The 10 most popular celebrities on Facebook


Since its founding 11 years ago, Facebook has become an outlet for connecting, networking and sharing interesting content.

As the largest social network, the platform boasts 1.39 billion monthly active users, many of whom include big-name celebrities. But who takes the crown as the most-popular user?

Here’s a breakdown of the most-liked people on Facebook, according to social media tracking firm Fan Page List, counting down from number 10.

10. Bob Marley – 74,589,991 likes

Bob Marley’s Facebook page is an outlet for inspirational quotes and a walk down memory lane. Even 34 years after his death, the posts on the performer’s page receive thousands of “likes” and comments from fans.

9. Justin Bieber – 75,051,136 likes

Among the thousands of “Justin, I love you” and “Justin, I hate you” posts, Justin Bieber’s Facebook page is largely populated with selfies and screen grabs of his magazine covers. His social media presence is, however, surpassed by his bank account. With a reported net worth of $200 million, the pop star has sold more than 25 million albums globally, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

8. Will Smith – 75,291,236 likes

“West Philadelphia, born and raised,” Will Smith has a whopping net worth of $220 million. In addition to his massive social media following, the actor and rapper has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards.

7. Michael Jackson – 76,015,912 likes

Nearly six years after his death, Michael Jackson still edges out some of music’s biggest names in terms of followers. His Facebook page mostly consists of #MJTrivia and photos from his glory days. In October, he topped Forbes’ list of the highest-earning dead celebrities.

6. Rihanna – 81,482,027 likes

Rihanna’s Facebook page is sure to keep fans clued in. The performer, whose empire is worth an estimated $140 million, is also the founder of The Believe Foundation, an organization that helps terminally ill children.

5. Lionel Messi – 82,616,667 likes

Messi, who plays for Argentina and FC Barcelona, has a net worth of approximately $180 million and an annual base salary of nearly $45 million. He also pulls in about $20 million to $30 million in endorsements each year.

4. Eminem – 92,250,170 likes

Over the years he’s had 12 No. 1 singles, won an Academy Award and scored six Grammys. As a rapper, producer and actor, Eminem has a net worth of $190 million. Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

3. Vin Diesel – 96,911,589 likes

Vin Diesel’s well-liked account is a compilation of inspirational tidbits paired with (often shirtless) glamour shots that provide a relatively personal view into his life. Best-known for his roles in “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Chronicles of Riddick” and the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, Vin Diesel’s net worth is approximately $75 million.

2. Shakira – 104,336,432 likes

Shakira has built herself quite the fan base—with the social media following to prove it. With a net worth of $220 million, she’s been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and two Grammy Awards, according to IMDb. She’s also a member of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, a UNICEF ambassador and the founder of the Barefoot Foundation, an organization benefiting impoverished children.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo – 109,102,142 likes

How big is Ronaldo’s Facebook following? Big enough that he can ask what underwear he should put on and have more than 28,000 users respond. Not only is the famed Portuguese and Real Madrid soccer player No. 1 on the most-followed list, but he is also the second-richest soccer player in the world (after David Beckham) with a net worth of $250 million and an annual salary of $45 million.

Massive bank account and massive social media following? Check and check and prove for yourself. This listed was edited today by Uganda’s Waiswa Brian on twitter @brianking1510