Ronaldo has three times as many followers as all Major League Baseball players combined. James is the No. 1 athlete in North America with 69 million followers, according to Hookit. The Real Madrid star’s greatest following comes from the U.S. where he has 13.5% of his social media fans. Other top countries for Ronaldo are France (7.4%), Brazil (6.4%), Mexico (6.2%) and the U.K. (5%).
Instagram's top spot still belongs to Selena Gomez, with over 112 million followers on the platform. Ariana celebrated her Instagram milestone by posting a black and white photo from her show last night in Boston, which she captioned with a collection of heart emojis.
Gomez is the most-followed celebrity on Instagram for 2017, holding onto her title from last year and adding 24 million new followers in the process. Besides Gomez, several members of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, as well as Dwayne Johnson and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, top the list.