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17 Top Instagram & TikTok Celebrity Cats: The Biggest Names on the Internet

Rachel Giordano

By Rachel Giordano

cat owner taking a photo of her pet cat

The internet can launch many careers through its social media platform. Some people even become celebrities through social media, whereas without it, odds are no one would have ever heard of them. Low and behold, cats become celebrities with the help of the internet, too!

The two leaders, Instagram and TikTok, are making some cats the latest craze that people want to follow to brighten their days. In this article, we’ll reveal the top celebrity cats on these two popular social media platforms so that you can follow them too. Ready? Let’s check them out!

Instagram Celebrity Cats

1. Lil Bub

Lil Bub has a face you can’t resist. With 2.3 million followers, this little kitty took the world by storm. This special kitty even has its own store where you can find all sorts of merchandise, such as calendars, apparel, face masks, stickers, and much more.

Lil Bub kitty was the runt of the litter with special needs. She was born with genetic anomalies, but that didn’t stop this kitty from achieving some pretty impressive accomplishments, such as becoming an author and talk show host. Sadly, she passed in 2019 from a rare bone condition, but her legacy lives on through Instagram and the fundraiser Lil Bub’s Big Fund, which is the first national fundraiser for special needs pets.

2. Real Grumpy Cat

Real Grumpy Cat has a whopping 2.5 million followers on Instagram and even has her own YouTube channel, which helped prove that her little grumpy face wasn’t photo-shopped. She became famous in 2012 with her grumpy, frowning face and hasn’t looked back.

3. Leroy Boy

Leroy Boy has over 16,000 followers on Instagram and has an adorable one-eyed face with a tongue that sticks out. We’re not sure of this kitty’s background, but they sure are a cutie pie, and their thousands of followers agree.

4. Walter the Bishop Cat

Walter the Bishop Cat has over 84,000 followers on Instagram and 189,000 followers on TikTok. Walter is a Persian cat that gets into mischief with his two brothers, Walternate and Belly. These adorable kitties got their names from the TV show Fringe.

5. Nala Cat

Nala Cat holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular cat with 4 million followers. She also has over 125 thousand fans on TikTok. Nala is a mix of Siamese and Tabby breeds and was rescued from a shelter at the tender age of 5 months. She captivates her audience with her bright blue eyes and adorable face.

6. Gary the Cat

Gary the Cat has his own merchandise, and he also has 450,000 followers on Instagram. On TikTok, he’s labeled as a professional cat, as he loves to go on adventures in the Rockies with his siblings. Gary loves the climate in the Rockies, and he loves to go skiing with his human as he perches on his shoulder.

7. Venus the Two-Face Cat

With 2.1 million followers on Instagram and 2.3 million followers on TikTok, this two-face cat captures the hearts of her followers with ease. Her unusual but beautiful face is half black and half ginger, which is perfectly split down the middle of her face, and many questioned if her appearance was natural. Videos prove her authenticity, and with her one green and one blue eye, you’ll be sure to smile while following her.

8. Coby the Cat

Coby the Cat is no underachiever, with 1.9 million followers on Instagram and 104,000 followers on TikTok. Coby is a 6-year-old white British Shorthair with bright blue eyes and his own merchandise. He lives in California and is both sassy and affectionate.

9. Hosico Cat

Hosico Cat is a Scottish cat that holds his own with 1.9 million followers on Instagram. He loves to play with shoelaces, sheets of paper, and tennis balls, which are his favorite toys. He is sometimes referred to as Garfield, as he favors the infamous cat.

10. Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Hamilton the Hipster Cat hails from San Francisco and rocks a hip white mustache. He has 750,000 followers on Instagram. He has raised over $250,000 that he and his owner have given to charity.

11. Smoothie the Cat

Known as Queen of Fluff, Smoothie the Cat has an astounding 2.3 million followers on Instagram. This British Longhair is known as the most photogenic cat on the internet. She has her own YouTube channel and captures the hearts of her followers with her beautiful green eyes.

12. Waffles the Cat

Waffles the Cat can be seen in photos with, of course, waffles. He was even named Forbes’s Top Ten Influencer! He is a Scottish Fold and has appeared in commercials, movies, and magazines. As a kitten, he was described as ugly, which couldn’t be further from the truth—especially among his 3 million fans between Instagram and Facebook.

13. Amazing Narnia


Yet another two-face cat, Amazing Narnia is a male British Shorthair born in 2017. His face is evenly divided, with black on one side and blue-gray on the other with green eyes. He lives in Paris, where he is a professional show cat, and he has 250,000 followers on Instagram.

14. Suki Cat

Suki Cat has 1.9 million Instagram followers and loves to go on adventures. She is a Bengal cat who lives in Canada and has beautiful, black-striped markings with emerald-colored eyes. Her adventures will soon be in a book titled Travels of Suki the Adventure Cat.

15. Maple Cat

Maple Cat has 623,000 Instagram followers and is a Golden British Shorthair boy. He lives in Los Angeles and was born in 2017. He is a sweet, affectionate kitty with his own merchandise.

16. Sam

Sam has an irresistible face with black, prominent eyebrows. He has 225,000 followers, has a dog’s personality, and loves to play. Followers cannot resist his bold eyebrows.

17. Stryker the Cat

Stryker the Cat has 604,000 followers on TikTok and 850,000 on Instagram. His cheetah appearance is, for lack of a better word, striking! He has a black and gold coat with a lean body and long legs. He is a Savannah cat, which are not indoor cats. They need space to run, jump, and hunt. They require hard work and are not truly domesticated. However, this cat was rescued from a cage and hasn’t looked back.


So, there you have it. As you can see, there are plenty of adorable cats on Instagram and TikTok you can follow that will be sure to bring a smile to your face or cheer you up if you’re having a bad day. These cats on our list are true celebrities in their own right, with some even giving to charities and helping out where needed. To us, that’s pretty impressive!


Featured Photo Credit: Lee Charlie, Shutterstock

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