List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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Barack Obama is currently the most followed account on Twitter with over 115 million followers.

The list below contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Twitter.[1] Former U.S. president Barack Obama tops the list with over 115 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, and their country of origin.[1] It was last updated on April 8, 2020.

Rank Change
(monthly)
Account name Owner Followers
(millions)
Activity Country
1 Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 115 Former U.S. president  USA
2 Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 111 Musician  CAN
3 Steady @katyperry Katy Perry 109 Musician  USA
4 Steady @rihanna Rihanna 96 Musician and businesswoman  BAR
5 Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 86 Musician  USA
6 Steady @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 84 Footballer  POR
7 Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 81 Musician and actress  USA
8 Steady @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 80 Comedian  USA
9 Steady @realDonaldTrump Donald Trump 76 Current U.S. president  USA
10 Increase @ArianaGrande Ariana Grande 73 Musician and actress  USA
11 Decrease @YouTube YouTube 72 Online video platform  USA
12 Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 65 Musician and actor  USA
13 Steady @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian 65 Television personality and businesswoman  USA
14 Steady @selenagomez Selena Gomez 61 Musician and actress  USA
15 Steady @twitter Twitter 58 Social media platform  USA
16 Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 57 News channel  USA
17 Steady @britneyspears Britney Spears 56 Musician  USA
18 Steady @narendramodi Narendra Modi 55 Current Prime Minister of India  IND
19 Steady @shakira Shakira 52 Musician  COL
20 Steady @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 52 Comedian  USA
21 Steady @BillGates Bill Gates 49 Businessman and philanthropist  USA
22 Increase @CNN CNN 47 News channel  USA
23 Decrease @neymarjr Neymar 46 Footballer  BRA
24 Increase @nytimes The New York Times 46 Newspaper  USA
25 Decrease @KingJames LeBron James 45 Basketball player  USA
26 Increase @JLo Jennifer Lopez 45 Musician and actress  USA
27 Decrease @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 45 Musician and actress  USA
28 Steady @BrunoMars Bruno Mars 43 Musician  USA
29 Steady @Oprah Oprah Winfrey 43 Television personality and businesswoman  USA
30 Steady @BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News 43 News channel  UK
31 Steady @SrBachchan Amitabh Bachchan 41 Actor  IND
32 Steady @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 40 Actor and film producer  IND
33 Increase @BeingSalmanKhan Salman Khan 40 Actor and film producer  IND
34 Decrease @NiallOfficial Niall Horan 39 Musician  IRE
35 Steady @Drake Drake 39 Rapper  CAN
36 Steady @SportsCenter SportsCenter 36 Sports channel  USA
37 Steady @KevinHart4real Kevin Hart 36 Comedian and actor  USA
38 Steady @wizkhalifa Wiz Khalifa 36 Rapper  USA
39 Increase @NASA NASA 36 Space agency  USA
40 Decrease @instagram Instagram 36 Social media platform  USA
41 Steady @espn ESPN 35 Sports channel  USA
42 IncreaseIncrease @akshaykumar Akshay Kumar 35 Actor  IND
43 Decrease @LilTunechi Lil Wayne 35 Rapper  USA
44 Increase @imVkohli Virat Kohli 35 Cricketer  IND
45 DecreaseDecrease @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 34 Musician  UK
46 Steady @realmadrid Real Madrid CF 34 Football club  ESP
47 IncreaseIncreaseIncrease @PMOIndia PMO India 34 Office of the Prime Minister of India  IND
48 Decrease @Louis_Tomlinson Louis Tomlinson 34 Musician  UK
49 Steady @elonmusk Elon Musk 33 Industrial designer and tech entrepreneur  RSA
50 DecreaseDecrease @LiamPayne Liam Payne 33 Musician  UK

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]

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.


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