Top 100 Fastest Growing Instagram Accounts in 2019

Nick Baklanov

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Instagram is removing likes but remains followers’ number.  Followers’ number still stays the core indicator of popularity on Instagram.

HypeAuditor made a list of top 100 Instagram accounts that scored the largest number of followers for 2019.


The majority of Instagram accounts from the list belong to actors and singers from the United States.

Three Instagram accounts: Jenniferaniston(12), sussexroyal(82) and gretathunberg(98)  showed an incredible  percentage growth.

The account of an American actress Jennifer Aniston grew by 10 850%  from 200 K followers to 21.9 M followers.
The official Instagram account of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex grew by 8 900%  from 100 K followers to 9 M followers.
The account of climate activist Greta Thunberg grew by 4 850% from 200K followers to 9.9M followers.

The only DJ from the list is Christopher Comstock, known professionally as Marshmello. His account marshmellomusic(45) gained 13M new followers.

The only cricketer is Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer who currently captains the India national team. His account virat.kohli (19) gained 18M new followers.

13 Instagram accounts from the list are owned by actors and singers from India: aliaabhatt (35), priyankachopra (41), nehakakkar (42), katrinakaif (44) , sunnyleone (52), dishapatani (57), kritisanon (58),
shraddhakapoor (59), deepikapadukone (60), akshaykumar (67), ranveersingh (72), jannatzubair29 (94), urvashirautela (96).

5 from 100 Instagram accounts are owned by mediapersons who started their career in the reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians:
kyliejenner (6), kimkardashian (7), kendalljenner (18), khloekardashian (22), kourtneykardash (48).

4 from 100 Instagram accounts are owned by members of the girl group Blackpink: lalalalisa_m (30), jennierubyjane (54), roses_are_rosie (61), sooyaaa__ (79)

4 from 100 Instagram accounts are owned by football clubs: fcbarcelona (24), realmadrid (32), juventus (33), liverpoolfc (74).

Top 100 Fastest Growing Instagram Accounts in 2019

1. Instagram

Account: Instagram
Followers number: 322.5 M
Followers growth: 49.2 M (18%)
Engagement Rate: 0.16%
Country: United States

2. Cristiano Ronaldo

Account: Cristiano
Followers number: 193.4 M
Followers growth: 43.4 M (28%)
Engagement Rate: 2.66%
Country: Portugal

3. Dwayne Douglas Johnson

Account: Therock
Followers number: 165M
Followers growth: 38 M (29.9%)
Engagement Rate: 0.7%
Country: United States

4. Lionel Andres Messi

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Account: Leomessi
Followers number: 138.9 M
Followers growth: 33.6 M (31.9%)
Engagement Rate: 3.32%
Country: Spain

5. National Geographic

Account: Natgeo
Followers number: 128.3 M
Followers growth: 31.8 M (32.95%)
Engagement Rate: 0.22%
Country: United States

6. Kylie Kristen Jenner

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Account: Kyliejenner
Followers number: 153.9 M
Followers growth: 30.8 M (25%)
Engagement Rate: 3.06%
Country: United States

7. Kimberly Noel Kardashian

Account: Kimkardashian
Followers number: 154.3 M
Followers growth: 30.4 M (24%)
Engagement Rate: 1.48%
Country: United States

8. Ariana Grande-Butera

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four days #stuckwithu ::)

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Account: Arianagrande
Followers number: 169 M
Followers growth: 26.1 M (18.26%)
Engagement Rate: 1.12%
Country: United States

9. Billie Eilish

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i miss everything… hope everyones hanging in there

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Account: Billieeilish
Followers number: 45.4 M
Followers growth: 24.1 M (113%)
Engagement Rate: 14.32%
Country: United States

10. Miley Ray Hemsworth

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Link in bio @wsjmag ? SPAMMING YOUR FEED

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Account: Mileycyrus
Followers number: 102.3 M
Followers growth: 23.6 M (29%)
Engagement Rate: 0.83%
Country: United States

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