Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the most-followed individual on Facebook, with over 150 million followers.
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the most-followed individual on Facebook, with over 150 million followers.

This article contains a list of the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Facebook.[1][2] As of July 2021, the most-followed page is Facebook App's page with more than 213 million followers. The second most-followed page is Samsung's page with over 163 million. The most-followed person is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, with over 150 million followers as of July 2021.[3][4][5][6][7]

The number of "likes" on Facebook can serve as a measurement of interest and/or popularity in a particular brand, product or personality, though there have also been reports of the "overblown importance" of likes.[8] Due to social media's role as an influential way of shaping reputations,[9] there exist companies specializing in selling "likes" from fake accounts.[10] This has caused issues for companies advertising on Facebook, due to receiving an abundance of likes (without credibility), that distort actual user metrics.[10] Facebook's Terms of Service agreement states that users are only allowed to have one personal page,[11] and it has an ongoing "war" against fake accounts.[12][13] A May 2015 estimate put the number of fake accounts at 170 million,[14] and a Symantec study in September 2011 found that 15% of 3.5 million video posts were made through fake likes.[15] In 2020, Facebook decided to have a new page design with a cleaner layout and no more 'Like' buttons.[16]

Most-followed pages

The following table lists the 50 most-followed pages on Facebook as of July 31, 2021, with each total rounded down to the nearest million followers, as well as the description, and the country of origin of each page.

Rank Page name Followers
(millions)
Description Country
1 Facebook App 213[17] Social media platform  United States
2 Samsung 163[18] Product and services  South Korea
3 Cristiano Ronaldo 150[19] Football player  Portugal
4 Mr. Bean 127[20] Fictional character  United Kingdom
5 CGTN 117[21] State media  China
6 Shakira 113[22] Musician  Colombia
7 Real Madrid C.F. 111[23] Football club  Spain
8 5-Minute Crafts 110[24] Internet Media  Cyprus
9 Will Smith 109[25] Actor and Rapper  United States
10 Vin Diesel 107[26] Actor  United States
11 Tasty 106[27] Internet media  United States
12 Coca-Cola 105[28] Product and services  United States
13 FC Barcelona 105[29] Football club  Spain
14 China Daily 104[30] State media  China
15 Lionel Messi 103[31] Football player  Argentina
16 YouTube 101[32] Product and services  United States
17 Rihanna 101[33] Musician and businesswoman  Barbados
18 Eminem 93[34] Musician  United States
19 Xinhua News Agency 90[35] State media  China
20 Justin Bieber 90[36] Musician  Canada
21 People's Daily 86[37] State media  China
22 Selena Gomez 85[38] Musician and Actress  United States
23 Neymar 83[39] Football player  Brazil
24 McDonald's 81[40] Product and services  United States
25 Netflix 78[41] Video on demand service  United States
26 La Liga 77[42] Spanish club Football league  Spain
27 Taylor Swift 76[43] Musician  United States
28 Jason Statham 75[44] Actor  United Kingdom
29 UEFA Champions League 75[45] European club Football competition  Europe
30 Manchester United 73[46] Football club  United Kingdom
31 Blossom 73[47] Internet media  United States
32 Jackie Chan 72[48] Actor  Hong Kong
33 Harry Potter 69[49] Film franchise  United Kingdom
34 Michael Jackson 69[50] Musician and Dancer  United States
35 Candy Crush Saga 69[51] Game  United States
36 Katy Perry 68[52] Musician  United States
37 Adele 68[53] Musician  United Kingdom
38 Bob Marley 66[54] Musician  Jamaica
39 National Geographic TV 64[55] Television network  United States
40 Global Times 63[56] Newspaper  China
41 Instagram 63[57] Social media platform  United States
42 Criminal Case 62[58] Video game  United States
43 WWE 60[59] Wrestling Competition  United States
44 Huawei Mobile 59[60] Product and services  China
45 Vonvon 59[61] Social media platform  South Korea
46 The Simpsons 58[62] Animated sitcom  United States
47 Dwayne Johnson 58[63] Actor and Wrestler  United States
48 The Fast Saga 58[64] Film franchise  United States
49 Bruno Mars 58[65] Musician  United States
50 Texas HoldEm Poker 58[66] Video game  United States

See also

References

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