Gomez, 26, overtook Ariana Grande two years ago in a list which is dominated by stateside entertainment
Ronaldo has 144.4 million followers
But Ronaldo, who at the time of writing has 144.4 million followers, has cemented his status as one of the most recognisable figures on the planet. He has surpassed Gomez who has 144.3 million followers on Instagram.
Gomez has 144.3 million followers
The Portugal international marked the news in relatively modest circumstances, with an image of him in the gym.