List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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Barack Obama is currently the most followed account on Twitter with over 122 million followers.

This list contains the top 50 accounts with the most followers on the social media platform Twitter.[1] Former U.S. president Barack Obama tops the list with over 122 million followers.

Top 50 accounts[edit]

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.[1] Account totals and monthly changes in ranking were last updated on September 1, 2020.

Rank Change
(monthly)
Account name Owner Followers
(millions)
Activity
1 Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 122 Former U.S. president
2 Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 112 Musician
3 Steady @katyperry Katy Perry 108 Musician
4 Steady @rihanna Rihanna 98 Musician and businesswoman
5 Increase @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 88 Footballer
6 Decrease @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 87 Musician
7 Steady @realDonaldTrump Donald Trump 86 Current U.S. president
8 Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 82 Musician and actress
9 Steady @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 80 Comedian and television host
10 Steady @ArianaGrande Ariana Grande 77 Musician and actress
11 Steady @YouTube YouTube 72 Online video platform
12 Steady @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian 67 Television personality and businesswoman
13 Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 64 Musician and actor
14 Steady @selenagomez Selena Gomez 62 Musician and actress
15 Steady @narendramodi Narendra Modi 62 Current Prime Minister of India
16 Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 59 News channel
17 Steady @twitter Twitter 58 Social media platform
18 Steady @britneyspears Britney Spears 56 Musician
19 Steady @ddlovato Demi Lovato 56 Musician and actress
20 Steady @shakira Shakira 52 Musician
21 Steady @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 52 Comedian and television host
22 Steady @BillGates Bill Gates 52 Businessman and philanthropist
23 Steady @CNN CNN 50 News channel
24 Steady @neymarjr Neymar 49 Footballer
25 Steady @nytimes The New York Times 47 Newspaper
26 Steady @KingJames LeBron James 47 Basketball player
27 Steady @JLo Jennifer Lopez 45 Musician and actress
28 Increase @BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News 45 News channel
29 Decrease @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 45 Musician and actress
30 Steady @SrBachchan Amitabh Bachchan 44 Actor
31 Steady @Oprah Oprah Winfrey 43 Television personality and businesswoman
32 Steady @BrunoMars Bruno Mars 43 Musician
33 Steady @BeingSalmanKhan Salman Khan 42 Actor and film producer
34 Steady @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 41 Actor and film producer
35 Steady @NiallOfficial Niall Horan 40 Musician
36 Steady @NASA NASA 40 Space agency
37 Steady @Drake Drake 39 Musician
38 Steady @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 39 Actor
39 Increase @elonmusk Elon Musk 38 Industrial designer and tech entrepreneur
40 Decrease @PMOIndia PMO India 38 Office of the Prime Minister of India
41 Steady @imVkohli Virat Kohli 38 Cricketer
42 Steady @SportsCenter SportsCenter 37 Sports channel
43 Increase @KevinHart4real Kevin Hart 36 Comedian and actor
44 Decrease @wizkhalifa Wiz Khalifa 36 Musician
45 Steady @espn ESPN 36 Sports channel
46 Increase @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 35 Musician
47 Increase @KylieJenner Kylie Jenner 35 Television personality and businesswoman
48 DecreaseDecrease @instagram Instagram 35 Social media platform
49 Steady @LilTunechi Lil Wayne 35 Musician
50 Steady @realmadrid Real Madrid CF 35 Football club

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • On June 16, 2017, American singer Katy Perry became the first to exceed 100 million followers.[2]
  • On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies.[3] 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.[4]
  • On February 3, 2019, American singer Demi Lovato deleted her Twitter account after being involved in a controversy. At the time, she was ranked 14th and had over 57 million followers.[5] On January 14, 2020, she had reactivated her account and started tweeting again under the new name, "Team Demi."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  2. ^ Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Miller, Hayley (February 4, 2019). "Demi Lovato Deletes Twitter Account After Hateful Backlash Over 21 Savage Meme". HuffPost. Retrieved February 4, 2019.