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Who are the 10 most popular celebrities on Facebook?

by Karissa Giuliano / / Source: CNBC

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Since its founding 11 years ago, Facebook has become an outlet for connecting, networking and sharing interesting content.

As the largest social network, the platform boasts 1.39 billion monthly active users, many of whom include big-name celebrities. But who takes the crown as the most-popular user?

Here's a breakdown of the most-liked people on Facebook, according to social media tracking firm Fan Page List, counting down from number 10.

*All net worth and salary estimates are courtesy of Celebrity Net Worth.

10. Justin Bieber – 72,724,746 likes

Among the thousands of "Justin, I love you" and "Justin, I hate you" posts, Justin Bieber's Facebook page is largely populated with selfies and screen grabs of his magazine covers. His social media presence is, however, surpassed by his bank account. With a reported net worth of $200 million, the pop star has sold more than 25 million albums globally, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

9. Bob Marley – 73,513,881 likes

Bob Marley's Facebook page is an outlet for inspirational quotes and a walk down memory lane. Even 34 years after his death, the posts on the performer's page receive thousands of "likes" and comments from fans.

8. Will Smith – 73,691,492 likes

"West Philadelphia, born and raised," Will Smith has a whopping net worth of $220 million. In addition to his massive social media following, the actor and rapper has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards.

7. Michael Jackson 75,300,478 likes

Nearly six years after his death, Michael Jackson still edges out some of music's biggest names in terms of followers. His Facebook page mostly consists of #MJTrivia and photos from his glory days. In October, he topped Forbes' list of the highest-earning dead celebrities.

6. Lionel Messi 77,881,494 likes

Lionel Messi is sixth on the most-followed list, and he's also among the wealthiest soccer players in the world. Messi, who plays for Argentina and FC Barcelona, has a net worth of approximately $180 million and an annual base salary of nearly $45 million. He also pulls in about $20 million to $30 million in endorsements each year.

5. Rihanna 81,549,344 likes

Whether she's singing, acting or cashing in on endorsements, Rihanna's Facebook page is sure to keep fans clued in. The performer, whose empire is worth an estimated $140 million, is also the founder of The Believe Foundation, an organization that helps terminally ill children.

4. Eminem 91,991,971 likes

Eminem is no stranger to social recognition. Over the years he's had 12 No. 1 singles, won an Academy Award and scored six Grammys. As a rapper, producer and actor, Eminem has a net worth of $190 million. Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

3. Vin Diesel 93,172,315 likes

Vin Diesel's well-liked account is a compilation of inspirational tidbits paired with (often shirtless) glamour shots that provide a relatively personal view into his life. Best-known for his roles in "Saving Private Ryan," "The Chronicles of Riddick" and the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, Vin Diesel's net worth is approximately $75 million.

2. Shakira 100,732,587 likes

With talents including singer, songwriter and belly dancer, Shakira has built herself quite the fan base—with the social media following to prove it. With a net worth of $220 million, she's been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and two Grammy Awards, according to IMDb. She's also a member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, a UNICEF ambassador and the founder of the Barefoot Foundation, an organization benefiting impoverished children.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo 103,576,615 likes

How big is Ronaldo's Facebook following? Big enough that he can ask what underwear he should put on and have more than 28,000 users respond. Not only is the famed Portuguese and Real Madrid soccer player No. 1 on the most-followed list, but he is also the second-richest soccer player in the world (after David Beckham) with a net worth of $250 million and an annual salary of $45 million.

Massive bank account and massive social media following? Check and check.

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