List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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This list contains the top 50 accounts with the most followers on the social media platform Twitter. Barack Obama, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Cristiano Ronaldo top the list, with over 100 million followers each.

Most followed accounts on Twitter[edit]

The following table lists the top 50 most-followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest hundred thousand, as well as the profession or activity of each user.[1] Account totals and monthly changes in ranking were last updated on June 16, 2022 [2] Account totals and monthly changes in ranking were last updated on June 16, 2022.

The list includes, without ranking them, accounts that were suspended (by Twitter) or deleted (by the user) while they had enough followers to be part of the top 50, such as Donald Trump[3] and Ariana Grande.[4]

Rank Change Account name Owner Brand
account
Followers
(millions)
Occupation Country
1 Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 132.1 44th President of the United States of America  United States
2 Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 114.1 Musician  Canada
3 Steady @katyperry Katy Perry 108.8 Musician  United States
4 Steady @rihanna Rihanna 106.8 Musician  Barbados
5 Steady @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 101.2 Football player  Portugal
6 Increase @elonmusk Elon Musk 99.8 Engineer and Business magnate  United States
7 Decrease @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 90.3 Musician  United States
Steady @realDonaldTrump[3] Donald Trump 88.8 45th President of the United States of America  United States
Steady @ArianaGrande[4] Ariana Grande 85.3 Musician and actress  United States
8 Decrease @ladygaga Lady Gaga 84.7 Musician and actress  United States
9 Increase @narendramodi Narendra Modi 79.9 Prime Minister of India  India
10 Decrease @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 77.4 Comedian and television host  United States
11 Steady @YouTube YouTube Yes 75.4 Online video sharing platform  United States
12 Steady @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian 72.7 Television personality  United States
13 Steady @selenagomez Selena Gomez 65.9 Musician and actress  United States
14 Increase @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News Yes 63.2 News channel  United States
15 Decrease @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 63.1 Musician and actor  United States
16 Steady @Twitter[a] Twitter Yes 61.9 Social media platform  United States
17 Steady @BillGates Bill Gates 59.5 Businessman and philanthropist  United States
18 Increase @NASA NASA Yes 58.6 Space agency  United States
19 Decrease @CNN CNN Yes 58.5 News channel  United States
20 Decrease @neymarjr Neymar 57.0 Football player  Brazil
21 Decrease @britneyspears Britney Spears 55.8 Musician  United States
22 Steady @ddlovato Demi Lovato 54.1 Musician and actress  United States
23 Increase @nytimes The New York Times Yes 53.2 Newspaper  United States
24 Decrease @shakira Shakira 53.1 Musician  Colombia
26 Increase @KingJames LeBron James 51.6 Basketball player  United States
25 Decrease @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51.3 Comedian and television host  United States
27 Steady @BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News Yes 50.2 News channel  United Kingdom
28 Steady @PMOIndia PMO India Yes 48.9 Office of the Prime Minister of India  India
29 Steady @imVkohli Virat Kohli 48.6 Cricket player  India
30 Steady @SrBachchan Amitabh Bachchan 47.5 Actor  India
31 Steady @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 46.7 Musician and actress  United States
32 Increase @BTS_twt BTS 46.4 Musicians/K-pop  South Korea
33 Decrease @JLo Jennifer Lopez 45.3 Musician and actress  United States
34 Steady @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 44.8 Actor  India
35 Steady @BeingSalmanKhan Salman Khan 44.1 Actor  India
36 Increase @BrunoMars Bruno Mars 43.2 Musician  United States
37 Decrease @Oprah Oprah Winfrey 43.2 Television personality  United States
38 Increase @realmadrid Real Madrid CF Yes 42.6 Football club  Spain
39 Decrease @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 42.5 Actor  India
40 Decrease @FCBarcelona FC Barcelona Yes 42.0 Football club  Spain
41 Increase @ChampionsLeague UEFA Champions League Yes 41.8 Football tournament  Europe
42 Decrease @NiallOfficial Niall Horan 41.2 Musician  Ireland
43 Increase @espn ESPN Yes 40.6 Sports channel  United States
44 Decrease @SportsCenter SportsCenter Yes 40.2 Sports channel  United States
45 Decrease @KylieJenner Kylie Jenner 39.9 Television personality  United States
46 Increase @bts_bighit BTS 39.8 Musicians/K-pop  South Korea
47 Decrease @Drake Drake 39.5 Rapper  Canada
48 Increase @NBA NBA Yes 37.8 Basketball tournament  United States
49 Decrease @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 37.8 Musician  United Kingdom
50 Decrease @sachin_rt Sachin Tendulkar 37.4 Cricket player  India
As of June 21, 2022

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies.[5] Consequently, Twitter's own account took the fastest and greatest plunge out of all the top 50 accounts, from 63 million to 55 million followers, and in ranking, from 11th to 16th place.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 100 most followed Twitter accounts". Social Blade. Archived from the original on 2 January 2022. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Twitter Most Popular Profiles Top 200". TrendMemo.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ a b "Twitter 'permanently suspends' Trump's account". BBC News. 9 January 2021. Archived from the original on 8 June 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b Roberts, Kayleigh (26 December 2021). "Ariana Grande Deleted Her Twitter Account for Christmas and PPL Are *Very* Concerned". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 27 December 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Archived from the original on August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on August 23, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.