New data has blown the lid off of the celebrities on Instagram with the highest number of fake followers. From chart-topping hit makers to reality stars — and even people who run nations — not all of their social media stats can be seen as real.
According to a report from Sortlist, over 28% of the world's biggest pop stars, actors and politicians' followers are not actually authentic accounts.
Rap superstar Nicki Minaj ranks as the number one celebrity with the most fake followers. The "Super Bass" musician boasts nearly 160,300,000 loyal followers — but out of this number, reportedly 28% (40 million) of them are not real.
Research showed that singer Ariana Grande clocked in with 26% (70 million, approximately) of her 271,300,000 followers being fake social media accounts.
Adele, who is ready to make her highly anticipated come-back, was reported to have over 9 million inauthentic accounts that make up her nearly 42,512,621 followers.
No Instagram ranking can be comlete without the social media moguls themselves, the Kardashian-Jenner family, who also reportedly rank as the television stars with the highest amount of fake accounts following.