Simone Biles Shadows Tom Brady, Serena Williams, and NBA Stars in 2021 Social Media Rise

Social media saw exponential growth since the beginning of the pandemic. While some users use it for marketing, others just sit back, relax and enjoy what it offers. Out of all the social media engagements, Simone Biles gets herself connected on different platforms, like Instagram and Twitter. Staying connected with her fans, she often updates them about the happenings of her life through her social media.

That being said, Simone, today finds herself in the top five entities with most social media engagements in 2021. Besides, she ranks on top of famous sports personalities like Serena Williams and NFL superstar Tom Brady.

Simone Biles ranks third on the social media engagement list

Social media engagement defines itself as a formula that measures the amount of interaction social content earns relative to reach or other audience figures. The number of likes, comments, reactions, shares, and other tools is used to determine the ranking. Hence, for the year 2021, Simone Biles ranked above many other incredible sports stars for the same. With over 76 million engagements, Biles ranks third on the list.


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Significantly, NBA legends LeBron James and Stephen Curry lead the way by taking the top two spots. The former has 266.9 million engagements, while the latter has 83.1 million.

The unimaginable gap between King James and the rest of the athletes is astonishing. After Curry comes Biles, followed by the 2021 NBA champion, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Trailblazers guard Damian Lillard ranks fifth with 54.9 million engagements.

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Tom Brady and Serena Williams are way below Biles

The GOAT quarterback, Tom Brady, ranks sixth, with 46.9 million. For young Biles to go above legendary Brady is quite the achievement. Serena Williams ranks seventh while NBA point guards, Ja Morant, LaMelo Ball, and Russell Westbrook take the bottom three spots.

Undoubtedly, Biles’ influence on social media is extraordinary. While taking a break from gymnastics, she is a prominent advocate for mental health struggles. Her stance on mental health elevated her to one of the most influential people in 2021.

Simone Biles competes on the floor at the U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics trials in St Louis, Missouri, U.S. June 25, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

With TIME magazine naming her the 2021 athlete of the year, there are no doubts about her influence on the community. One thing is certain, Simone Biles is going places. Although reaching James would not be a straightforward task, do you think she can overtake Curry for the 2022 rankings?

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