These 20 celebrities rocked Instagram this year as the most followed celebs of 2020

Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian West (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian West (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) /

Take a look back at the 20 most followed celebrities of 2020 including Ariana Grande, Dwayne Johnson, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and more! 

2020 will go down as one of the most unique years in modern history. With many businesses forced to shut down and social distancing and self quarantining becoming routine for many, fans now more than ever turned to social media as a way to connect with those outside their home — including their favorite celebrities.

Social media platforms such as Twitter, TikTok and Instagram continued to serve as helpful distractions for the craziness in the world around us, while also providing a sense of connectivity as a way for individuals to continue to reach one-another no matter the distance between.

In 2020, Instagram, in particular, continued to be a go-to destination for celebrities to connect with their loyal fans in providing them with updates on how they too were handling quarantine, while also updating followers on new projects and serving as a source of overall enjoyment.

Among the many celebrities keeping fans busy were the Kardashians and Ariana Grande’s of the world, who once again managed to rank among the most followed celebrities on all of Instagram. However, they weren’t the only ones making waves with some of the biggest followings on the social platform. In fact, the top honor of the most followed celebrity on Instagram happens to go to a male athlete who just might surprise some!

Curious to see which celebrities managed to rank among the 20 most followed celebrities on Instagram in 2020? Read on for you look at the celebrities who rocked Instagram this year, building upon their massive followings with four of the top 5 celebrities on the list coming in with followings of more than 200 million followers!

Most followed celebrities on Instagram in 2020

20. Demi Lovato – Singer 

19. Kevin Hart – Actor/Comedian 

18. Kourtney Kardashian – Reality Star 

17. Katy Perry – Singer

16. Miley Cyrus – Singer 

15. Khloe Kardashian – Reality Star 

14. Nicki Minaj – Rapper

13. Jennifer Lopez – Singer 

12. Taylor Swift – Singer

11. Neymar – Soccer Player

10. Kendall Jenner – Model/Reality Star 

9. Justin Bieber – Singer 

8. Beyonce – Singer 

7. Lionel Messi – Soccer Player 

6. Kim Kardashian – Reality Star 

5. Selena Gomez – Singer 

4. Kylie Jenner – Reality Star

3. Dwayne Johnson – Actor

2. Ariana Grande – Singer 

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – Soccer Player 

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Of the 20 most followed celebrities on Instagram in 2020, which celebrities do you currently follow on Instagram? Are you surprised by which celebrities managed to come in at the top of the list of the most followed celebrities in 2020 and is there any particular celebrity you’re surprised to see didn’t make the cut?