List of most-followed Facebook pages

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Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the most-liked individual on Facebook, with over 123 million followers.

This list contains the top 20 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Facebook.[1][2] As of October 2018, the most liked page is Facebook's own page with more than 213 million likes. The second most liked page is Samsung's page with over 159 million. The most liked person is Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, with close to 123 million likes.[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]

Top 30 pages[edit]

The following table lists the top 30 most liked pages on Facebook, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user, and their country of origin.

Rank Account name Followers
(millions)
Category Country
1 Facebook 214 Social media  USA
2 Samsung 159 Product and services  KOR
3 Cristiano Ronaldo 122 Football Player  POR
4 Mark Zuckerberg 116 Internet entrepreneur  USA
5 Real Madrid C.F. 110 Football club  ESP
6 Coca-Cola 107 Product and services  USA
7 FC Barcelona 103 Football club  ESP
8 Shakira 100 Musician  COL
9 Vin Diesel 97 Actor  USA
10 Tasty 97 Internet media  USA
11 CGTN 92 Television Network  CHN
12 Mr. Bean 91 Public Figure  UK
13 Lionel Messi 87 Football Player  ARG
14 Eminem 86 Musician  USA
15 YouTube 84 Product and services  USA
16 McDonald's 79 Product and services  USA
17 Rihanna 79 Musician  BAR
18 Will Smith 77 Actor  USA
19 Justin Bieber 76 Musician  CAN
20 China Daily 85 Newspaper  CHN
21 People's Daily 73 Newspaper  CHN
22 Manchester United 73 Football club  UK
23 Harry Potter 72 Film franchise  UK
24 Michael Jackson 72 Musician  USA
25 Taylor Swift 71 Musician  USA
26 Candy Crush Saga 71 Game  USA
27 Xinhua News Agency 71 Newspaper  CHN
28 Bob Marley 70 Musician  JAM
29 Jerusalem Prayer Team 69 Middle East commentator  USA
30 UEFA Champions League 67 Football competition  EU
As of 14 January 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ Busari, Stephanie (July 7, 2009). "Michael Jackson is Facebook's most popular". London: CNN.
  2. ^ Heussner, Ki Mae (July 6, 2010). "Top 10 Most Popular Celebs on Facebook". ABC News.
  3. ^ "Ronaldo has most Facebook likes after going ahead of Shakira". BBC. March 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Taylor Swift – The most-liked accounts on Facebook". The Telegraph. March 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Srivastava, Sankalp (November 10, 2015). "Cristiano Ronaldo now holds Guinness World Record for 'Most Liked person on Facebook'". Sportskeeda.
  6. ^ Giuliano, Karissa (June 12, 2015). "The 10 most popular celebrities on Facebook". CNBC.
  7. ^ Boren, Cindy (March 16, 2015). "Sorry, Shakira, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most liked person on Facebook". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ DeMers, Jayson (October 20, 2014). "Quality Over Quantity: The Overblown Importance Of Likes And Followers". Forbes. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  9. ^ "The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet". Time. March 5, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  10. ^ a b Edwards, Jim (February 11, 2014). "Facebook Advertisers Complain of a Wave of Fake Likes Rendering Their Pages Useless". Business Insider. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "Statement of Rights and Responsibilities". Facebook. January 30, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  12. ^ Edwards, Jim (March 5, 2013). "Facebook Targets 76 Million Fake Users in War on Bogus Accounts". Business Insider. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  13. ^ "Facebook wages war on dummy accounts in an effort to curb fake news". The Next Web. April 14, 2017. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  14. ^ Parsons, James (May 22, 2015). "Facebook's War Continues Against Fake Profiles and Bots". HuffPost. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  15. ^ Protalinski, Emil (September 5, 2011). "Symantec finds 16.5% of Facebook videos are likejacking attacks". ZDNet. Retrieved May 30, 2017.