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 and Rihanna 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 January 1st, 2022.

The list includes, without ranking them, accounts that were suspended or deleted while they had enough followers to be part of the top 50, such as Donald Trump[2] and Ariana Grande.[3]

Rank Change Account name Owner Followers[1]
(millions)
Occupation Country Brand
1 Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 130.5 44th President of the United States  United States
2 Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 114.2 Musician  Canada
3 Steady @katyperry Katy Perry 108.7 Musician  United States
4 Steady @rihanna Rihanna 104.0 Musician and businesswoman  Barbados
5 Steady @cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 96.6 Footballer  Portugal
6 Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 89.8 Musician  United States
Steady @realDonaldTrump[2] Donald Trump 88.8 45th President of the United States  United States
Steady @ArianaGrande[3] Ariana Grande 85.3 Musician and actress  United States
7 Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 84.1 Musician and actress  United States
8 Steady @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 77.6 Comedian and television hostess  United States
9 Increase @narendramodi Narendra Modi 74.9 Prime Minister of India  India
10 Decrease @YouTube YouTube 74.0 Online video platform  United States Yes
11 Increase @elonmusk Elon Musk 71 Businessman and engineer  United States
12 Steady @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian 70.9 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
13 Decrease @selenagomez Selena Gomez 65.5 Musician and actress  United States
14 Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 63.2 Musician and actor  United States
15 Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 61.8 News channel  United States Yes
16 Steady @Twitter[a] Twitter 60.7 Social media platform  United States Yes
17 Steady @BillGates Bill Gates 56.8 Businessman and philanthropist  United States
18 Increase @cnn CNN 55.9 News channel  United States Yes
19 Decrease @britneyspears Britney Spears 55.8 Musician  United States
20 Steady @neymarjr Neymar 55.7 Footballer  Brazil
21 Steady @ddlovato Demi Lovato 54.4 Musician and actor  United States
22 Steady @shakira Shakira 52.6 Musician  Colombia
23 IncreaseIncrease @nasa NASA 51.7 Space agency  United States Yes
24 Decrease @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51.4 Comedian and television host  United States
25 Decrease @nytimes The New York Times 51.4 Newspaper  United States Yes
26 Decrease @kingjames LeBron James 50.6 Basketball player  United States
27 Steady @bbcbreaking BBC Breaking News 48.7 News channel  United Kingdom Yes
28 Steady @srbachchan Amitabh Bachchan 46.9 Actor  India
29 Steady @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 46.4 Musician and actress  United States
30 Increase @pmoindia PMO India 46.2 Office of the Prime Minister of India  India Yes
31 Increase @imvkohli Virat Kohli 45.9 Cricketer  India
32 DecreaseDecrease @JLo Jennifer Lopez 45.2 Musician and actress  United States
33 Steady @beingsalmankhan Salman Khan 43.5 Actor and film producer  India
34 IncreaseIncrease @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 43.5 Actor and film producer  India
37 Increase @bts_twt BTS 43.4 Musicians  South Korea
35 Decrease @oprah Oprah Winfrey 43.1 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
36 Decrease @brunomars Bruno Mars 43.1 Musician  United States
38 Decrease @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 42.2 Actor and film producer  India
39 Steady @niallofficial Niall Horan 41.3 Musician  Republic of Ireland
40 IncreaseIncrease @realmadrid Real Madrid CF 39.6 Football club  Spain Yes
41 Decrease @KylieJenner Kylie Jenner 39.5 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
42 Decrease @drake Drake 39.4 Rapper  Canada
43 Steady @fcbarcelona FC Barcelona 39.4 Football club  Spain Yes
44 Steady @sportscenter SportsCenter 39.1 Sports channel  United States Yes
45 Steady @espn ESPN 38.6 Sports channel  United States Yes
46 Steady @championsleague UEFA Champions League 38.5 Football tournament  Europe Yes
47 Steady @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 37.3 Musician and actor  United Kingdom
48 Steady @kevinhart4real Kevin Hart 36.9 Comedian and actor  United States
49 IncreaseIncrease @bts_bighit BTS 36.8 Musicians  South Korea Yes
50 Steady @sachin_rt Sachin Tendulkar 36.7 Cricketer  India
as of 15 January 2022

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies.[4] 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.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Top 100 most followed Twitter accounts". Social Blade. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Twitter 'permanently suspends' Trump's account". BBC News. 9 January 2021. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Kayleigh (26 December 2021). "Ariana Grande Deleted Her Twitter Account for Christmas and PPL Are *Very* Concerned". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  4. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.