Another feather has been added to the already glittering cap of Juventus and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as he has become the most followed person on popular social media platform, Instagram. The striker overtook global pop star and actress Selena Gomez in the most number of followers on the image-sharing platform.
Cristiano now has 144.4 million followers on Instagram, with Selena Gomez now at 144.3 million followers on her handle. This is the first time since 2016 that the pop Queen has been displaced from the top spot on the list with the most Instagram followers.
Ronaldo is quite active on Instagram, often sharing videos of his training for upcoming matches, working out in the gym, as well as intimate photos with his children and his girlfriend. He is also often found endorsing various brands with whom he is contracted on the social media platform.
This has undoubtedly contributed towards his popularity on the social media platform for the 5-time Ballon D’Or winner. Following Ronaldo and Gomez on the most followed person list is Ariana Grande, another popular pop star with 132 million followers. Kim Kardashian with 120 million followers and Beyonce with 119 million followers occupy the fourth and the fifth spot.
The only other footballer in the top 10 list is Neymar on the 10th spot with 104 million followers. Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s eternal rival Lionel Messi sits on the 12th spot with 100 million followers.