Priyanka Chopra’s UNICEF Efforts Help Her to No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking

10:00 AM 9/16/2017

by Kevin Rutherford

The actress visited Syrian refugees in Jordan and documented the experience on her social media, helping her to No. 1 on the chart, which ranks the most popular actors based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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Priyanka Chopra is back atop The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart, reigning for a third week (and first since July) on the chart dated Sept. 20.

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 Sept. 12.

Dwayne Johnson, who had led the Top Actors chart for the previous three weeks (and 10 weeks in all), falls to No. 2, while Tom Holland (No. 4) and Ashley Benson (No. 6) break back into the top 10.

See the full top 10 below (and for the full 25-position list, check out The Hollywood Reporter’s issue dated Sept. 20), and for more charts on The Hollywood Reporter, check out the Top Comedians and Top TV Personalities charts.

  • 10. Kevin Hart

    Last week: 2

  • 9. Lily Collins

    Last week: 6

  • 8. Jennifer Lopez

    Last week: 8

  • 7. Zendaya

    Last week: 3

  • 6. Ashley Benson

    Last week: 24

    Benson is the week's greatest gainer percentage-wise in overall reach among the top 10, up 71 percent in followers. Her No. 6 peak is her best yet on the chart.

  • 9. Vanessa Hudgens

    Last week: 4

  • 4. Tom Holland

    Last week: 11

    On Twitter, Holland recalled a previous social media post written about in THR’s Social Climbers charts: a video in which he and friends tried on the Spider-Man costume on a private plane, creating a tongue-in-cheek “me/also me” meme about the situation concerning why Marvel doesn’t “trust me with secrets.” Holland earned 39,000 retweets in the tracking week, according to MVPindex.


  • 3. Shay Mitchell

    Last week: 5

  • 2. Dwayne Johnson

    Last week: 1

  • 1. Priyanka Chopra

    Last week: 12

    Chopra documented her trip to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees as part of her role as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, earning a bump of 276 percent in overall social media engagement. “Let's show them that the world cares and help them find a way forward,” she wrote.