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Cristiano Ronaldo is the first to achieve 250 million followers on Instagram

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reached the mark of 250 million followers on Instagram. This makes him the first person ever to reach this milestone.

It is no secret that 35-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is breaking one record after another not only on but also off the field. For example, the business website Forbes recently crowned him as the first footballer ever to be a billionaire.

Of course he does not only achieve this with his football salary, but also with his many sponsor deals. He owes this to his popularity on social media, among other things.

For Ariana Grande and The Rock

The latter is again evident, now that the Portuguese superstar has passed the mark of 250 million followers on Instagram. Only the official account of Instagram itself is more popular with 382 million followers. Ronaldo is followed by Ariana Grande (214 million followers) and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (209 million followers).

Lionel Messi (174 million followers) and Neymar (144 million followers) are the footballers closest to Cristiano Ronaldo’s follower count.

Still records

The Juventus and Portuguese national team forward recently hit another milestone on Instagram. A photo of himself with the late Diego Maradona turned out to be the most liked photo on Instagram of 2020 with 19.7 million likes.

Cristiano Ronaldo is also the most followed person on Facebook and the most followed athlete on Twitter.

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