Cristiano Ronaldo already leads the social media battle against other sports stars, whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. His closest rival Lionel Messi is more of a private guy, and which doesn’t help much in increasing his social media interactions with his fans. It helps Ronaldo to lead the battle without any competition from stars in his field, but he is very much challenging the pop stars of Hollywood. Cristiano Ronaldo has 98.1m Instagram followers, which is supposed to reach 100 million before the end of this week.
No male star has more followers than Ronaldo in any field, and he even challenging the top five female stars of Hollywood music. Selena Gomez currently tops the chart with 117m followers, whereas Ariana Grande following her at second position with 103 million followers. Taylor Swift is third on list with 100m followers, Beyonce takes the fourth spot with 99.9m followers, and Kim Kardashian is only marginally ahead of Cristiano with 98.3m followers.
Ronaldo an average adds 114,169 followers per day, and in last week, his performance in both legs of the Uefa Champions League quarterfinal tie against Bayern Munich has added 1,164,864 followers to his account. His followers have increased 13 million since Jan 2017 and he is very close to beating Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Only Selena Gomez looks to be unbeatable in near future with her 117 followers.
Real Madrid star already has 120,607,945 like counts on his Facebook account. His Twitter follower counts is also 51.3 million and he is winning Instagram battle against the leading ladies of Hollywood music industry. His closest male rivals are Justin Bieber and Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) with 86m and 83m respectively.