Updated from Sept. 28 to reflect Instagram's fifth anniversary in second paragraph.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Celebrity ranks are indeed growing on Facebook's (FB) - Get Report Instagram, whether for additional exposure or just to enjoy some of the some 80 million photos share per day -- including the first surface image of Pluto or the white pools of Turkey.
Last week, as Instagram announced it surpassed 400 million monthly active users, celebrities from Indonesia to Germany have eagerly joined its ranks. Analysts hailed the meteoric rise as a stunning feat to have accomplished in just five years.
(UPDATE: Instagram celebrated its fifth anniversary, just days after surpassing the 400 million monthly active user metric.)
Celebrities include soccer star David Beckham who loves to post pictures of his famous wife, former Posh Girls star Victoria Beckham and his children. Other new celebrities among Instagram's most recent 100 million users also include Caitlyn Jenner, now with 4.2 million followers. Jenner relied heavily on a fresh new Instagram account as a "Welcome to the world, Caitlyn" and for followers to "get to know her/me" during her transformation to a woman.
Toni Kroos, 25, a German Soccer player playing for Real Madrid and Germany, can't resist filling his new Instagram account with action shots from soccer matches for his 3.2 million followers. While South Korean rapper T.O.P. is leverage Instagram for artsy posts ranging from abstract lighting sculptures to eye-to-eye perspectives on goats.
Here are the 10 top Instagram accounts by followers this week celebrities, excluding Instagram's own account, according to Socialblade, which track social media statistics:
Instagram Handle: taylorswift
Number of Followers: 48 million
Taylor Swift gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at her pop star life with loads of concert shots as well as snapshots from her everyday life.
Kim Kardashian West
Instagram Handle: kimkardashian
Number of Followers: 47 million
Known for her glamorous image, Kim Kardashian loves to share photos of her makeup applications and fashion choices. Her account maintains her polished business image with several family shots.
Instagram Handle: beyonce
Number of Followers: 46.3 million
Beyonce's Instagram shows the other side of the singer's life with carefree and closeup shots of her leisure time, from boating excursions to her favorite meals. The singer gives fans sneak peeks of her family, including daughter Blue Ivy and husband Jay Z.
Instagram Handle: selenagomez
Number of Followers: 44.8 million
Singer Selena Gomez emphasizes fun and friends in her Instagram account, which is chock full of shots of her outings with her girlfriends.
Instagram Handle: arianagrande
Number of Followers: 43.8 million
Singer Ariana Grande loves to post spontaneous shots of her silly antics, including using a helium app to change her voice. Grande also often goes for selfies and shots of her pups.
Instagram Handle: justinbieber
Number of Followers: 39.4 million
Teen heartthrob and noted bad boy Justin Bieber keeps up his rebellious image through his Instagram account, loaded with nighttime images. Beiber can't resist a good shot of tattoos or graffiti.
Instagram Handle: kendalljenner
Number of Followers: 37.3 million
Reality-star-turned-model Kendall Jenner's Instagram account displays just like a model's portfolio, full of professional and polished images of her in high fashion, including numerous magazine cover shots.
Instagram Handle: nickiminaj
Number of Followers: 34.5 million
It's a playful celebrity life for Nicki Miniaj, whose Instagram account is full of shot of A-list events like fashion shows and red carpet walks. When Nicki wears an outfit she likes, her Instagram followers can be sure they'll see several shots of it.
Instagram Handle: khloekardashian
Number of Followers: 32.4 million
Khloe Kardashian's Instagram account is all about underscoring her businesses, including clothing store Dash. But fans find numerous
as well as pictures of her latest fitness endeavors.
This article is commentary by an independent contributor.