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Top 20 Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2020

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2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for all of us. With the pandemic putting many careers on hold and businesses on the brink of their end, nobody had it easy. However, perseverance has been a cardinal value used by many individuals and entrepreneurs to adjust to the abrupt change of industry landscapes. In the face of this predicament, several people have shifted online, finding ways to further their careers despite the limitations. Here are 20 Instagram accounts that deserve your attention:

  1. Hon. Capri S Cafaro

An international TV commentator, cookbook author, and culinary podcast host, Capri S. Cafaro was also a state senator in her native Ohio for a decade. For 5 years, Capri was a regular guest host and provided commentary on the #1 rated cable news network In the United States.

She is a frequent guest on international TV including the UK’s #1 morning show Good Morning Britain and Canada’s #1 daytime talk show, The Social. Capri’s work and expertise have been featured in publications such as Variety, the Huffington Post, and the Food Network online.

Instagram: @the_humble_pie_baker


  1. Anita Lowe

With extensive experience in the real estate industry and online trading, Anita serves her community by mentoring others in real estate, forex trading, business consulting and volunteering as a Crew member for Tony Robbins events. Her sense of humor and ability to be a calming influence is what separates Anita in business ventures. Business is only done right when we take the time to ask the important questions. Anita is currently the managing member of FX Capital Online, LLC as an experienced and knowledgeable advisor. She always asks herself before taking any action: “What is my message to the world?”

Instagram: @thestormwarrior; @realfxcapitalonline


  1. Jivenson Verdul

It was open-mindedness, positivity, and sheer determination which had Jivenson ride the waves of success. Having lives and worked in many parts of the world, Jivenson has an extensive experience which gives him an edge. His perseverance and creativity makes him the perfect visual content creator who maintains a keen eye on trading. According to Jivenson, his brother, Jack, has always believed in him and pushed him to become his best self. He takes pride in his roots and intends to inspire other people in pursuing their dreams.

Instagram: @pmgjiv; @realfxcapitalonline


  1. Jackenson “Jackpot” Verdul

Jackenson “Jackpot” Verdul is an experienced Forex trading educator and mentor who is passionate in helping people come up with strategies for financial security. Jack has an excellent approach in leadership that is highly-revered by clients worldwide. Above all, Jack knows that vision becomes reality when you believe in yourself and stick to your vision despite what others say. 

Instagram: @jackpotpmg; @realfxcapitalonline


  1. Joey Harris

Joey Harris is an international consultant to the stars and an influencer who has worked in the music industry for over 20 years. He’s worked as an executive for Sony Music, Universal Music, Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment and as a consultant to the United Nations. Joey is currently Senior Vice President of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation.

With a Masters Degree in Music Business from NYU, Joey is the CEO of his own consulting firm, Joey Harris Inc., where he not only consults for top companies and artists but he also helps take independent talent to the next level by providing label marketing services, artist development, and consulting. 

With his busy schedule, he is proud to be able to make time to teach music business at NYU and serve as a member of the Recording Academy.

Joey’s Instagram gives a glimpse into his exciting work and everyday life. He’s always posting inspiring messages, and he’s got a contagious smile that will light up your day!

Instagram: @joeyharrisinc


  1. Mary Diamonds

Mary was born in NJ. She is a hardcore party girl with a Juris Doctor. She is living proof that life is a paradox. She takes good care of her followers with amazing content and private DMs. Mary also does IG Live on the weekends where random questions are asked and guests can join. She loves to have fun and be bad. For a good time, follow Mary on Instagram. 

Instagram: @lsdiamonds69


Social Media Guru Actor and Rapper LATRUTH has been killing the social media game for more than a decade. He’s known for uplifting people and spreading lots of love and positivity. LATRUTH has collaborated with many like-minded artists, one of which was working with Snoop Dogg for the song “Don’t Disrespect.” The actor/artist is inspired to work his way to the top, not just for himself but for his family as well. Truly, LATRUTH is someone to follow for inspiration. To date, he sports a massive number of followers, with over 940,000 on Instagram, 8.8 million on Facebook, and 760,000 on TikTok. 

Instagram: @_latruth

Facebook: LATRUTH


  1. Franco Banks

Born Francois Bocomehounou, Franco Banks is a US Army veteran from Queens, New York who is currently in school pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice. Franco is a self-accomplished writer who is now in the process of getting his first book published.

Instagram: @franco_speed

  1. Dagoberto J. Rodriguez

Dagoberto Rodriguez was born in Caracas, Venezuela, where he attended the Universidad Santa Maria, Escuela de Derecho. He completed his legal studies successfully, graduating with a law degree.

In October 2001, Mr. Rodriguez made the decision to relocate to the United States. He completed his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and his Master of Law from The Washington College of Law at American University. Mr. Rodriguez practices law in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Dagoberto Rodriguez addresses each personal injury case with the dedication and focused attention it deserves. He represents victims in liability cases with the highest-level standards of professionalism. His practice is focused on personal injury litigation and zealously protecting the best interests of those who have been injured by the negligence of another.

Instagram: @abogado.dago


  1. Alonzo Guillaume

Alonzo Guillaume is an expert in Forex trading. After studying business administration and marketing, Alonzo learned the ins and outs of the Forex industry and helped people maneuver it well. He is a dedicated student and an avid athlete who grew up in a Haitian household that upholds strong values and discipline. This is the reason why Alonzo learned a lot in life, even when he was still a child. He learned that there’s never a perfect way to live. To him, when people understand this reality, life will become perfect in their own perspective. 

Instagram: @realfxcapitalonline; @pmgzo


  1. Alison Kay Bowles

Alison has sparked the interest of thousands with her picture perfect travels and phenomenal content. She takes you around the world with her travel blog,, and even offers her presets to her followers to capture the same amazing aesthetic. Alison is a rising star in the modeling industry as an international swimsuit and fashion model, capturing the attention of many—a must follow!

Instagram: @alisonbowles

  1. Simon Gebrelul

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29-year-old music entrepreneurs Simon Gebrelul is the founder of Isla Management. The talent agency provides blueprint and guidance for up-and-coming artists on the road to stardom. Founder Simon Gebrelul has managed several clients, including NBA Star Tristan Thompson and award-winning Grammy songwriter Boi-1da. Isla Management sealed over $24 million in client management.

Instagram: @isla.mgmt

  1. Nija Charles

Nija Charles is a phenomenon in the music industry. The 23-year-old artist has been working with the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Cardi B, Drake, and many more. Nija has collaborated with these award-winning artists to create hit songs like “About Us,” “LoveHappy,” “Ring,” “I Do,” No Guidance,” and many more.

Recently, she worked and sang with Beyonce and Tierra Whack to produce the song “My Power,” which forms part of the Lion King track. 

Instagram: @amnija

Twitter: @amnija_


  1. Marya Dzmitruk

Photo by: Marya Dzmitruk

Mayra Dzmitruk is the co-founder of Prodsmart, an industry leader for innovative software creation. The state-of-the-art process of Prodsmart allows it to help small- to medium-sized businesses scale their income with custom-fit software that makes admin operations easier for them. Founded in 2018, Prodsmart has helped companies like sonafi, IG Masonry Support, Science4You, and many more.

Their innovation has earned them more than $5 million in funding and is expected to increase another $2.3 million this year.

Instagram: @prodsmart

Twitter: @prodsmart


  1. Arum Kang

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Coffee Meets Bagel is a company that prides itself in creating a safe space for women to connect with romantic partners. Founded in 2012, Coffee Meets Bagel has made more than 2.5 million introductions and continues to do so up until today. Founder Arum Kang says that the inspiration for her company is women empowerment and for women to control their “dating destinies.” Her goal: make Coffee Meets Bagel the most female-centered dating companies in the world.

Instagram: @coffeemeetsbagel


  1. Yunha Kim

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Simple Habit teaches people the benefits of meditation and lets them experience it every session. Once, founder Yunha Kim, was a business woman fresh from Wall Street and pressed by the woes of her newly founded company.

When the pressure was too much for her to bear, she turned to meditation, and it opened things for her and her career as a business woman. Experiencing the positive effects that meditation brought to her personal and professional life, she founded Simple Habit.

Instagram: @simplehabitapp 


  1. Emily Vavra

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Emily Vavra is a speaker, health and wellness entrepreneurs, and marketer. Throughout her career, Emily has reached out to many people and created streams of income for them, and in addition, scaled their businesses. She guides people toward the path of financial independence through residual income. Emily does more than this.

Recently, she went to Uganda to help impoverished communities with their education and healthcare. She went with Just Like My Child Foundation for this cause. In the future, Emily intends to help more people and communities. 

Instagram: @itsemily


  1. Lisa Skeete Tatum

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Lisa Skeete Tatum is an advocate for women. She helps women through her company Landit. The company creates playbooks for women so they get sorted out to companies that need their skills. Landit was founded in 2014 and has, since then, fostered a diverse and healthy environment for women to jumpstart their careers.

Landit is highly revered by its clients and has been featured in many publications including BBC, INC, Vanity Fair, CNBC, Forbes, and several others. 

Instagram: @applandit


  1. King Princess

Photo by: King Princess

At an early age, American singer-songwriter King Princess already showed talent in music. She was born Mikael Straus and performs in the music industry under the stage name King Princess, a gay and genderqueer artist who has had several singles like “Hit The Black,” “Ain’t Together,” “1950,” and many more.

In 2019, the singer songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist dropped her debut album “Cheap Queen,” which catapulted her career to a whole new level. King Princess has sat down with several artists like Mark Ronson and is highly influenced by artists like Nick Cave, Beyonce, Dolly Parton, and Perfume Genius.

Instagram: @kingprincess69


  1. Johanan Dujon

Photo by: Kareem Stanley

Johanan Dujon is the CEO of the first indigenous agriculture biotech firm in the Carribean. Not only does the company help in reducing the sea weeds in the area, they also boost tourism as well. The magic of their company, Algas Organics, lies in its production of organic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides made of seaweeds and invasive plants.

Every year, Algas Organics converts over 2 million pounds of seaweed. In 2020, Algas Organics is estimated to earn more than 2 million in revenue.

Instagram: @algasorganics

Twitter: @algasorganics