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 over 130 million followers as of September 2021.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is the most-followed world leader and Asian on Twitter, with over 71 million followers as of September 2021.[1]
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is the most-followed European on Twitter, with over 94 million followers as of September 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 hundred thousand followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user.[2] Account totals and monthly changes in ranking were last updated on 12 September 2021.

Rank Change Account name Owner Followers[2]
Occupation Country
1 Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 130.0 44th President of the United States  United States
2 Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 114.0 Musician  Canada
3 Steady @katyperry[a] Katy Perry 108.7 Musician  United States
4 Steady @rihanna Rihanna 102.9 Musician and businesswoman  Barbados
5 Steady @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 94.3 Footballer  Portugal
6 Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 88.7 Musician  United States
7 Steady @arianagrande Ariana Grande 84.2 Musician and actress  United States
8 Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 83.7 Musician and actress  United States
9 Steady @theellenshow Ellen DeGeneres 77.9 Comedian and television hostess  United States
10 Steady @youtube YouTube 73.2 Online video platform  United States
11 Steady @narendramodi Narendra Modi 71.2 Prime Minister of India  India
12 Steady @kimkardashian Kim Kardashian 70.1 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
13 Steady @selenagomez Selena Gomez 65.0 Musician and actress  United States
14 Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 63.4 Musician and actor  United States
15 Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 61.3 News channel  United States
16 Steady @elonmusk Elon Musk 60.0 Business magnate  United States
17 Steady @twitter[b] Twitter 59.5 Social media platform  United States
18 Steady @britneyspears Britney Spears 55.5 Musician  United States
19 Steady @billgates Bill Gates 55.5 Businessman and philanthropist  United States
20 Steady @neymarjr Neymar 54.6 Footballer  Brazil
21 Increase @cnn CNN 54.6 News channel  United States
22 Decrease @ddlovato Demi Lovato 54.6 Musician  United States
23 Steady @shakira Shakira 52.5 Musician  Colombia
24 Steady @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51.3 Comedian and television host  United States
25 Steady @nytimes The New York Times 50.4 Newspaper  United States
26 Steady @kingjames LeBron James 50.1 Basketball player  United States
27 Steady @nasa NASA 48.4 Space agency  United States
28 Steady @bbcbreaking BBC Breaking News 48.1 News channel  United Kingdom
29 Steady @mileycyrus Miley Cyrus 46.3 Musician and actress  United States
30 Steady @srbachchan Amitabh Bachchan 46.1 Actor  India
31 Steady @jlo Jennifer Lopez 45.1 Musician and actress  United States
32 Steady @pmoindia PMO India 43.9 Office of the Prime Minister of India  India
33 Steady @imvkohli Virat Kohli 43.6 Cricketer  India
34 Steady @oprah Oprah Winfrey 43.1 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
35 Steady @brunomars Bruno Mars 43.1 Musician  United States
36 Steady @beingsalmankhan Salman Khan 42.8 Actor and film producer  India
37 Steady @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 42.2 Actor and film producer  India
38 Steady @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 41.9 Actor and film producer  India
39 Steady @niallofficial Niall Horan 41.3 Musician  Ireland
40 Steady @drake Drake 39.2 Rapper  Canada
41 Steady @bts_twt BTS 39.1 Musicians  South Korea
42 Steady @kyliejenner Kylie Jenner 39.0 Television personality and businesswoman  United States
43 Steady @realmadrid Real Madrid CF 38.5 Football club  Spain
44 Steady @sportscenter SportsCenter 38.1 Sports channel  United States
45 Steady @fcbarcelona FC Barcelona 38.0 Football club  Spain
45 Steady @espn ESPN 37.5 Sports channel  United States
47 Steady @harry_styles Harry Styles 36.8 Musician  United Kingdom
48 Steady @kevinhart4real Kevin Hart 36.7 Comedian and actor  United States
49 Increase @championsleague UEFA Champions League 36.3 Football tournament  Europe
50 Decrease @wizkhalifa Wiz Khalifa 36.3 Rapper  United States
As of September 15, 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. ^ Narendra Modi on Twitter
  2. ^ a b "Top 50 Twitter users sorted by Followers". Social Blade. Retrieved July 26, 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.