Twitter may not be the Top 1 among most known social media platforms offering a microblogging service, its engagement rate in terms of being able to communicate and interact with others is still very high. If you have a very high follower count, you may be able to monetize your tweets and earn through posting products, advertising, and sponsored content (promotional tweets).
Have you ever thought about who the most followed Twitter accounts are? This article will give you an overview of the most famous personalities and organizations in the Twitter world.
Most Followed Twitter Accounts
When it comes to fame, there are countless celebrities and iconic faces that most people identify as being highly active and prominent on Twitter. Still, certain Twitter users’ actual number of followers is quite remarkable. Here are [current_date format=’Y’]’s most-followed Twitter accounts:
Twitter account: @BarackObama
Following: 133+ million followers
Former President Barack Obama became the most followed person on Twitter and reached hundreds of millions of followers in just a short period of time. That was when he became the 44th President of the United States of America. His popularity is not a surprise since he is known as the ‘Most Loved President of America’. He doesn’t tweet much, yet nobody can equal the total followers his Twitter account has right now.
People all across the globe follow him due to his perspective towards social justice, where he led the people to fight regardless of their color, where they came from, and their status in life.
Twitter account: @justinbieber
Following: 113+ million followers
Justin Bieber is a world-famous Canadian singer and the most followed musician on Twitter. The second among most followed Twitter accounts rose to sudden stardom in his early teens with the iconic pop song entitled ‘Baby’ which came out in 2010 and currently has more than 2.8 billion views (and remained #50 in Global Top Music Video) on YouTube.
In his personal tweets, Justin Bieber has always been vocal on Twitter about the successes he achieved throughout the years, and constantly extends his gratitude towards his fanbase for their unending support and love through the ups and downs of his music career.
Justin’s notable followers in Twitter include Jaden Smith, Queen Latifah, and Iggy Azalea. Bieber is a world-acclaimed music icon with Three Diamond certified singles from the RIAA for ‘Baby’, ‘Sorry’, and ‘Despacito’.
Twitter account: @katyperry
Following: 108+ million followers
Katy Perry, the world-famous American singer, joined Twitter on February 21, 2009, and it was then that she received a ‘2011 Honorary American Music Award’ and an entry in the 2013 edition of Guinness World Record. Her album was nominated for six Grammys, including ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Record of the Year for “Firework” (which currently has over 1.3 billion views on YouTube), and also won the ‘Juno Award for International Album of the Year’. These achievements became Katy Perry’s stepping stones to getting millions of followers in the Twitter platform.
Not only is Katy Perry a music icon and Twitter’s most followed woman, she is also a shoe fashionista. You can see her wide collections of shoes in Twitter and Instagram–where she loves to flaunt her glam and style. She also posts regular updates on her life and loves to promote well-being to help people get a better perspective and outlook on life.
Twitter account: @elonmusk
Following: 106.6+ million followers
Elon Musk, the genius investor and business magnate, is by far the most followed CEO and Chief Product Architect of the multi-national automotive (car maker) and clean energy company, Tesla. Other than his Tesla affiliation, Elon Musk is also known for the following:
- Founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX (rockets);
- Founder of The Boring Company (tunnels); and
- Co-Founder of Neuralink and OpenAI (machines and artificial intelligence);
With Elon Musk’s total-rounded resume and world-changing views in engineering and science, he’s had the sudden, fastest, and greatest plunge of net worth in the history of the modern business world (currently at approximately $276 billion). He’s overtaken a lot of people, suddenly becoming one of the biggest stars in the blue social media platform and rising fourth place of the most followed accounts on Twitter today.
Twitter account: @rihanna
Following: 106.5+ million followers
Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty, the Barbadian singer and music sensation, is also a world-famous businesswoman who tops Twitter’s brand owner follower count tallies. She is the proud Founder and CEO of the successful cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin.
Her achievement in the music industry also contributed to her fame and ever-growing following on Twitter. Rihanna broke and set multiple Guinness World Records including ‘Most Consecutive Years of UK No.1 Single’, ‘Female Artist with Most US No.1 Singles in a Year’, and ‘Most Digital No.1 Singles in the US’. Additionally, all of Rihanna’s albums have multi-platinum certifications by the RIAA.
Twitter account: @Cristiano
Following: 103+ million followers
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer of the Manchester United team in the La Liga Premier League, and arguably the most followed sports personality in the history of football. He is known for his candid personality and how he shows people a slice of his personal and family life along with his great achievements in his professional sport. He’s been a consistent pro footballer for over nine years and still continues to strive hard to defend that title.
Cristiano Ronaldo is indeed a world-celebrated persona being the most followed Facebook personality (with over 150 million followers), and Instagram’s most followed account (with over 470 million followers, and counting) today.
Twitter account: @taylorswift13
Following: 91+ million followers
Taylor Swift is an American singer and songwriter who’s had so many accolades to her name that even she is not able to name one by one. From ‘Fearless’ (2008) to ‘Blank Space’ (2014), and now the most-awaited and upcoming ‘Midnights’ (2022) albums, Taylor Swift is not only a darling of the crowd, but an incredible music icon. Her multiple Grammys and AMAs, and a possible Oscar nomination in 2023 for ‘All Too Well’ should be proofs of her household name in the Music Industry.
Regardless of the controversies that she faced all throughout the years of her career, she withstood all and still gets the title she deserves. Even in the lowest times, Taylor doesn’t stop showing love and attention to those who truly support her.
Twitter account: @ladygaga
Following: 84.9+ million followers
Lady Gaga is a world-acclaimed American singer who set 14 Guinness World Records throughout her music career. Her groundbreaking music and versatility set the world aflame when she rose to stardom in 2008. During her teen age, she started performing at New York clubs, singing in different events and showcasing her acting skills at their schools.
Now, the 36-year old music icon continues to consistently update her fanbase about her music, acting, and basically all her random thoughts on her tweets.
Twitter account: @narendamodi
Following: 82.7+ million followers
Narenda Modi is the incumbent Prime Minister of India. He was the first prime minister and the longest prime minister serving from outside the Indian National Congress. After he reigned outside the state, he resigned as the chief minister in April 2002 during the National Meeting in Goa. Unfortunately, it wasn’t accepted by the council, so he retained his office.
During his term as Prime minister of India, he was well-known for fighting against corruption in the state, as well as pushing for financial and technological advancement for the groundwater-conservation projects. In March 2012 and June 2014, Narenda Modi was featured in Time Magazine.
Ellen DeGeneres Show
Twitter account: @TheEllenShow
Following: 77.3+ million followers
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (hosted by Ellen DeGeneres herself) is a famous television show known for its fun, humorous, and sarcastic interviews with different personalities ranging from comedians, entertainment and sport celebrities, Hollywood actors, multi-awarded singers, and supermodels–well, basically everyone famous.
Twitter account: @YouTube
Following: 76.3+ million followers
YouTube is an online media platform that was launched on February 14, 2005, by co-founders Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. YouTube is an app where you can make videos and make money with it. Most people nowadays are engaged in YouTube to look for informational content, entertainment clips, movie trailers, teasers, vlogs, as well as educational, inspirational and motivational videos. Aside from watching videos, YouTube gives you an opportunity to generate money and make more with it through posting videos and getting thousands and hundred thousands to million (and billion) views.
Twitter account: @KimKardashian
Following: 73.6+ million followers
Kim Kardashian (born Kimberly Noel Kardashian) is a world-renowned billionaire CEO and founder of global hit cosmetics products KKW Beauty & SKKN. She is not only an incredibly successful businesswoman, Kim Kardashian is also a famous TV personality known for her major role in the hit reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Twitter account: @selenagomez
Following: 66.2+ million followers
Selena Gomez is an American singer who began her career at a very young age. She holds multiple Gold & Platinum Records for her music albums since her debut in 2009. Apart from that, she is also a Disney baby who is famous for her role in Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place and has made a lot of teen fictions over the years including ‘Monte Carlo’ in 2011.
Twitter account: @jtimberlake
Following: 62.9+ million followers
Justin Timberlake is an award-winning American singer-songwriter. He was once crowned the Best Soloist Male Performer in the history of mainstream and earned approximately $44 million between June 2007-2008 for his works. As he entered the world of acting, he also received multiple awards including the famous musical animation films ‘Trolls’.
CNN Breaking News
Twitter account: @CNN
Following: 59.8+ million followers
CNN Breaking News is a subsidiary department of the CNN Global Network which was founded in 1980 as a 24-hour cable broadcasting agency that provides factual, reliable, credible and authentic information to the international public. The news platform is dedicated to give the public news about the worldwide current events of environmental and social issues, as well as professional sports organization updates, and global phenomena.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS?
It actually depends. For a notable person or celebrity, 6 months would already be too long to reach the first million followers. But for average folks, it would take some time before the million followers goal becomes reachable.
Who Has the Most Twitter Followers Worldwide?
The most influential person in Twitter, by far, is the former President Barack Obama with more than 133 million followers–making him Top 1 among most popular accounts on Twitter.
Who Had the First Twitter Account?
Twitter Founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey, is the longest running Twitter account holder. He also holds the record of the first tweet sent ‘just setting up my twttr’ which he successfully sold as an NFT (non-fungible ticket) for a whopping $2.9 million price.
Who are the Famous Personalities who Quit Twitter?
According to former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, the permanent suspension of former US President Donald Trump was thoroughly assessed in accordance with Twitter’s Terms & Conditions.
For some reasons unknown to the public, Ariana Grande appears to have deleted her Twitter account last December 24, 2021.