Celebrities Dominate The Top 15 Largest Groups On Facebook

by Bamidele Ogunberu Last updated on April 7th, 2018,

Celebrities Dominate The Top 15 Largest Groups On Facebook. The Top 15 Largest Facebook groups, have massive fan followings and show us at a glance the celebrities, sports clubs, big brands, and groups that have the most staying power among people around the world. These groups promote camaraderie among group members and keep engaging their audience.


15. Will Smith

Fans – 75.11 million

Smith  who has maintained his image as a loving husband and father, has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards.

Smith who has a net worth of $260 million, has been ranked as the most bankable star worldwide by Forbes. As of 2014, 17 of the 21 films in which he has had leading roles have accumulated worldwide gross earnings of over $100 million each, five taking in over $500 million each in global box office receipts. As of 2016, his films have grossed $7.5 billion at the global box office.[

The internet recently went crazy over his bungee jumping video and selfies, with one selfie standing out as making him look eerily like his Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air.


14. Michael Jackson

Fans – 75.31 million

The late Thriller Star, the best-selling album of all time, with estimated sales of 65 million copies worldwide has inspired many new singers and dancers and brought about a dance revolution in the music industry.

Arguably the most famous musical artist in history,  late Michael Jackson estate currently has a net worth of $600 million. In the decade between 1985-1995, Michael Jackson comfortably earned between $50 and $100 million per year through touring, record sales, endorsements and merchandise. Even after his death in 2009, Jackson has remained one of the most popular and profitable celebrities in the world. To date he has sold over 750 million albums, including 35 million that were sold in the year following his death. During his lifetime, Michael spent money just as quickly as he earned it.

Years after his passing, Jackson is still a force to be reckoned with, as he has loyal fans spread around the globe.


13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

Fans – 75.46 million

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows was the last book and movie in the series, and marked important events like the discovery of Dumbledore’s past, Snape’s death, and the final battle between Harry and Voldemort. Harry, Hermione, and Ron remain icons and best friends to an entire generation of kids.

The popular Facebook group allows fans to continue to talk about Harry’s life, the book’s plot twists, as well as conspiracy theories, all with fellow Harry Potter and Hogwarts enthusiasts. It has also inspired several smaller funny Harry Porter groups and pages.


12. Justin Bieber

Fans – 78.21 million

Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop singer who has a net worth of $225 million. To date he has sold 11 million albums in the United States and more than 25 million albums around the world. At age thirteen, Bieber began uploading cover songs  to YouTube.

Eventually, Justin’s YouTube videos were discovered by marketing executive, Scooter Braun who had recently launched a talent and management company with R&B star Usher Raymond. Braun was impressed by Justin’s singing and was able to arrange for the young singer to audition for Usher in person. Usher was equally impressed and Bieber was immediately signed to a management contract with the Raymond Braun Group.

His fans, who call themselves ‘Beliebers’, are crazy about everything Bieber does. The singer never fails to amuse his fans with his music and social media posts.


11. Rihanna

Fans – 81.84 million

Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, is a Grammy-winning, Barbados-born singer, songwriter and actress who has a net worth of $230 million. Rihanna used singing as a way to cope with the turmoil of a rocky family life.

Rihanna moved to the United States at age sixteen to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter. After her demo was heard by former rapper Sean Carter, aka Jay-Z, and then CEO of Def Jam Records, Rihanna was invited to audition for him and immediately signed.

A fan favorite, Rihanna always stays in the news, sometimes due to her changing styles and sometimes due to the rumors of her hooking up with rapper Drake.


10. YouTube

Fans – 82.09 million

YouTube  is the new TV, with an ever-increasing number of channels that can teach you how to cook and even take you on a virtual tour of a distant land. The video sharing website, owned by Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), has easy video sharing abilities, seamless integration with Google services, and ability to create celebrities out of thousands of video bloggers.


9. Lionel Messi

Fans – 88.27 million

Arguably the best player in the world at the moment, Messi with a net worth of $280 million, is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and the first to win three European Golden Shoes. With Barcelona he has won eight La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, and four Copas del Rey, among other trophies. His fans literally worship him, helping him hold down a spot in our Top 15 largest Facebook groups list.


8. Eminem

Fans – 90.79 million

Eminem is a multi platinum selling American rapper, producer and actor who has a net worth of $190 million. His career is marked by many hits that portray his emotions and his life. His fans love him for his outspoken honesty and his lyrics, which have also helped ‘Slim Shady’ enter the IVY League of large Facebook groups list with ease.


7. Real Madrid CF

Fans – 95.91 million

Real Madrid is the most valuable team in the world according to forbes with a valuation of $3.26 billion, mainly due to $746 million in revenue, the most of any sports team in the world. Real Madrid has been ranked the most valuable team the past three years. Over that span, Los Blancos have averaged annual operating income of $171 million, second among soccer teams only to Manchester United’s $173 million (the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys averaged operating income of $241 million to lead all teams).

Led by super striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds the all-time goal record in UEFA club competition, Real Madrid earned $154 million from Champions League play for the three-year period through 2014, the most of any team.

Real Madrid t-shirts can be seen everywhere during the season and this signifies the mass popularity of the club.


6. FC Barcelona

Fans – 96.89 million

Barcelona, worth $3.16 billion, landed in the number two spot for the second straight year in forbes rankings. Barcelona tied La Liga rival Real Madrid for the highest league television distribution in 2014, $190 million. Barcelona’s value also reflects the below market value of its Qatar Airways shirt and Nike kit deals, which currently yield a combined annual average of $80 million a season. The former is up after the 2015-16 season, the latter two years later.

With superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar leading the way on the pitch, Barcelona should be able to double the value of its uniform deals. In addition, Barcelona are going to spend over $700 million renovating their stadium and grounds, which should significantly boost revenue. This Spanish club has one of the largest Facebook groups in 2017


5. Vin Diesel

Fans – 101.33 million

The star of the ‘XXX’ and ‘Fast & Furious’ franchises, with a net worth of $160 million, Vin and his production company One Race literally own full rights to the Riddick character which, over time, could turn out to be a very shrewd business decision. Diesel was last seen on the big screen in ‘XXX- Xander Cage’, and will be seen next in ‘Fast 8’.


4. Shakira

Fans – 104.48 million

The Colombian star with a net worth of $300 million dollars has a unique voice and dancing style, which keeps her fans entertained. Shakira is a Grammy award-winning singer and her song ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ is still as fresh to her fans as it was years ago.  ‘Waka Waka’, her official song for the FIFA World Cup 2010 has more than 1.3 billion views, making it one of the most watched videos on YouTube.


3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Fans – 120.29 million

Considered one of the best footballers today and presently, the captain for Portugal and highest paid player in the world with a net worth of $400 million, with a yearly base salary of $40 million. Off the field he earns an additional $40 million from endorsements. In November 2016, it was revealed that Cristiano had signed a $1 billion “lifetime” deal with Nike, with a $100 million signing bonus

In 2008, he won his first Ballon d’Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. Ronaldo then won the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, he received his fourth Ballon d’Or, the most for a European player in the history of the award, and the inaugural Best FIFA Men’s Player. SEE COVER PIC.


2. Facebook

Fans – 186.43 million

Close to 200 million people like the official Facebook page, keeping in touch with the latest news from the company. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is the number one social media website today. Even with twitter, Instagram and Snapchat getting a bite of the apple,  it still grew at a faster pace in 2016 than ever before as a public company.


1. Facebook for Every Phone

Fans – 498.22 million

The group propagates the ideas of Facebook becoming a primary communication method to be used by everyone around the world. This page empowers the use of Facebook, using it not just as a social media website but also as a strong medium of communication.

Connecting with fellow fans and people with similar interests is one of the biggest advantages of Facebook groups. Share your thoughts on our list of the 15 Largest Facebook groups in 2017 in the comments.

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Bamidele Ogunberu

Bamidele Ogunberu

A prolific writer, Bamidele has worked in generalist and public relations capacities for an energy company before making the cross over into journalism and has never looked back
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