Top 10 Instagram users as of November 2018

Today we're taking a peek at an interesting statistic from Instagram, one of the world's most popular social networks. Instagram stands alone on the web as a photo-centric app that allows celebrities to get up close and personal with fans – so to speak. While Twitter remains the best place to scream about politics, and Facebook is best for sharing photos with your mother, Instagram seems to be the place celebrities stake their claim over fans on the web.

The topmost popular Instagram accounts as of November of 2018 include artists, actors, and people who seem to be icons for no particularly good reason. Much like Instagram's social network predecessor, MySpace, every user starts off with one friend: Tom. Instagram's version of MySpace Tom is the brand itself, Instagram.

Instagram has a whopping 261 million followers – that's as of the start of the month of November. Since then, numbers have changed JUST a little bit. The rest of the list goes like so:

Instagram Followers at start of November 2018:

1. Instagram's official account: 261-million

2. Christiano Ronaldo: 145-million

3. Selena Gomez: 144-million

4. Ariana Grande: 132-million

5. Kim Kardashian: 120-million

6. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: 119-million

7. Beyonce: 119-million

8. Kylie Jenner: 118-million

9. Taylor Swift: 112-million

10. Neymar: 104-million

UPDATE: Instagram Followers as of November 27th, 2018:

1. Instagram's official account: 264.9 (UP nearly 4M)

2. Christiano Ronaldo: 147-million (UP 2M+)

3. Selena Gomez: 144-million (no significant change)

4. Ariana Grande: 136-million (UP 4M+)

5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson: 122-million (UP 3M+)6. Beyonce: 120.7-million (UP 1M+)

7. Kim Kardashian: 120.6-million (no significant change)

8. Kylie Jenner: 120-million (UP 2M+)

9. Taylor Swift: 113.1-million (UP 1M+)

10. Neymar: 106.1-million (UP 2M+)

In the month of November, both The Rock and Beyonce overtook Kim Kardashian. Every other top-10 Instagram user kept their same ranking.

Of the top 10 accounts, 8 post from the United States of America. Cristiano Ronaldo posts from Portugal, and Neymar posts from Brazil. Both of these top-10 names are Footballers – a couple of the best in the business.

If we remove the Instagram account (the official Instagram account on Instagram), the 10th place spot belongs to either Justin Beiber, Canadian musician, or Argentinian footballer Leo Messi. When this article is set to go live, it would appear that Beiber narrowly edges out Messi – by less than a million followers. There ends the Instagram users with followers numbering in the 6-digit following cult.