Vin Diesel is the first Actor to reach 100 Million Facebook Followers
Vin Diesel is the first Hollywood star to reach a big milestone on Facebook, having
amassed over 100 million followers.
Only singer Shakira and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo have surpassed the figure, and
the star of the upcoming “Fast 8” is the third person to do so.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, congratulated Diesel on his achievement and
shared a photo of the two when they first met (Zuckerberg tried on Diesel’s aviators, since
no one is immune to his meathead charm).
Diesel’s most popular post — which received the most likes, shares, and interactions —
was his first public statement on the loss of “Fast and Furious” franchise co-star Paul
Walker. 7.7 million people liked it.
When I heard, I immediately flew back to California, and went directly
from the plane to his mother’s house…I thought they needed my
strength, but realized when I got there and broke down before his family,
that it was I who needed theirs. His mother hugged me and said I am so
sorry… I said sorry? You’re the mother who lost a son?… She said yes,
but you lost your other half…
Exclusive “Fast” trailers — including a never-to-be-forgotten dance-along Diesel to Katy
Perry’s “Dark Horse” — are among the most popular uploads.
The United States, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and the Philippines are the top countries
following Diesel (in order of popularity). Fun fact: 100 million cars would require 1.9 billion
gallons of diesel fuel to fill, yet it only takes one Vin Diesel to take over the social media
Diesel, repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, is currently in production on
“Fast 8,” Universal’s latest installment of the franchise that reunites him with Michelle
Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and introduces new villain
He recently wrapped “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” at Paramount and will lend his voice to
the plant-like hero Groot in Marvel’s 2017 “Guardians of the Galaxy II” from Walt Disney.