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 25 pages[edit]

The following table lists the top 25 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)
Profession Country
1 Facebook 214 Social media  USA
2 Samsung 160 Products and services  KOR
3 Cristiano Ronaldo 122 Footballer  POR
4 Real Madrid C.F. 110 Football club  ESP
5 Coca-Cola 107 Product and services  USA
6 FC Barcelona 103 Football club  ESP
7 Shakira 101 Musician  COL
8 Vin Diesel 97 Actor  USA
9 Tasty 97 Internet media
10 Lionel Messi (Leo Messi) 90 Footballer  ARG
11 Eminem 87 Musician  USA
12 Mr. Bean 83 Public figure  UK
13 YouTube 83 Product and services  USA
14 McDonald's 79
15 Rihanna 79 Musician  BAR
16 Will Smith 77 Actor  USA
17 Justin Bieber 76 Musician  CAN
18 China Daily 75 Newspaper  CHN
19 Manchester United 73 Football club  UK
20 Harry Potter 72 Fictional Character
21 Michael Jackson 72 Musician  USA
22 Taylor Swift 71
23 Bob Marley 70  JAM
24 Katy Perry 67  USA
25 Beyoncé 61
As of July 1, 2019

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.