Direct access into the wonderful world of Hollywood and all things celebrity is made easy with social media. Little snippets of their every day lives drives millions of people to their feeds every single day. Some simply showing off their assets, while others using social platforms for the greater good and reaching out to fans to help with world issues.
However they use it – social media has people flocking to watch and interact with their favourite celebrities online.
Here’s a list of the most influential celebrities to follow now!
Perhaps it’s her carefree spirit or her understated posts that keeps fans driven to Selena Gomez’ social accounts. With over 140 million followers on Instagram alone, this young star is rockin’ the internet world. She often posts about issues closely related to her, and family shout outs happen often if you follow along and there’s no denying that after her Lupus post last year, many people all over the world came together to show support for the star. Her efforts are not going unnoticed either, she has spread the word and acted as an advocate for Lupus since.
I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of. So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering. It was what I needed to do for my overall health. I honestly look forward to sharing with you, soon my journey through these past several months as I have always wanted to do with you. Until then I want to publicly thank my family and incredible team of doctors for everything they have done for me prior to and post-surgery. And finally, there aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raisa. She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis. Lupus continues to be very misunderstood but progress is being made. For more information regarding Lupus please go to the Lupus Research Alliance website: www.lupusresearch.org/ -by grace through faith
Whether you love soccer or hate it, there is no doubt you haven’t heard of the Cristiano Ronaldo name. The Portuguese soccer star is talented as he is intelligent. He is using his fame and fortune to gain influence for causes that really matter to him. His Instagram account has 119 million followers and is often flooded with adorable photos of his kids and girlfriend. What’s more important than his beautiful family though is his ability to raise money for causes related to charity and most recently an operation for a child.
Depending how you define influence, Ariana Grande makes the list for one of the most talked about celebrities in the social circle at the moment. She does not pay much tribute to world causes, but tends to flood the media with her own personal doings – and that is enough to keep them entertained. Her feeds are flooded with adorable pictures and filters, her fiancee and her own whereabouts. At 117 million followers to date, her sneak peek performance and behind the scenes tour snippets have got her audience coming back for more.
A stand alone A-lister, Mrs B has had the entire world calling her by her first name since the moment she emerged. Her 116 million faithful Instagram fans have been following her journey and keeping things at ‘bey’ since day one. Most recently she has been linked to an online feud comparing her to the Kardashian clan. Her followers like her because she is not ‘plastic’ so to speak. Her ability to stay in the spotlight amidst rumours, pregnancy and scandals keeps this lady on top.
This family has it locked! Every single member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan has got some serious instafame embedded in their blood. They know how to push their products, make you purchase them and even wish you could be them! That’s some kinda power right there! Aside from all of the makeup, workouts, hair products, perfumes, fashion lines, modelling, adorable children and home life/tv life…we still want more. Can there ever be a social world without this family? They still kick it on top – just wish they had more influence in the area of humanity and charity.
Talk about smart marketing moves, the 28-year-old Taylor Swift sent her 110 million followers insane when she decided to delete all of her photos and posts on social media recently. Savvy marketing to say the least – made even MORE people follow her to see what the ‘big reveal’ would be and had them wondering what really happened. Turns out she just wanted to clear up her reputation and start anew.