Deepika Padukone And Priyanka Chopra Top The List Of Celebs With Highest Fake Instagram Followers

Nagini Shree |Aug 12, 2019

Fake social media followers are pretty much common knowledge that they exist, but the percentage of fake followers - especially for larger celebrity accounts - is mind-boggling including Bollywood ladies Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone.

The fact that celebrities make money through social media posts is not hidden. But what will you think when revealing half of the followers that these celebrities boast of are fake?

Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) carried out research which claims that world-famous celebrities as Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, have a great amount of fake Instagram followers.

Deepika Padukone Priyanka Chopra
Deepika Padukone Priyanka Chopra. Source:

As estimated, Deepika Padukone has 37.9 million followers on Instagram is on the sixth spot on the list with a massive 48% of fake followers. Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra, who currently has 43.6 million followers on Instagram is on the tenth spot with 46% of fake followers.

Topping the list with 49% is celebrity talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and coming in close on the second position is Korean idol group BTS with 46% fake followers. The band has the largest fandoms in the music industry and pop culture in general.

Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Priyanka Chopra were also some of the other notable celebs with the highest number of fake followers.

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Celebrities have long been accused of hiring companies that to enlist bots to follow their accounts, boosting their follower count and their value as influencers.

Earlier, actress Priyanka Chopra and cricketer Virat Kohli were the only two Indians who on the Instagram Rich List 2019 published by Priyanka occupied the 19th spot on the list as she earns $271,000 or Rs 1.86 crore from every promotional post on her account.

Virat Kohli walked in at the 23rd spot and was the only cricketer in a list dominated by entertainment and sports stars.


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