures of Stormi, you can see why 198 million people follow her.

6. Selena Gomez

 

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Selena’s come far since her Wizards of Waverly place days. From releasing tons of music, to being an executive producer of 13 Reasons Why, she uses her 194 million followers to promote her various projects, as well as to raise awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement.

7.    Kim Kardashian – @kimkardashian

 

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It’s no surprise that the OG queen of breaking the internet has made the list, in fact I was surprised she didn’t rank higher! Kim shares a variety of posts with her 190 million followers, from cute family snaps, to her latest iconic photoshoot with Paris Hilton.

8.    Lionel Messi

 

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With 168 million followers Messi takes 8th place. The Barcelona player’s feed consists mainly of action shots of him and his teammates on the pitch, as well as posts advocating for various charities.

9.    Beyonce

 

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Queen Bey comes in 9th with 155 million people following her impressively extra feed, which mainly shows the most beautiful photoshoots while also promoting her music clothing and range.

10.  Justin Bieber

 

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Finishing off the top 10 is Justin Bieber, and his 149 million followers. Bieber’s feed is a mixture of his music and artsy shots of his life. He even posts the occasional cute snap with his wife, Hailey Baldwin Bieber.

11. National Geographic

 

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National Geographic has 145 million followers, making them the 11th most followed account. Their feed is breath taking, with majestic shots of animals and landscapes, while also raising awareness for humanitarian crises.

12.  Neymar

 

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With 142 million followers, Paris Saint-Germaine F.C. player Neymar takes 12th place. The footballer mostly posts action shots of him and other players from both teams he plays for; Paris and Brazil.

13. Kendall Jenner

 

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The third Kardashian on the list, Kendall Jenner mainly shares snaps of herself, with her 140 million followers. The stunning model and reality star regularly uploads her modelling work, along with artsy shots of her glamourous lifestyle.

14. Taylor Swift

 

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At 14 is Taylor Swift, with 140 million followers. Mixed in cosy posts and promoting her latest album, the singer uses her platform to encourage her fanbase to vote in the upcoming election.

15. Jennifer Lopez

 

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At 15, with 132 million followers, Jennifer Lopez mainly posts pictures and videos of herself, but with the occasional throwback to various projects she’s taken part in over the years; be it acting, singing and modelling.

16. Nicki Minaj

 

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Coming in at 16 is Nicki Minaj, with 123 million followers. The Superbass singer’s feed seems to mainly be used to promote her music, as well as to share any news she has with her fans. Just this year, Minaj used her platform to announce her pregnancy with a snazzy photoshoot, and the apt caption ‘#preggers’.

17. Khloe Kardashian

 

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With 122 million followers, Khloe is the fourth and final Kardashian on our list. Her followers will mainly see cute family snapshots of the Kardashian children as well as the actual sisters themselves!

18. Nike

 

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As the only clothing brand to make the list, with 122 million followers, Nike must be doing something right. They don’t post too often, but you’ll find that when they do, Nike’s insta offers inspiration within your day-to-day life as well as with your goals and aspirations.

19. Miley Cyrus

 

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Another personality known for breaking the internet, Miley takes the 19th spot with 116 million followers. The majority of Miley’s posts are videos of her performing; especially in recent months since she has been singing covers iconic songs such as ‘Heart of Glass’ by Blondie and ‘Help’ by the Beatles.

20. Katy Perry

 

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And finally, the 20th most followed account on Instagram is Katy Perry. Her 107 million followers, are treated to a variety of different posts, including an announcement of the birth of her baby with Orlando Bloom, Daisy Dove Bloom!

So there we have it, the 20 most followed accounts on Instagram. Some of them surprises, as well as some of the more obvious choices… were any of your celebrity faves on there?

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