Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Record 200m Instagram Followers…. 59m More Than Lionel Messi!

Cristiano Ronaldo has notched up yet another record after becoming the first person to gain 200million followers on Instagram. 

The Portuguese superstar became the first person in the world to reach 200 million followers on Instagram and announced the milestone with a photo montage on Wednesday.

Ronaldo released a video montage to mark his 200m Instagram followers milestone

The Juventus forward stands at around 200.2 million followers on the photo-sharing platform. The only account he trails is Instagram itself, which has 330.5 million as of Wednesday.

Third on the list is pop star Ariana Grande, who has 173.1 million followers, while actor and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson lies 3 million followers behind in fourth with 170.1 million.  

Lionel Messi of Barcelona ranks eighth with 141.8 million and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar is 10th at 132.6 million.

Ronaldo posts regularly on all of his social media channels and his individual Instagram posts generate millions of likes per post. 

He often posts pictures of his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez and his four children. 

According to Forbes, Ronaldo receives $47.8 million (£36.7million) a year from paid-Instagram posts. Messi has the second-highest Instagram income at $23.3 million, per Forbes. reported in July 2019 that Ronaldo can earn a staggering £784,000 per post when promoting a brand on the social media channel.  

Ronaldo is also the most liked athlete on Facebook with around 122.3 million likes on the site and 124.4 million followers.

Now playing for Juventus in Serie A, Ronaldo is best known for his time at Real Madrid, where he scored 450 goals in all competitions for the LaLiga giants and spent nine years taking part in a personal battle with Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. 

While Messi scored more LaLiga goals and won more domestic honours in Spain than Ronaldo, the Portuguese forward can be satisfied by having 59million more Instagram followers than the Argentinian.

Ronaldo, who has been named the best player in the world five times, became high profile when he joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003 at the age of 18. 

He helped the Red Devils win three Premier League titles and the Champions League among other trophies during his six-year spell in Manchester. 

Ronaldo has gone on to become a champion in Spain with Real Madrid and in Italy with Juventus. 

He is also Portugal’s top goalscorer and appearance maker with 99 goals in 164 games for his country.  

Top 10 Instagram Accounts

  1. Instagram (@instagram) – 330million
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) – 200million
  3. Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) – 173million
  4. Dwayne Johnson (@therock) – 170million
  5. Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) – 167million
  6. Kylie Jenner (@kyliejenner) – 159million
  7. Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) – 158million
  8. Lionel Messi (@leomessi) – 141million
  9. Beyonce (@beyonce) – 139million
  10. Neymar (@neymarjr) – 132million