12 Most Popular Pinners on Pinterest

12 Most Popular Pinners on Pinterest

Wondering who the movers and shakers are on Pinterest? Here are the most followed pinners as of May 2012. This information is from Repinly — a really cool website with all kinds of Pinterest stats like Popular Pins, Popular Boards, Top Pinners and Stats.

Follow these leaders and check out their amazing boards. The names link to their Pinterest pages.

1. Jane Wang / 2,824,047 Followers

Chinstrap Penguin, Antarctica

2. Jennifer Chong / 1,581,190 Followers

Graphic designer . Food lover . Photography enthusiast. Traveler.

3. Maia McDonald / 1,291,637 Followers

A graphic designer by day and a blogger and Pinterest junky by night. I do not own or create the items pinned unless stated. I kindly ask not to be added to any Group Boards without my consent

4. Mike D / 1,236,731 Followers

Design/travel/food/sports/music/alcohol in no particular order

5. Caitlin Cawley / 1,264,512 Followers

Junior graphic design major at MICA. I enjoy doodling, desserts, and dogs. I’m just trying to make an organized chaos of things I enjoy!

6. Anna H / 1,182,196 Followers

7. Daniel Bear Hunley / 1,151,572 Followers

Southern Gent with a big smile and big ambition / Social Media Coordinator for Powell Creative / My momma raised me to have good taste.

8. Christine Martinez / 979,589 Followers

I have a penchant for pretty. My dog Miles is EVERYTHING + an underbite.

9. Michael Wurm / 921,498 Followers

I’m a blogger. I own a little B&B in central PA. I’m hoping to work as a designer or decorator in the future. Thanks for following along!

10. Bright.Bazaar / 970,114 Followers

A freelance interiors writer, blogger and occasional prop stylist who loves all things colourful. Dive into my boards and colour yourself happy!

11. Ez Pudewa / 892,414 Followers

Just a blogger on a mission to find beauty and joy in life’s little details.

12. Leah Dent / 849,003 Followers

Designer gal at Studio Bomba. It has been two days since I last used Futura Bold.

Hope you find some new sources of inspiration among these top 12 Pinners. Who are your favorite people or brands to follow on Pinterest?

Featured image courtesy of seanmcgrath licensed via Creative Commons.

Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

Peg Fitzpatrick


Peg Fitzpatrick is co-Editor-in-Chief of 12 Most . She's co-author of the best-selling book, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users co-authored with Guy Kawasaki. Peg works with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day. She's spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. All about being positive and connecting, she is a true social butterfly. Tweet her and say hi at @pegfitzpatrick, find her Stumbling on StumbleUpon, rocking Google+ here Google or happily pinning on Pinterest.

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All of the users bio's are great, but my favorite is Ez Pudewa's. Short, sweet, yet elegant all at the same time.  Thanks for compiling such a great list Peg!


I follow a couple of the boards of a couple of these people. But I'm starting to now get a bit cheesed off with them - obviously pushing products for monetary gain. I have no problem with that, but when they pin 25 wallets over the week, and on each one have a comment like "I'm getting one of these right now!!" - its glaringly obvious what the strategy is. I prefer to follow people who are honestly gawking over something, not doing it cos they're paid to.


I know I've been searching Pinterest for our Fun Food Fridays and Caturday pics - no longer limited to Google Images searches! I really need to do some housecleaning on Pinterest. My biggest board is Infographics, and I could probably segregate into several topic-based boards. I've also pinned the main URLs for blogs versus individual blog posts. What has been the general approach for people regarding blog posts - pin main site or individual?


Unlike Twitter, the most popular pinners are not celebrities.  Interesting!


Oh my gosh Peg they have a gazillion followers! LOL I can't even imagine.