Jaden Smith, Will Smith Go 1-2 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

6:15 AM 7/28/2018

by Kevin Rutherford

The chart ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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A week after his father led The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart dated July 25, Jaden Smith spends his first week at No. 1, ruling the Top Actors ranking dated Aug. 1.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended July 24.

It’s a Smith family 1-2 on the chart, as Will Smith falls to No. 2, followed by Roseanne Barr, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dwayne Johnson in the top five.

Meanwhile, Rob Reiner reaches the top 10 of the chart for the first time, moving 14-7, while Zendaya (No. 6) and Priyanka Chopra (No. 8) also re-enter the tally.

See the top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, check out the THR issue dated Aug. 1), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Chris Evans

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    Last week: 5

  • 9. Bette Midler

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    Last week: 9

  • 8. Priyanka Chopra

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    Last week: 12

    A total of 102,000 favorites and 13,000 mentions on Twitter were just some of Chopra’s many birthday gifts after turning 36 on July 18. Her fans also raised $1,475 for UNICEF (for which Chopra is a Goodwill Ambassador) for her birthday, and she showed off shoulder-grazing Gucci earrings for Vogue.

  • 7. Rob Reiner

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    Last week: 14

  • 6. Zendaya

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    Last week: -

  • 5. Dwayne Johnson

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    Last week: 3

  • 4. Lin-Manuel Miranda

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    Last week: 2

  • 3. Roseanne Barr

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    Last week: -

  • 2. Will Smith

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    Last week: 1

    Smith had the top three Instagram posts by an actor in the tracking week, which led him to 394,000 new followers on the service. The top post, which scored 3.8 million favorites, was posted July 21 and showed Smith catching up with daughter Willow.

  • 1. Jaden Smith


    Last week: 20

    Smith beats his dad Will on the chart for the first time thanks to a 173 percent boost in overall social media metrics. His top post was an edited video tweet titled “Curb Your Family Vacation,” referencing Curb Your Enthusiasm, that racked up 248,000 favorites and 59,000 retweets.