Instagram is one of the most widely used social media platforms in the world, with millions of users. The app has remained increasingly relevant over the years and its users cut across several races, ethnicities and ages.
Here is a list of the most followed black people on Instagram.
Also known as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson is an American professional wrestler, actor, writer and businessman. The Rock is one of the highest paid actors and ranked 1st, on the list of 50 most followed black people on Instagram; he is followed by 317million persons.
Beyonce is a popular African-American singer, whose career started in the 1990s. She is one of the most successful American singers. She made it to the list of 50 most followed black people, with a total of 258million followers.
Originally known as Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, Nicki Minaj is a songwriter, singer and rapper. Nicki is on the list of 50 most followed black people on instagram. “The queen of rap” as she’s popularly referred to, has about 190million followers on Instagram.
Neymar Santos Jr, one of the highest paid soccer players, ranks 4th on our list with a total of 174.1million followers on Instagram.
An award winning American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart is one the celebrities with a great number of followers. With 144million followers, he made it to our list of 50 most followed black people on Instagram.
Zendaya Stoermer Coleman
This 25years old award winning African-American actress and singer, graces our top 50 most followed; she rocks 141.3milion followers on Instagram.
Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar
Professionally addressed as Cardi B, Belcalis is an American songwriter, actress and rapper. The controversial rapper is one of the top 50 most followed, with a total number of 132million.
Rihanna, Singer and businesswoman is the 8th most followed black person on Instagram. The new mom has a multitude of 129million following her on Instagram.
An African-American, Popularly known as King James, Lebron is a professional basketball player. The famous player has 121million followers on Instagram.
The stunning songwriter, singer and rapper made the top 50; with 111million followers on Instagram.
Famous for his Dance steps and R&B songs, this songwriter and singer has 110million followers on Instagram. The one time Grammy award winning African-American singer ranks 10th on our list of most followed black celebrities.
Popularly known as Vin Diesel, this actor is one of the finest Hollywood actors and producers. Vin is on the 50 list, with 80m followers
Lame, the second most followed tik toker, is also doing well with numbers on Instagram. The social media personality, known for his tik tok videos, is followed by 77.6million persons.
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr
The famous snoop dogg, who rose to fame in the 90s’, has a total number of 73.4 followers on Instagram. Snoop is one of the oldies in the music scene, who has kept his social media forum alive and active.
International footballer Kylian Mbappe, ranks 15th on our list and has 71.2million followers.
Ronaldinho de Assis Moreira
Ronaldinho, a retired international footballer, made it to the list of most followed black people, with 66.1million followers.
American actor and producer, Will Smith has quite a great number of followers; although this number decreased and this can be attributed to the recent controversy. Smith has 64.6million followers.
The Real Madrid defender, popularly known as Marcelo 12 has incredible figures; with 55.2million followers, he is one of the top 50 most followed people on Instagram.
Pogba, a professional football and Manchester United midfielder, has 53.3million followers and made it to the top 50 most followed black people on Instagram.
Benzema, an international striker with Real Madrid FC, has 53.1 followers on Instagram.
Mo Salah, an international footballer, currently with the Egypt national team and Liverpool FC, is also on the list of most followed, with 50,4million followers.
Former first lady of the United States of America, lawyer and author has a fascinating number of followers. The first African-American woman to become the first lady has 49.6million followers.
Jacques Bermon Webster
Professionally known as Travis Scott, Jacques is an American record producer, songwriter and rapper. He has 44.9million followers on Instagram.
Steph Curry, an African-American basketball player made it to the list of top 50 most followed black people, with a total number of 42.4million followers.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Professionally known as The Weeknd, Abel is a Canadian Superstar singer and record label owner, has 39.1million followers on Instagram
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known as Wiz Khalifa, is a rapper, singer and songwriter who is signed to Warner Bros. Records. Wiz Khalifa is responsible for hit tracks like ‘Black and Yellow’, ‘Young Wild & Free’, ‘We Dem Boyz’ and ‘See You Again’. With about 37.7 million followers on Instagram, Wiz Khalifa sits at number 26 on our list.
Dani Alves da Silva, simply known as Dani Alves, is a Brazilian professional footballer who is currently signed to FC Barcelona in Spain. With 46 team trophies won with several teams, Dani Alves is the most decorated footballer in the history of football. He also has a huge fan base on Instagram with 36.2 million followers.
Barack Hussein Obama is an American politician who once served as the President of The United States from 2009 to 2017. Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American to become the president of the United States of America. Barack Obama commands a followership of about 35.3 million on Instagram.
Michael Ray Stevenson, popularly known by his stage name, Tyga, is an American musician and actor. Tyga is responsible for many top tracks like Rack City, Faded (featuring Lil Wayne) and Still Got It (featuring Drake). Tyga has about 34 million followers on Instagram.
Ciara Princess Harry (born October 25, 1985) is an American singer and songwriter. With songs like Goodies and 1, 2 Step, Ciara was popular in the mid-2000s. She has also featured in a handful of movies. Don’t forget her mesmerizing dance steps. With 31.8 million followers on Instagram, Ciara is really a big act in the entertainment world.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a former American professional boxer and currently a boxing promoter. He is famous for not losing a single fight in his professional boxing career that lasted over twenty years. Being invincible for such a long career like his could also be an explanation to why he has a huge fan base of about 28.1 million followers.
Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver who competes for Mercedes in Formula 1. With a joint-record seven World titles, it is not a surprise Lewis Hamilton is regarded as the greatest driver to ever race in Formula 1. Hamilton is the first, and so far, only black driver to race in the series. He has 28.1 million followers on Instagram.
Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, filmmaker and entrepreneur. His impact in the entertainment industry is quite remarkable. His presence on Instagram is directly felt by a community of about 28m followers.
Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is a Moroccan-American rapper. Born and raised in Morocco, he emigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13. French Montana became quite popular through his association with P.Diddy and Rick Ross. He is followed by 26.8 million on Instagram.
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and music video director. Bruno Mars commands a fan base of 25.5 million followers on Instagram.
Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal, known commonly as Shaq, is an American former professional basketball player. Shaq is regarded as one of the greatest to grace the court. On Instagram he is followed by 25 million accounts.
Professionally known as Davido, David Adedeji Adeleke was born on November 21, 1992, in Atlanta, Georgia. Davido is a professional Nigerian-American afrobeats musician and music label boss. Davido is a two-time BET award winner for best international act category. Davido made his Hollywood debut in Coming To America 2. It is no surprise Davido has 24.1 million followers on Instagram.
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is also a classical pianist. Alicia Keys became quite popular in the early 2000s. Alicia Keys’s popularity is alive as her Instagram proves with 23.5 million.
O’Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, and filmmaker. Ice Cube’s earliest popularity was recorded in the late 1980s with his involvement with the hip hop group N.W.A. His contribution to the birth of gangster rap is one that needs a mention. Ice Cube has a fan base of 23.4 million followers on Instagram.
Amber Rose Levonchuck is an American model and television personality. Amber Rose was once married to Wiz Khalifa, with whom she has a son, until they separated in 2014. She has made acting appearances in some movies and TV series. She is featured on this list with 23 million followers on Instagram.
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, author and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years, from 1986 to 2011. Oprah has a fan base of 21.1 million followers on Instagram.
Quavious Keyate Marshall, popularly known by his stage name Quavo, is an American rapper, singer and record producer. He is a member of the popular hip hop trio known as Migos, which he formed with his cousin, Offset, and his nephew, Takeoff. Quavo has about 21.1 million followers on Instagram.
Kobe Bean Bryant was an American professional basketball player. He spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. Nicknamed Black Mamba for his basketball skill, Kobe was also popular for his philanthropic engagements. Despite his sad passing in an air crash in January 2020, Kobe’s Instagram account still has 20.8 million followers.
Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 22, 1991), known professionally as DaBaby, is an American rapper. He is the owner of Billion Dollar Baby Entertainment. Dababy makes the list with a total number of 20.8 million followers on Instagram.
Gabrielle Monique Union Wade is an American actress. She began her career in the 1990s and has featured in many top blockbusters. She is married to Dwayne Wade. Gabrielle Union is also popular for social justice activism. Gabrielle has about 20.3 million followers on Instagram.
Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Wade is currently the host of the American adaptation of The Cube. Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union have been married since August 2014. Dwayne has 18.8 million followers on Instagram.
Rafael Xavier Varane is a French professional footballer, who plays as centre back for Manchester United and the French national team. Varane won four UEFA Champions League trophies whilst he was signed to Real Madrid. He was a member of the French national football team that won the FIFA World Cup 2018. As a well-decorated footballer, it is no surprise he has an Instagram fan base of 18.7 million followers.
Sean Love Combs (born Sean John Combs, also known as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, or Puffy, is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur. Diddy makes our list with 18.5 million followers on Instagram.
Michael Gerard Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. Nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” in his early career, and later known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet.” With 50 wins and 2 draws in 58 fights, Tyson is one of the greatest boxers of all time. He has 18.5 million followers.
Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior (born 12 July 2000), commonly known as Vinícius Júnior or Vini Jr. is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Brazil national team. Vinícius Júnior is popular for his dribbling skills. Vini Jr. has about 18.5 million followers on Instagram.