The 73 most popular people on Instagram

Selena gomez taylor swift grammysGettySelena Gomez and Taylor Swift are the two top-followed people in the world.

Instagram stars freaked out in December 2014 after the site began cracking down on spam accounts.

While some of the most-followed Instagram accounts lost thousands and even millions of followers in the days after, you can hardly tell a year later.

The popularity of these top Instagrammers has exploded.

Last year, Kim Kardashian was the most-followed Instagrammer with 23 million followers. She’s been dethroned, and the new number one has more than 60 million.

To calculate the most followed people, we took Socialblade’s list of the 100 most-followed Instagram accounts and removed brands, groups of people (like bands and sports teams), accounts that aggregate other people’s content (like @nailsvideos), and other non-human entities. That left us with 73 of the most popular Instagrammers from around the world.

(Former Business Insider reporter Maya Kosoff wrote a previous version of this piece.)

73. 'Jersey Shore' star Snooki

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Handle: @snookinic

Followers: 9.1 million

71. Victoria Beckham

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Handle: @victoriabeckham

Followers: 9.3 million

70. Channing Tatum

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Handle: @channingtatum

Followers: 9.4 million

69. Ellie Goulding

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Handle: @elliegoulding

Followers: 9.4 million

68. Colombian singer Maluma

Handle: @maluma

Followers: 9.5 million

67. Brazilian actress Tata Werneck

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Handle: @tatawerneck

Followers: 9.5 million

66. Wiz Khalifa

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Handle: @mistercap

Followers: 9.5 million

65. Brazilian singer Ivete Sangalo

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Handle: @ivetesangalo

Followers: 9.7 million

64. Amber Rose

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Handle: @amberrose

Followers: 9.8 million

63. Actress Bella Thorne

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Handle: @bellathorne

Followers: 9.9 million

62. Soccer player Marcelo Vieira Jr.

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Handle: @marcelotwelve

Followers: 9.9 million

61. Spanish soccer star Andres Iniesta

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Handle: @andresiniesta8
Followers: 9.9 million

59. Vine star Cameron Dallas

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Handle: @camerondallas

Followers: 10.2 million

58. Indonesian singer and TV personality Syahrini

Handle: @princessyahrini

Followers: 10.4 million

57. Indonesian singer Ayu TIngting

Handle: @ayutingting92

Followers: 10.5 million

56. French soccer player Karim Benzema

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Handle: @karimbenzema

Followers: 10.5 million

55. Ciara

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Handle: @ciara

Followers: 10.6 million

54. 'Pretty Little Liars' actress Shay Mitchell

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Handle: @shaym

Followers: 10.8 million

53. FC Barcelona soccer star Luis Suarez

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Handle: @luissuarez9

Followers: 11 million

52. Brazilian singer Anitta

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Handle: @anitta

Followers: 11.2 million

51. Boxer Floyd 'Money' Mayweather

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Handle: @floydmayweather

Followers: 11.2 million

50. Actress Ashley Benson

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Handle: @itsashbenzo

Followers: 11.3 million

49. Kardashian mum Kris Jenner

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Handle: @krisjenner

Followers: 11.3 million

48. Brazilian soccer player Ronaldinho Gaucho

Handle: @ronaldinhooficial

Followers: 11.4 million

47. Zac Efron

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Handle: @zacefron

Followers: 11.4 million

46. Beauty blogger Huda Kattan

Handle: @hudabeauty

Followers: 11.9 million

45. Vine star Zach King

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Handle: @zachking

Followers: 12.1 million

44. Swedish soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Handle: @IAmZlatanIbrahimovic

Followers: 12.1 million

43. Brazilian soccer player David Luiz

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Handle: @davidluiz_4

Followers: 12.2 million

42. 'Pretty Little Liars' Actress Lucy Hale

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Handle: @lucyhale

Followers: 12.5 million

41. Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine

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Handle: @brumarquezine

Followers: 13.2 million

40. Model Gigi Hadid

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Handle: @gigihadid

Followers: 13.8 million

39. Scott Disick

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Handle: @letthelordbewithyou

Followers: 14 million

38. Real Madrid player Gareth Bale

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Handle: @garethbale11

Followers: 14.3 million

37. One Direction member Niall Horan

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Handle: @niallhoran

Followers: 14.4 million

36. Lady Gaga

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Handle: @ladygaga

Followers: 14.8 million

35. Vanessa Hudgens

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Handle: @vanessahudgens

Followers: 15.9 million

34. One Direction member Harry Styles

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Handle: @harrystyles

Followers: 15.9 million

33. 'King of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian

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Handle: @danbilzerian

Followers: 15.9 million

32. Shakira

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Handle: @shakira

Followers: 16.7 million

31. Vin Diesel

Handle: @vindiesel

Followers: 17.8 million

30. LeBron James

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Handle: @kingjames

Followers: 18.3 million

29. Colombian soccer player James Rodríguez

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Handle: @jamesrodriguez10

Followers: 19.2 million

28. Drake

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Handle: @champagnepapi

Followers: 19.4 million

27. David Beckham

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Handle: @davidbeckham

Followers: 20 million

26. Singer, actress and dancer Zendaya

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Handle: @zendaya

Followers: 21.3 million

25. Justin Timberlake

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Handle: @justintimberlake

Followers: 22.2 million

24. Chris Brown

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Handle: @chrisbrownofficial

Followers: 23.8 million

23. Ellen Degeneres

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Handle: @theellenshow

Followers: 25.2 million

22. Model Cara Delevingne

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Handle: @caradelevingne

Followers: 27.2 million

21. Kevin Hart

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Handle: @kevinhart4real

Followers: 30.8 million

20. Rihanna

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Handle: @badgalriri

Followers: 34.1 million

19. Demi Lovato

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Handle: @ddlovato

Followers: 34.6 million

18. Kourtney Kardashian

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Handle: @kourtneykardash

Followers: 34.6 million

17. FC Barcelona player Leo Messi

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Handle: @leomessi

Followers: 37.3 million

16. Miley Cyrus

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Handle: @mileycyrus

Followers: 37.4 million

15. Jennifer Lopez

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Handle: @jlo

Followers: 37.6 million

14. Katy Perry

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Handle: @katyperry

Followers: 41.3 million

13. Khloe Kardashian

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Handle: @khloekardashian

Followers: 42.8 million

12. Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr.

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Handle: @neymarjr

Followers: 43.3 million

11. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

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Handle: @therock

Followers: 43.8 million

10. Nicki Minaj

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Handle: @nickiminaj

Followers: 49 million

9. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo

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Handle: @cristiano

Followers: 49.4 million

8. Kendall Jenner

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Handle: @kendalljenner

Followers: 49.5 million

7. Kylie Jenner

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Handle: @kyliejenner

Followers: 52 million

6. Justin Bieber

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Handle: @justinbieber

Followers: 58.8 million

5. Ariana Grande

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Handle: @arianagrande

Followers: 60.4 million

4. Beyonce

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Handle: @beyonce

Followers: 60.8 million

3. Kim Kardashian

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Handle: @kimkardashian

Followers: 61.1 million

2. Selena Gomez

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Handle: @selenagomez

Followers: 66.1 million

1. Taylor Swift

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Handle: @taylorswift

Followers: 67.1 million

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