2. Lionel Messi – 307 million
Lionel Messi, a seven-time Ballon D’Or winner, has 307 million followers on Instagram.
That is more than the population of the majority of nations.
After a tough first season away from Barcelona after his unexpected move to PSG in the summer of 2021, Messi is rediscovering his form as he prepares to play Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 for the first time.
La Pulga motivated Barcelona to win the triple twice, including 9 times in La Liga and 4 times in the Champions League. Let’s talk about LOYALTY. The 2019 FIFA Men’s Player of the Year spent 16 years with Barcelona before deciding to join Paris Saint-Germain. His most devoted supporters followed him everywhere he went, as a sign of his dedication. In fact, his fan base has swelled even more, as fans of the 2019-20 Ligue 1 champion have been added to his list of supporters.