Photo: Lionel Messi is 13th most popular celebrity on Facebook
A Huffington Post study determined the 15 most popular people on Facebook via number of “likes” and among them were Latinos (or in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo and Justin Bieber, Latino favorites).
In the list of 15, 24-year-old soccer star Lionel Messi* came in at 13 with 33,210,550 Facebook page likes. The Argentine striker playing for Barcelona is currently in a race with German-born Mario Gómez García of FC Bayern Munich to become the top goalscorer of the Champions League tournament. So far Messi has 12 goals, but Gómez García is on his heels with 10.
Behind them in the goalscorer race also happens to be number 7 on the Facebook list, Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese striker for Real Madrid has 41,452,805 page likes.
Coming in at number 4 is Colombian singer and girlfriend of Messi teammate Gerard Piqué, Shakira. Her fan page has roughly 48,062,038 likes. According to recent reports, the singer’s relationship is causing quite a distraction for her soccer beau, with some saying he is not focused on the field. Shakira is the highest ranking Latino/Latino friendly celebrity on the list.
So who did top the list? Well it wasn’t Selena Gomez’s boyfriend, Justin Bieber. He came in at number 6 with just 41,430,595 likes.
Rapper/actor Eminem took the top spot with 54,775,097 likes on the social media cite.
So what do you think? Did you think more Latinos were on the “top” list? Who?
*It should be noted that Messi’s Facebook page hasn’t even been up a year!