Top Social Media Influencers: Selfie Photography vs. Celebrity Photographer

Image and perception is everything for those serious about wanting to become a top celebrity social media influencer. It takes time, money, consistency, media attention and a little bit of luck.

Los Angeles, CA / Image and perception is everything. Those serious about wanting to become a top celebrity social media influencer takes a combination of time, money, consistency, media attention and a little bit of luck. You can take all the selfies you want, but without several well thought out professional photoshoots by a professional photographer, your aspirations to become a top celebrity, or power social media influencer, will fall far short.

Michael Grecco, a top Celebrity Photographer, has been doing celebrity photoshoots with many of Hollywood’s Elite celebrities, actors, actresses, models and influencers in the entertainment industry for decades.

“I’ve seen a growing trend of many up-and-coming celebrities and wannabe social media influencers only posting selfies, which often times do not turn out very well due to poor lighting or lack of creativity. Selfies are fine and have their place, as long as you mix in well-captured images taken by a professional photographer,” said Grecco.

Kanye West, Celebrity and Musical Artist, professional photos taken by celebrity photographer Michael Grecco. Image Source: Michael Grecco

There seems to be a direct correlation between being a top celebrity and top social media influencer, to overall annual income, wealth and net worth.

Various family members of the Kardashian clan happen to be some of the ‘Top Instagram Influencers in 2019’ based on being ‘The Most Followed Instagrammers’ in the world. This certainly will continue into 2020. Many also have a very high celebrity net worth.

Kardashian Clan Official Instagram Accounts Ranked by Number of Followers

1. Kim Kardashian @kimkardashian, 143M followers on Instagram

2. Kylie Jenner @kyliejenner, 140M followers on Instagram

3. Kendall Jenner @kendalljenner, 113M followers on Instagram

4. Khloe Kardashian @khloekardashian, 96M followers on Instagram

5. Kourtney Kardashian @kourtneykardash, 80M followers on Instagram

6. Kris Jenner @krisjenner, 28M followers on Instagram

7. Caitlyn Jenner @caitlynjenner, 9M followers on Instagram

8. Rob Kardashian @robkardashianofficial, 632K followers on Instagram

9. Kanye West, 0 followers due to deleting his Instagram account last year

Kardashian Clan Family Members Ranked by Estimated Individual Net Worth

1. Kylie Jenner @kyliejenner, $1B net worth

2. Kim Kardashian @kimkardashian, $350M net worth

3. Kanye West, $240M net worth

4. Caitlyn Jenner @caitlynjenner, $100M net worth

5. Kris Jenner @krisjenner, $90M net worth

6. Khloe Kardashian @khloekardashian, $40M net worth

7. Kourtney Kardashian @kourtneykardash, $35M net worth

8. Kendall Jenner @kendalljenner, $30M net worth

9. Rob Kardashian @robkardashianofficial, $10M net worth

“If you are serious about ‘keeping up with the Kardashians’ and other top social media celebrities, in order to grow your brand the best investment you can make is having a professional photoshoot done several times per year,” says Grecco.

About Michael Grecco

Michael Grecco is an extensive award-winning top Celebrity Photographer and Commercial Photographer with a photography career spanning 41 years, with studios in both Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY.

Grecco’s cover shoots of other business and entertainment industry heavyweights are numerous. Other notable publications and magazine covers Grecco’s photography work has graced, include: Forbes, Business Week, TIME, Newsweek, People, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Maxim, Esquire, Playboy, New York Magazine, LA Times, TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN Magazine, Men’s Health and Sports Illustrated, just to name a few.

Grecco can be found traveling the globe over 200+ days each year on high-end commercial, advertising, editorial and entertainment photoshoots and cover shoots for many recognizable celebrities, iconic business greats and global brands. For more information on retaining Michael Grecco and his creative team, call +1-310-452-4461 or visit

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