Cristiano Ronaldo makes ANOTHER Record! This time, it is on Instagram

    Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo creates history on Instagram. Becomes the first person to hit 400 million followers on the platform

    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 00:03 IST
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Cristiano Ronaldo creates an Instagram record of reaching 400 million followers, first person to hit the milestone (AP)
    Cristiano Ronaldo
    Cristiano Ronaldo creates an Instagram record of reaching 400 million followers, first person to hit the milestone (AP)

    Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has created a new record, this time outside of the football pitch! Ronaldo, also known as CR7, has become the first person on Instagram to reach 400 million followers. In September 2021, the 37-years old Portuguese striker became the most followed person on Instagram after reaching 237 million followers. In just about 5 months time, he has amassed almost 163 million followers creating history. The timing of the record was also interesting as Ronaldo reached the milestone a day after his 37th birthday which was on February 5.

    Cristiano Ronaldo creates Instagram history

    The five-time Ballon d'Or award winner joined Instagram in October 2012. With his popularity spreading both on and off the football pitch, Ronaldo quickly gained a high number of followers on the platform. In September 2021, he created history by becoming the most followed personality on Instagram leaving behind Kylie Jenner and Dwayne Johnson. Keeping up with his popularity, Ronaldo now stands alone on the coveted landmark of 400 million followers.

    Reaching the Instagram milestone, he has also picked up some noteworthy accolades along the way. In October 2021, his Instagram post about him and his partner Georgiana Rodriguez announcing them expecting twins became the second most liked post in Instagram history with more than 32 million likes. It is second only to the World record egg post which was created as a joke to see if people would make a picture of an egg the most liked post on Instagram.

    According to a report by The Guardian, Ronaldo is also the highest endorsement fee charging celebrities on Instagram with the footballer commanding as much as $1.6 million (Rs. 11.9 Cr.) to promote a product on the platform. At present, Ronaldo has 3,242 posts on Instagram and follows just  501 accounts.

    After Ronaldo, who is in the first position, the second position in Instagram most followed list is taken up by Kylie Jenner who has 309 million followers. At third position is his on-pitch rival Leonel Messi with 306 million followers. Selena Gomez and Dwayne Johnson occupy the fourth and fifth position with 295 million followers each.

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    First Published Date: 08 Feb, 14:26 IST
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