Portugal forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has yet again broken another record by being the first individual to reach 500m followers on Instagarm. In February 2022, Ronaldo made a record of becoming the first person to reach 400m followers on the platform, making him the most followed person on social media in the world
All the last week, the Portugal and former Real Madrid superstar made headlines for what some may say are the wrong reasons, after he appeared in a surprise interview with Piers Morgan where he directed jibes at the Manchester United’s owners, manager Erik ten Hag, and club legend Wayne Rooney.
Man United are expected to fire Ronaldo after the bombshell interview and released a statement late last week, saying they’ve initiated a process of responding to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. He is expected to play in his fifth World Cup tournament with Portugal later this month.
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On Sunday night, November 20, Ronaldo’s follower count on photo-sharing application Instagram hit 500 million. That makes him the most followed person on the app in the world.
His long-time rival Messi remains the second-most followed person in the world with 376M. The two iconic footballers are the only athletes in the top 10 of the most followed people on Instagram.