According to the Twiplomacy study 2018 by public relations and communications firm BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) Global, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram with 14.8 million followers. Interestingly, Modi follows no one on Instagram.
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The second most followed world leader on Instagram is the Indonesian President Joko Widodo with 12.2 million followers, which has more than doubled in the past 12 months. The third-most followed world leader in the world in US President Donald Trump with 10.09 million followers.
Following Donald Trump is Pope Francis who came fourth with 5.7 million followers. Next up is Queen Rania of Jordon, who is now the most followed Arab leader, was also ranked fifth in the list with nearly 4.8 million followers.
With 3.3 million followers, the Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the ninth most followed world leader of Instagram. Moreover, Sheikh Mohammed is the second most followed in the Arab region.