List of most-followed Twitter accounts
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Top 50 accounts
The following table lists the top 50 most followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user. Account totals and monthly changes in ranking were last updated on January 23, 2021[update].
|Account name||Owner||Followers |
|1||@BarackObama||Barack Obama||128||44th President of the United States|
|4||@rihanna||Rihanna||100||Musician and businesswoman|
|7||@ladygaga||Lady Gaga||83||Musician and actress|
|8||@ArianaGrande||Ariana Grande||80||Musician and actress|
|9||@TheEllenShow||Ellen DeGeneres||79||Comedian and television hostess|
|10||@YouTube||YouTube||72||Online video platform|
|11||@KimKardashian||Kim Kardashian||68||Television personality and businesswoman|
|12||@narendramodi||Narendra Modi||65||Current Prime Minister of India|
|13||@jtimberlake||Justin Timberlake||64||Musician and actor|
|14||@selenagomez||Selena Gomez||64||Musician and actress|
|15||@cnnbrk||CNN Breaking News||59||News channel|
|16||58||Social media platform|
|19||@BillGates||Bill Gates||53||Businessman and philanthropist|
|21||@jimmyfallon||Jimmy Fallon||51||Comedian and television host|
|24||@KingJames||LeBron James||48||Basketball player|
|25||@nytimes||The New York Times||48||Newspaper|
|26||@BBCBreaking||BBC Breaking News||46||News channel|
|27||@MileyCyrus||Miley Cyrus||45||Musician and actress|
|28||@JLo||Jennifer Lopez||45||Musician and actress|
|30||@Oprah||Oprah Winfrey||43||Television personality and businesswoman|
|33||@elonmusk||Elon Musk||42||Industrial designer and tech entrepreneur|
|34||@BeingSalmanKhan||Salman Khan||42||Actor and film producer|
|35||@iamsrk||Shah Rukh Khan||41||Actor and film producer|
|38||@PMOIndia||PMO India||40||Office of the Prime Minister of India|
|42||@KevinHart4real||Kevin Hart||36||Comedian and actor|
|43||@KylieJenner||Kylie Jenner||36||Television personality and businesswoman|
|47||@realmadrid||Real Madrid CF||35||Football club|
|49||@FCBarcelona||FC Barcelona||35||Football club|
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- On June 16, 2017, American singer Katy Perry became the first account to exceed 100 million followers.
- On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies. 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.
- On February 3, 2019, American singer Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account after facing backlash on the platform. At the time, she was the 14th most-followed account, with over 57 million followers. On January 14, 2020, she had reactivated her account and started tweeting again under the new name, "Team Demi". In July 2020, her account was changed back to "@ddlovato".
- On January 8, 2021, then-U.S. president Donald Trump was permanently suspended by Twitter, following the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol. Twitter cited its violent threats policy in removing Trump's account, claiming his profile showed a "risk of further incitement of violence." At the time, he was the sixth most-followed account, with over 88 million followers.
- "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
- Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
- 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.
- Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
- Miller, Hayley (February 4, 2019). "Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account After Hateful Backlash Over 21 Savage Meme". HuffPost. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Bleznak, Becca (August 6, 2020). "Demi Lovato Returns to Twitter Amid 7th Album Rumors, But She's Only Following 1 Person". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
- @TwitterSafety (January 8, 2021). "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence" (Tweet) – via Twitter.