Portuguese and Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has achieved a tremendous milestone after becoming the most followed person on Instagram with 251 million followers.
The second most-followed person is American singer and actress Ariana Grande with 214 million followers. The two are followed closely with actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with 209 million on third.
In 2020, Cristiano also reached the feat of having the most-liked photo on Instagram with his post on Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona, following his death, receiving 19.7 million likes!
According to Forbes, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star earns nearly US$1 million per sponsored post on Instagram.
Ronaldo has now more followers on Instagram than the whole of 20 Premier League combined at 159 million as combined by Football page ESPN!
The 35-year-old soccer star also enjoys a huge fan following on his other social media platforms too. He is the most followed person on Facebook and most followed athlete on Twitter with 146 million and 90.2 million respectively.
His longtime biggest football rival, Lionel Messi, is ranked 2nd among sportspersons with 174 million followers.
The only account with more followers than Ronaldo on Instagram is Instagram’s official account, which has 382 million followers.