List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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American politician and former U.S. President Barack Obama is the most-followed account holder on Twitter, with 129.7 million followers as of June 2021.

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.

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 24 May 2021.

Rank Change Account name Owner Followers
Occupation Country
1 Steady @barackobama[2] Barack Obama 129.5 44th President of the United States  United States
2 Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 113.8 Musician  Canada
3 Steady @katyperry[a] Katy Perry 108.8 Musician  United States
4 Steady @rihanna Rihanna 102.2 Musician and businesswoman  Barbados
5 Steady @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 92.1 Footballer  Portugal
6 Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 88.4 Musician  United States
7 Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 83.6 Musician and actress  United States
8 Steady @arianagrande Ariana Grande 83.2 Musician and actress  United States
9 Steady @theellenshow Ellen DeGeneres 78.3 Comedian and television hostess  United States
10 Steady @youtube YouTube 72.9 Online video platform  United States
11 Steady @kimkardashian Kim Kardashian 69.6 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
12 Steady @narendramodi Narendra Modi 68.8 Current Prime Minister of India  India
13 Steady @selenagomez Selena Gomez 64.8 Musician and actress  United States
14 Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 63.6 Musician and actor  United States
15 Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 61 News channel  United States
16 Steady @twitter[b] Twitter 59.2 Social media platform  United States
17 Increase @elonmusk Elon Musk 57 Businessman  United States
18 Decrease @britneyspears Britney Spears 55.6 Musician  United States
19 Decrease @ddlovato Demi Lovato 54.9 Musician  United States
20 Steady @billgates Bill Gates 54.9 Businessman and philanthropist  United States
21 Steady @cnn CNN 53.7 News channel  United States
22 Steady @neymarjr Neymar 53.6 Footballer  Brazil
23 Steady @shakira Shakira 52.6 Musician  Colombia
24 Steady @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51.4 Comedian and television host  United States
25 Steady @nytimes The New York Times 49.8 Newspaper  United States
26 Steady @kingjames LeBron James 49.6 Basketball player  United States
27 Steady @bbcbreaking BBC Breaking News 47.8 News channel  United Kingdom
28 Increase @nasa NASA 46.7 Space agency  United States
29 Decrease @mileycyrus Miley Cyrus 46.2 Musician and actress  United States
30 Steady @srbachchan Amitabh Bachchan 45.7 Actor  India
31 Steady @jlo Jennifer Lopez 45 Musician and actress  United States
32 Steady @oprah Oprah Winfrey 43.3 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
33 Steady @brunomars Bruno Mars 43.1 Musician  United States
34 Steady @pmoindia PMO India 42.6 Office of the Prime Minister of India  India
35 Increase


Salman Khan 42.5 Actor and film producer  India
36 Increase @imvkohli Virat Kohli 42.2 Cricketer  India
37 Decrease @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 41.8 Actor and film producer  India
38 Increase @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 41.5 Actor and film producer  India
39 Decrease @niallofficial Niall Horan 41.2 Musician  Ireland
40 Steady @drake Drake 39.1 Rapper  Canada
41 Steady @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner 38.5 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
42 Steady @sportscenter SportsCenter 37.6 Sports channel  United States
43 Increase @realmadrid Real Madrid CF 37.3 Football club  Spain
44 Steady @espn ESPN 36.9 Sports channel  United States
45 Steady @harry_styles Harry Styles 36.7 Musician  United Kingdom
46 Increase @fcbarcelona FC Barcelona 36.7 Football club  Spain
47 Decrease @kevinhart4real Kevin Hart 36.6 Comedian and actor  United States
48 Decrease @wizkhalifa Wiz Khalifa 36.3 Rapper  United States
49 Increase @bts_twt BTS 35.8 Musicians  South Korea
50 Steady @louis_tomlinson Louis Tomlinson 35.7 Musician  United Kingdom
As of 30 May, 2021


  1. ^ On June 16, 2017, American singer Katy Perry became the first account to exceed 100 million followers.[3]
  2. ^ 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]


  1. ^ "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "Social media use by Barack Obama", Wikipedia, May 20, 2021, retrieved May 30, 2021
  3. ^ Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  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.