Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Bianca Stivelman
If you’re wondering who to follow on Instagram, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve scouted out the most influential people to follow on Instagram in order to bring you the absolute best, organized by category.
No one can deny the social media phenomenon that is Instagram. For a lot of us, it’s the first thing we check every morning when we get up. With more than 200 million monthly active users, Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media apps out there. In fact, according to Jenn’s Trends, Instagram users ‘like’ 1.2 billion photos every day, and upload an average of 55 million photos daily, making Instagram engagement levels 15 times greater than Facebook’s.
Instagram has also become a unique way for influential celebrities to interact with their fans, making it the hottest app in Hollywood. The app allows you to see the world through their eyes, and you’ll be surprised by how much you learn. Whether you’ve just joined Instagram, or are looking to diversify your insta-feed, here’s a list of our top 50 Instagram users among various categories.
You can also find our 100 most influential Instagram users all on one easy page here. Let us know what you think!
It is no wonder why teen sensation Selena Gomez has over nine million followers. Her account is a glimpse into her glamorous life, filled with beautiful red carpet shots, as well as quasi-vintage selfies and videos. Her account is also a hot topic in the tabloids these days, after she recently unfollowed all but 3 of her ‘followings’, including on-again-off-again boyfriend Justin Bieber.
The globe-trotting comedian constantly posts hilarious photos of videos of him, his family, and other celebrities. If you want a good laugh every time you check your insta-feed, he’s definitely worth a follow.
Here’s an adorable post of him and his family celebrating Father’s Day. Follow him to see all of his fun pics and vids.
Straying away from self-promotion, the star of the hit show Pretty Little Liars posts intimate, personal photos. She instagrams just like us, posting #TBTs, silly selfies, and even #foodporn.
Her Instagram account truly acts as a window into her life, without the overdone glitz and glam of Hollywood.
The actress/country singer uses her Instagram page to promote her new country album, The Road Between, while also posting cute photos with her friends and family.
She keeps her fans happy by frequently updating them on her career and personal life.
Although his account is primarily run through his team, Channing’s account is still highly entertaining. His account consists mainly of promotional photos of the hilarious hunk, as well as adorable photos of his wife and baby. With over 3 million followers, he’s definitely doing something right.
Perhaps the most followed account on the entire app, Justin Bieber really is the king of Instagram. His shirtless selfies melt the hearts of tweens everywhere, and his posts with best friend Floyd Mayweather, as well as on-again-off-again GF Selena Gomez generate buzz all over the world. He uses his account to connect with his fans, and every so often posts promotional sneak peaks of his new music.
It’s QUEEN BEY. No explanation necessary. Follow her NOW.
The Nickelodeon star has experienced a rise to fame with her singing career, bringing her to the number three spot, second to Hollywood royals Beyonce and Bieber. While her account is mainly focused on self-promotion, it is a great way to get to know the fresh celeb.
The controversial pop princess truly has no boundaries when it comes to posting on Instagram. Her unexpected, and often strange posts are what make her such a good follow. Whether she posts videos of her ‘twerking’ with her little sister, or somber crying selfies, Miley’s account is never a dull moment.
Based on her Instagram pictures alone, sometimes I think that Taylor Swift is actually a middle-aged woman stuck in a 24 year-old country queen’s body. You can find pictures of her kittens, baked goods, inspirational quotes, and even water-colour paintings, alongside fabulous shots of her performing on stage and strutting the red carpet.
The photo to the right, posted by Kim 4 weeks ago, now stands as the most liked Instagram post of all time, with over 2.31 million likes at the time of this post. She has made a global brand simply out of her personality, and thus deserves the title of social media queen. If you’re not one of the 15 million people that follow her, start now. You won’t be disappointed.
You can expect Kim’s younger sister Khloe to post sultry and sweet selfies, alongside adorable pics of her nieces, nephew, and sisters. Her latest post in which she is wearing a Native American headdress has sparked a lot of controversy, but she has yet to delete it.
The youngest of the Kardahshian clan loves to post racy bikini photos, as well as countless somber selfies. In fact, her recent pouty posts have sparked much debate over whether she gets plastic surgery or not!
You guessed it. Another Kardashian takes the fourth spot on our celebutantes list, but unlike her younger sisters, Kourtney doesn’t overshare quite as much. Scattered within numerous cute photos of her family and kitten are occasional sexy bikini pics and sweet selfies.
The reality star turned fitness guru takes to Instagram to post her toned pre, during, and post-baby body. But don’t worry, you can still catch glimpses of Jersey Shore Snooki with her fab duck-face selfies.
This Kardashian keeps fans frequently updated on her budding modeling career. When she’s not taking selfies with her famous friends and sisters, her insta-feed gives her 10 million followers a glimpse into the life of of a jet-setting model.
The “it” girl of the fashion world has taken social media by a storm with her quirky, care-free posts. She posts photos with her A-list best friends such as Rihanna and Rita Ora, and also makes sure to snap pics of the most exclusive fashion shows and parties. Unlike many other models, she doesn’t take herself too seriously, and that’s what makes her account so fun.
One of the most internationally recognized models in the world, Miranda Kerr uses her Instagram mainly as a promotional platform, posting countless pics of her modelling/business ventures. Nevertheless, her incredible bikini body and adorable posts of her son Flynn make her well worth a follow.
This beach babe gives us an inside look into the life of the most in-demand Victoria’s Secret Angel. Be prepared to waste time scrolling through plenty of her flawless lingerie campaigns.
Although she doesn’t post often, when she does, you can expect post-workout selfies, pictures of her children, and a whole lot of Brazilian pride. The sporty Brazilian bombshell also likes to communicate with her fans through cheesy self-help quotes.
Neymar’s Instagram feed displays his life off the field. He often posts fun photos with his teammates, as well as pics of lavish poolside parties and barbecues. His fun, carefree feed makes it clear why Neymar is the most followed athlete on Instagram at the moment.
By far one of the most entertaining athletes on Instagram, Lebron James keeps his loyal fans happy with daily Instagram updates, showcasing his legendary basketball career, as well as his adorable family.
The Spanish soccer star takes to Instagram to post celebratory post-game shots, as well as countless self-promotional selfies. And don’t worry, you won’t get tired of them. Have you seen his face?
From his silly selfies with his fiancee Gabrielle Union, to their adorably candid photos, Dwyane Wade knows how to keep it light and fresh on the social media app.
Mr. Durant uses Instagram to showcase his famously fashionable outfits and sneakers, and even uploads occasional #selfienation pics. Follow him for a sneak peak into the luxurious world of an NBA star.
The widely followed fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni (you may know her as The Blonde Salad) takes her followers with her all over the world, from her home country Italy, to the streets of Dubai. The budding business woman, who know has a number of partnerships and apparel lines under her belt, gives us a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of a true fashionista.
With one million followers, Up Close and Stylish is easy to find, but hard to know more about. The Instagrammer posts faceless photos of her great style, and does not give out her name. That’s part of what makes her account so intriguing.
Author and fashion blogger Leandra Medine is the person behind Man Repeller , a humorous website for serious fashion. Her Instagram account reflects just that, with gorgeous posts of her stylish outfits paired with hilarious captions.
New York native Danielle Bernstein uses her Instagram to keep a daily log of her chic and classy outfits. Her posts also act as style inspiration to many others.
Oscarprgirl is Oscar de la Renta’s marketing spokesperson, and her account gives us a glimpse into the glitzy world of the world-renowned fashion house. Give her a follow to see everything from fashion shows and gorgeous gowns, to her own day-to-day escapades in the city.
The famous British chef posts equal parts drool-worthy food pics and goofy shots with his famous friends and cute daughters.
The legendary French pastry chef (and creator of the first Cronut) demonstrates his knack for elaborate, 3-dimensional deserts that will instantly have your stomach growling.
A food stylist and photographer joined forces to create Spoonforkbacon, an account that posts delicious looking, complex food dishes as well as recipes and how-to’s.
The Top Chef champion runs three popular restaurants in Atlanta, and keeps his followers updated on the delicious meals he serves.
The blogger behind Cook Your Dreams posts some of the most stunning photos of food, both raw and cooked.
Mike Kus is a graphic designer, web designer, and illustrator, and he uses Instagram to document his day-to-day activities. According to him, he likes photographing mainly architecture and people.
Adam Senatori is an American commercial pilot/photographer who offers stunning aerial shots of the world below him. How does he manages to Instagram and fly at the same time?
Follow Cubby for gorgeous and architectural photos of New York. You will not be disappointed.
Mr. Octavious is a freelance commercial photographer from Chicago. He’s currently working on an interesting project called #samehilldifferentday that you should definitely check out.
David Guttenfelder is TIME Magazine’s winner for Instagram photographer of the year. Enough said.
Nike shares stunning, unique shots of every kind of sport with millions of fans. Nike also posts things their fans might be interested in.
Victoria’s Secret posts stunning photos of their apparel and lingerie, all sported by the perfect VS Angels, as pictured here. Sexy!
Forever 21 helps out its fan base by posting potential outfit ideas constructed out of their awesome clothes. You can’t help but love this fun, fresh account.
The official NBA Instagram account takes us behind the scenes into the world of basketball, with exclusive pics and vids of an array of players. The NBA truly has an amazing Instagram presence.
This account will have you craving a latte in no time. The account is fresh, lighthearted, and delicious!
Certified fitness and Pilates expert Cassey Ho shares her healthy workout and meal ideas, and also reposts her fans’ amazing transformations. She also loves to show her silly side on the social media platform. We hope you have your sneakers with you, because you will seriously be motivated to hit the gym after viewing her account.
The President of the United States uses Instagram to make announcements and share messages with the world. His Instagram team give us a visual representation of what happens in the hectic life of a President.
Nothing in the world is cuter than a happy hedgehog. Believe me. Darcy keeps her 400k+ loyal fans updated with adorable pics of her posing with various objects in various spots, all with a sweet smile on her face.
The social media giant runs a hilarious Instagram account, with witty posts that are bound to have you LOL-ing. Check them out!
An anonymous person has been travelling across the States leaving extremely generous tips (some over $10,000 USD) at random restaurants. This Instagram page follows that money trail. It’s really unbelievable.
Remember, you can find these accounts and more on All My Faves’ Instagram Page. We hope you enjoy!