By Nathan Vicar
(AMP) — If I asked you who was the most followed person on Instagram… Who would you guess? Probably not Selena Gomez. But she is.
Gomez remained the most-followed person on Instagram with 130 million followers this year, up from 103 million last year.
Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo muscled his way into Instagram’s top-followed ranks this year as he documented his career and growing family.
Ronaldo, who was named Forbes’ highest-paid soccer player this year with $93 million in earnings, climbed to No. 2 with 116 million followers on Instagram.
Here’s the top 10:
10. Kendall Jenner, 85M followers
9. Justin Bieber, 94.1M followers
8. Dwayne Johnson, 96.3M followers
I gotta shake the hand of a real life 10yr old hero. Jacob, I'm gonna fly you and your family out to Vancouver so I can meet you. Hopefully, your little 2yr old brother, Dylan is well enough to fly because I wanna meet him too. I'll have some very nice people contact your family in the upcoming days to make the arrangements. Can't wait to meet you big man. And make sure you bring your sweet tooth! 😉👍🏾
7. Kylie Jenner, 99.6M followers
6. Kim Kardashian West, 104M followers
5. Taylor Swift, 104M followers
4. Beyonce, 108M followers
3. Cristiano Ronaldo, 116M followers
2. Ariana Grande, 115M followers
1. Selena Gomez, 130M followers
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith