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October 20, 2019,   5:47 PM

8 Record-Holding Celebrities

Samar Khouri

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Celebrities are a popular and talented bunch—and thanks to their unprecedent achievements and dedicated fan bases, they are regular record smashers. As Instagram recovers from being broken by Jennifer Aniston last week, we take a look at some top celebrities who are also record holders:

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston only joined Instagram last week, and set a world record by gathering a million Instagram followers in just five hours and 16 minutes.

The actress’s Instagram profile briefly crashed as she dropped her reunion selfie post with her fellow “Friends” cast members. The reunion post was accompanied with a caption that read: “And now we’re Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM”.

At the time of writing, the 50-year-old Hollywood actress, director and producer had achieved 14.7 million followers on the Facebook-owned service. Her debut post received 13 million likes and 496,00 comments.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is undoubtedly the Twitter queen. Her massive fanbase made her the first act to amass a staggering 100 million followers on Twitter. The prominent singer achieved this unprecedent feat for a female a pop star in June 2017. Born as Katheryn Hudson, the dynamic pop star today has around 108 million followers.

Since her debut, Perry has accumulated a net worth of $57.5 million and was included in this year’s Forbes list of 2019 celebrity 100 Earnings, taking the 41st spot.

Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese football legend became the most popular athlete on Twitter as of August 2016. At that time he broke a record with 45,642,11 followers. Today, he has around 80.6 million followers.

Ronaldo dethroned NBA star Lebron James, who at the time had who had 32,462,789 followers. He is on of the world’s highest-paid athletes and is worth $109 million.

Jennifer Lawrence

As of February 2016, Jennifer Lawrence became the highest-grossing action movie heroine in terms of box-office takings. The actress had starring roles in the popular Hunger Games series and two movies in the X-Men franchise. The three movies together earnt more than $4 billion at the box office. The Oscar winner’s global power saw her secure a spot on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 2016 at number 49. She had a net worth of $46 million as of 2016.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift keeps on making history. Back in June 2016, she had the highest annual earnings ever for a female pop star, earning $170 million.

Then in 2019, her song “Look What You Made Me” became the most streamed track in one week for a female artist, and Spotify’s most streamed track in its first 24 hours of release. The accompanying music video was the most watched video on VEVO in a day.

In July, she was the named the world’s highest-paid celebrity, taking home $185 million in one year, according to Forbes. Her 2018 Reputation Stadium Tour was named the highest-grossing tour ($266.1 million) in U.S. history.

Eminem

Eminem set a record for having the most words in one song (4.28 words per second) with “Rap God”, which has 1,560 words in six minutes and four seconds. In a 15-sec line, the song “Slim Shady” had 97 words—equivalent to 6.46 words per second. With a net worth of $50 million, the prolific and multifaceted artist hit 57th place amongst the highest earning celebrities this year, according to Forbes.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is the first artist to hold the top three positions on the UK singles chart simultaneously in the same week. He achieved this with “Love Yourself” (No.1), “Sorry” (No.2), and “What Do You Mean?” (No.3) on January 14, 2016. Even prominent artists like The Beatles, John Lennon and Elvis Presley only managed to score No.1 and No.2 simultaneously in the UK. In 2017, his net worth was $83.5 million as reported by Forbes.

Joe Wicks

In July 2017,  Joe Wicks held the largest high-intensity interval training (HIT) class in the world at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, with 3,804 people taking part. The British best-selling author and Instagram fitness star is attempting to beat his own during this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge on October 26.

 



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