Since 2010, over 1 billion users have used Instagram, making it a leading social media platform for people from all walks of life- influencers alike!

Amongst the 50 million posts accumulated on Instagram, much of the content comes from our digital ‘celebrities’- the influencers. There’s a good reason for their big presence on the platform.

If we’re going to crunch numbers that benefit Instagram influencers on the app, we see that:

Instagram influencers have erupted into all sorts of sectors and industries- sharing their journeys, processes, and wisdom behind their success or otherwise.

ย Often associated with a negative connotation, Instagram influencers should not be boxed into a category of shallow advertisers for their marketing purposes. Instagram influencers go way beyond.

From creators, artists, sportsmen, and women to scientists, authors, and academics! We’re rounding up the ultimate list of Instagram influencers across all industries whose content is definitely influencing us!


Sports personalities are one of the most prominent Instagram influencers – not only does their follower count speak for the cause, but like all other influencers on the Gram, they also collaborate, create content, and share their lifestyles on the app to rightfully be deemed Instagram Influencers.

From record number breakers regarding followers, being their unique selves, and empowering the masses, we’re listing our top sports Instagram Influencers whose content you need to scroll past!

Global soccer superstar CR7 boasts 387 Million followers on Gram – but we’re glad to see the content goes beyond the sport. We’re reminded of how stars like CR7 are just like us, showcasing their philanthropic efforts through education and healthcare campaigns.

The GOAT shook the internet after a move to France this past year but still kept his place in the hearts of all his fans. At 298 Million followers, Messi showcases his life of soccer, his adorable family, and his team spirit!

Japanese Tennis powerhouse Osaka is the Queen of firsts- The first Japanese and Asian to be ranked No.1 worldwide. At 24, there’s so much more awaiting the champ, and we are here to catch glimpses of it all!

Undeniably hard to hate and a comedian of a man, The Rock has been idolized by millions for the way he’s maintained himself throughout the years! Serving as just the right kind of motivation with his encouraging attitude and lifestyle, The Rock is one of Gram’s most positive yet inspiring influencers!

  • Simon Biles
  • Lewis Hamilton
  • LeBron James
  • Shaquille O’Neal
  • Serena Williams
  • John Cena
  • Mike Tyson
  • Alex Morgan
  • Virat Kohli
  • Ronda Rouseyย 
  • Kayla Itsines


Instagram Influencers strictly in fashion thrive off the app and celebrity status!ย 

We’ve seen influencers emerge from nothing to millions of followers throughout the years because of their immaculate tastes in style and ability to break stereotypes and make fashion a thing for everyone.

From the King of contemporary fashion and celebrity stylist Law Roach to Queen-of-thrift Ashley, our top Fashion Instagram Influencers have made being stylishly accessible to all of us!

Italian fashionista Chiara Ferragni, famous for her blog ‘The Blonde Salad,’ is a household name in fashion influencers. Considerably a pioneer in the industry of fashion influencing, Ferragni now boasts 25.9 Million followers for her effortlessly trendy style that is accessible to plenty!

‘Image architect’ Law Roach’s roster of celebrities boasts just about enough names for us not to question his fashion influence in the industry.ย 

Roach’s style is always kept up with the modern day, seemingly crafted and incredibly well-thought-out despite the celebrity hype! With such attention to detail, Roach’s influence in luxury fashion is anything but bizarre.

When we say fashion, we also mean affordable!

Bestdressed, aka Ashley, is the bubble of chaotic energy and chic style that has redefined thrift shopping.

Through her efforts, Ashley has managed 1.6M Instagram followers AND normalized the concept of thrift shopping and upscaling your pieces with a few touches, making fashion accessible for people on all budgets!

  • Bella Hadid
  • Kendall Jenner
  • Komal Pandey
  • Adam Gallagher
  • Ranveer Singh
  • Sunghoon Jang
  • Camila Coelho
  • Chloe In Curve


The beauty community isn’t far from fashion to ruling the Instagram influencer kingdom.

What seemingly is often a controversial and problematic community, we’re taking much drama out of this list to give you Instagram influencers who actually tell us a thing or two and have educated us about beauty, skin, and healthcare- saving all of us that trip to the dermatologist over that dreaded acne scar!

Here are beautiful Instagram influencers with content helping us look our best- even while working from home!

South Korean sweetheart Pony, whose career as a beauty influencer landed her a Forbes 30 under 30 mention, continues to use her influence in maintaining Korean makeup trends in the beauty world.

With intricate attention to detail, her makeup experience is a learning curve for many makeup enthusiasts- going beyond conventional beauty trends!

Nigerian- American beauty influencer Jackie Aina has ruthlessly broken all barriers for people of color in the beauty industry, cementing her authenticity for the cause of using makeup as a means to end marginalization in the cosmetic world.

For Aina, being a makeup influencer also means using its power for causes beyond beauty.

In a seemingly chaotic beauty industry, someone has to keep it real- and that is what Nikkie does!

With 15.2 Million followers and her talent, Nikkie has influenced a safer, more honest beauty community through her own personal endeavors.

  • Brad Mondo
  • Nabela Noor
  • Danielle Marcan
  • Bretman Rock
  • Jadeฬ Marie
  • Negin Mirsaleh
  • Abby Roberts
  • Hyram Yarbro
  • Michelle Wong


The music industry is constantly evolving, giving us fresh musical content and unique artists to vibe to. The pandemic did not stop the music from coming and paved the way for new artists to emerge into the music industry, making the crisis a lot bearable, honestly!

Looking at old and new, here are our favorite musical Instagram influencers who’ve cemented their legacies, brought something new to the tables, and established recent trends for the following years!

It doesn’t stop at music for artists like Taylor Swift! Coming back with re-released versions of her previous work, Swift has educated her fans and music lovers alike on how intelligent the music industry can be. She’s why we know we better lawyer up if we start our careers.

Protecting her creative integrity and constantly fighting the same-old labels, Swift continues to be relentless in her journey as a female artist.

Humorous, tenacious, and overall talented, Cardi B is a gift that keeps on giving. Way beyond her ‘whatever’ personality, Cardi B is the epitome of the hustle and where it takes you, inspiring millions to keep gunning for their goals.

Olivia Rodrigo bought us punk rock nostalgia we didn’t know we missed- Good 4 us, we guess!

With 21 Million followers, Rodrigo is the 18-year-old inspiring us to keep at it. Unapologetically herself, Rodrigo’s music is an honest reflection of a mix of teenage feelings anyone can relate to.

To relatable teenage musical influencers!

  • Dua Lipa
  • Maneskin
  • Rihanna
  • BTS
  • Lil Nas X
  • The Weeknd
  • Britney Spears
  • Doja Cat
  • Lorde
  • Justin Bieber
  • Adele
  • Prateek Kuhaad


A round of applause to our health workers! The pandemic gave rise to medical Instagram influencers who used the platform to educate and debunk plenty!ย 

Amidst the influencer celebrity status also lie our men and women of science and tech and other academic disciplines that teach us little by little with their content.

As the biggest event of the past 2 years, the pandemic also shed light on the undeniable significance of therapists, psychologists, and mental health workers who emerged as Instagram influencers to create a safe and healthy space for the online community.

Here are our favorite picks!

In Sir Attenborough, we found a nature-loving friend who enjoys the Earth just as much as we do.

Using his stellar experience as a TV personality, Attenborough (and his voice) continue to influence consciousness amongst people about our pale blue dot and how there need to be several calls to action.

Everybody’s favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the kind of physics teacher we all wanted in high school.ย 

Using his unquestionably addictive persona and genius, Tyson stands at 1.6 Million followers, creating significant influence in science by simplifying the complexities!

At just 22, fact machine Isabella Aviva is an influencer telling us all that we might need to know- but don’t want to?

Creating exceptionally simple but educating content, Aviva shares facts around psychology and behavioral science that always leaves us learning something new about ourselves.

  • Adam Savage
  • Kevin Pho
  • Dr. Mike
  • Dr. Rachel Thomas
  • Nurse Sarah
  • Marques Brownlee
  • Gaurav Chaudary
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Brene Brown


Instagram influencers aren’t all just about consumer-based industries. In the post-truth era, influencers use their platforms to improve human lives, keeping that sparkle of humanity alive.

With their efforts for many humanitarian causes, these Instagram influencers help us keep in touch with the reality surrounding us and our pale blue dot!

Music. Makeup. Mental health. Instagram’s biggest star, Selena Gomez, is the epitome of ‘human’ amongst all her triumphs as an artist.

Using her creative initiatives to drive conversation around mental health and charity efforts, Gomez has influenced her audiences and beyond to keep it real in a messy world.

Former President Barack Obama is more than just his title.

With an inspiring back story, a family, and the effort to remain a ‘cool’ dad, Obama is on influencer status, using his platform to share inspiring content about human life and making calls to action.

Congresswoman Cortez is leading the voice of truth with 8.6 Million followers.

Through education, bold statements, and an electric personality, Cortez is unafraid and unshakeable in the face of politics and otherwise- influencing the younger generation and more to stay enlightened about their power in the system!

  • Joy-Ann Reid
  • Jacinda Ardern
  • Blklivesmatter
  • Ilhan Omar
  • Muna El Kurd
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Malala
  • Robert Irwin


With what has become a creative space for all kinds of artists, Instagram influencers also pertain to art- all sorts!

We’re listing down some of our favorite artists whose works make our Feeds interesting, bright, comical, and entertaining!

You can be an Instagram influencer without anyone knowing who you are!

Bansky from the UK is doing the most out of unknown status to use art as a tool to assert political messages.


  • Takashi Murakami
  • Coffeeman dan
  • Poorly drawn lines
  • Jordi Koalitic
  • Mr. Lalopsia
  • Hobopeeba
  • Murad Osman
  • Misha Japanwala


Instagram wouldn’t be a social media app if there were nothing about travel.

With mesmerizing photos of landscapes, touristic experiences, and being an atlas to unlock all of Earth’s treasures, our favorite travel Instagram influencers are making the travel bug in all of us tingle!

A family that travels togetherโ€ฆ. Travels together!

Wholesome, inspiring, and exciting, the family’s travel content about their journey in traveling the world is a refreshing take on traveling with kids.

The travel influencer family only debunks our ‘traveling-with-kids’ myths with positivity-filled content!

  • Chris Burkard
  • Eva Zu Beck
  • Eric Stoen
  • Ryan Resatka
  • Drew Binsky
  • Girleatworld


Foodies, assemble! Food Instagram influencers make our mouths water with just the right food content.

Helping us learn new recipes, explore food options, and ultimately enjoy the privilege of the food itself, these Instagram influencers sharing food content make A.M. munchies more unbearable than they already are.

We feel healthy by looking at the photos on Sadia Badiei’s Instagram page.

Plant-based magic potion brewer Sadia whips up the most doable recipes on the Gram while maintaining health and ethics regarding food.

  • Jamie Oliver
  • Jane Hardy
  • The Hungry Gentleman
  • Gordon Ramsey


There we go, folks, with the ultimate list of all the Instagram influencers in notable fields.ย 

However, before we wrap this up, we would like to point out that no list, especially this one, is set in stone and will likely change due to many factors.

Let us know in the comments section which is your favorite out of all the above-mentioned Instagram influencers.

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