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The Elite of Instagram: Who Topped the Charts in July 2023?

The digital world is a cosmos of dazzling stars, each twinkling in the vast expanse of the internet. Among them, the luminous constellation of Instagram is home to some of the most shining stars. So, who are the giants in the Instagram universe as of July 2023? Let’s dive deep.

The Grand List: Titans of Followership

  1. Instagram’s Official Account – Standing tall with a whopping 648 million followers. Yes, the platform celebrates its own essence!
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo – The Portuguese football maestro isn’t just commanding the football fields but also the Instagram arena with 595 million fans.
  3. Leo Messi – Another football legend gracing the list, Messi, secures his spot with 477 million followers.
  4. Selena Gomez – The multi-talented artist has a family of 425 million on Instagram.
  5. Kylie Jenner – The beauty mogul claims her spot with 397 million fans.
  6. The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) – This wrestling-turned-movie star has 386 million fans rooting for him.
  7. Ariana Grande – The vocal powerhouse boasts of a 376 million-strong following.
  8. Kim Kardashian – The reality TV star turned businesswoman holds her ground with 362 million followers.
  9. Beyoncé – Queen Bey reigns with 314 million fans.
  10. Khloe Kardashian – Another Kardashian on the list, Khloe flaunts her 310 million followers.
AccountsFollowers (in millions)
Instagram648
cristiano595
leomessi477
selenagomez425
kyliejenner397
therock386
arianagrande376
kimkardashian362
beyonce314
khloekardashian310
nike301
justinbieber293
kendalljenner292
natgeo281
taylorswift266
virat.kohli254
jlo249
kourtneykardash223
nickiminaj223
mileycyrus212
Source: Statista

(And the list continues with giants like Nike, Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and many more, each with a follower count to envy.)

Source: Statista

But what makes Instagram such a hotbed of activity?

Popularity of Instagram: Born as a photo-sharing app, Instagram has grown into a colossal platform, allowing users to showcase their life, talent, and artistry. By mid-2018, the app had already clocked in a billion monthly active users. Fast forward to 2023, and it is still growing, expected to soon cross 127 million users in the U.S. alone!

Who’s Scrolling Through?: Young blood! A majority of Instagram’s audience is youthful. Data shows that nearly 60% of U.S. Instagrammers are 34 or younger. Moreover, as of Fall 2020, it’s the social platform most beloved by teens.

Celebrity Influencers & Their Goldmine: Instagram isn’t just a playground; it’s a goldmine for celebrities. Ronaldo, topping our followers’ list, also tops in earnings. A single post from him has an average media value of a jaw-dropping 985,441 U.S. dollars. Imagine the power of influence!

In essence, Instagram is not just a platform; it’s a phenomenon. A place where stars are born, brands are built, and stories are told. So, if you’re not on it already, you might want to reconsider. After all, who wouldn’t want to be a part of this universe?

Alekh V

Alekh Verma is a renowned SEO expert, innovative entrepreneur, and the dynamic founder of a leading digital agency. He's also the mastermind behind ESLRanksPro, an advanced SEO tool designed to reshape the landscape of search engine optimization. With a specialization in SEO, SaaS, product management, AI, and growth hacking, Alekh has cemented his place as a thought leader in the industry. His landmark work, "Building ESL Ranks Pro - SEO Tool," is a testament to his expertise and ingenuity, providing actionable insights for SEO professionals around the world.

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