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 September 1, 2020[update].
|Account name||Owner||Followers |
|1||@BarackObama||Barack Obama||122||Former U.S. president|
|4||@rihanna||Rihanna||98||Musician and businesswoman|
|7||@realDonaldTrump||Donald Trump||86||Current U.S. president|
|8||@ladygaga||Lady Gaga||82||Musician and actress|
|9||@TheEllenShow||Ellen DeGeneres||80||Comedian and television host|
|10||@ArianaGrande||Ariana Grande||77||Musician and actress|
|11||@YouTube||YouTube||72||Online video platform|
|12||@KimKardashian||Kim Kardashian||67||Television personality and businesswoman|
|13||@jtimberlake||Justin Timberlake||64||Musician and actor|
|14||@selenagomez||Selena Gomez||62||Musician and actress|
|15||@narendramodi||Narendra Modi||62||Current Prime Minister of India|
|16||@cnnbrk||CNN Breaking News||59||News channel|
|17||58||Social media platform|
|19||@ddlovato||Demi Lovato||56||Musician and actress|
|21||@jimmyfallon||Jimmy Fallon||52||Comedian and television host|
|22||@BillGates||Bill Gates||52||Businessman and philanthropist|
|25||@nytimes||The New York Times||47||Newspaper|
|26||@KingJames||LeBron James||47||Basketball player|
|27||@JLo||Jennifer Lopez||45||Musician and actress|
|28||@BBCBreaking||BBC Breaking News||45||News channel|
|29||@MileyCyrus||Miley Cyrus||45||Musician and actress|
|31||@Oprah||Oprah Winfrey||43||Television personality and businesswoman|
|33||@BeingSalmanKhan||Salman Khan||42||Actor and film producer|
|34||@iamsrk||Shah Rukh Khan||41||Actor and film producer|
|39||@elonmusk||Elon Musk||38||Industrial designer and tech entrepreneur|
|40||@PMOIndia||PMO India||38||Office of the Prime Minister of India|
|43||@KevinHart4real||Kevin Hart||36||Comedian and actor|
|47||@KylieJenner||Kylie Jenner||35||Television personality and businesswoman|
|48||35||Social media platform|
|50||@realmadrid||Real Madrid CF||35||Football club|
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- On June 16, 2017, American singer Katy Perry became the first 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 being involved in a controversy. At the time, she was ranked 14th and had over 57 million followers. On January 14, 2020, she had reactivated her account and started tweeting again under the new name, "Team Demi."
- "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
- 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.