Ever since the twitter social networking site was launched in 2006, it has become the favorite for the who’s who of the world. Twitter has more than 336 million users per month in the world. It has become a rage among the singers, actors, politicians, businessmen, athletes, authors and other famous celebrities.
Here we look at the most followed people on Twitter in the world.
1. Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. Her account @katyperry has the maximum number of followers on Twitter. She has a very strong presence on Twitter with more than 9,000 tweets & active since February 2009. Katy Perry has a whopping 109,597,154 Twitter followers.
2. Justin Bieber
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer, actor and songwriter. Justin Bieber remains the second most followed celebrity on twitter with 106,531,186 Twitter followers. He has more than 30,000 tweets & active on Twitter since March 2009.
3. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American leader who served as the 44th President of the United States from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017. Though he is no longer president, his account remains one of the most followed and popular accounts in the world. He has 103,210,420 Twitter followers & 15,000+ tweets. He ranks third for number of followers among all Twitter users and joined in March 2007.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.With 88,784,027 Twitter followers, she holds fourth position among all Twitter users. She has more than 10,000 tweets and joined in October 2009.
5. Taylor Swift
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer & songwriter. One of the world’s leading recording artists, she is best known for narrative songs about her life, which have received overwhelming media coverage. She has only 99 tweets since 2008 & 85,538,173 Twitter followers. She holds fifth position among all Twitter users.
6. Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta is better known as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her unconventionality and provocative work as well as experimentation. In addition to tweeting about her music and tours, Lady Gaga has used her Twitter presence to share details of her struggle with fibromyalgia and to champion the rights of LGBT people.With 78,880,697 Twitter followers she is ranked sixth for most number of followers among all Twitter users & joined in March 2008.
7. Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist. Ellen DeGeneres is Twitter’s most popular TV personality. In 2014, her Oscar-selfie tweet broke records for the most retweeted tweet ever, at the time. She has been active on Twitter since August 2008, Ellen DeGeneres made has a whopping 78,101,313 Twitter followers and ranks seventh for number of followers among all Twitter users.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team..He is the highest paid athlete in the world according to Forbes. Active on Twitter since June 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo has 73,928,451 Twitter followers and eighth most followed account on Twitter.
YouTube is the most popular website on Twitter. The world’s most popular video portal is among the top accounts on Twitter. It has been active on twitter since November 2007 and has 72,303,921 followers. Youtube is ranked ninth most followed account on twitter.
10. Justin Timberlake
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Justin Timberlake is the reigning star in the Twitterverse. He has been active on Twitter since March 2009, and has 66,062,827 Twitter followers. Justin is ranked tenth for number of followers among all Twitter users. He has more than 3,900 tweets.
Intriguing that Twitter is not the most followed or popular site on Twitter. Since February 2007, Twitter has 62,798,822 Twitter followers and ranks eleventh for number of followers among all Twitter users with more than 6700 tweets.
12.Kim Kardashian West
Kimberly Kardashian West is an American reality television personality and socialite. Kim Kardashian West tweets a lot, with an average of 16 times a day. Active on Twitter since March 2009, Kim Kardashian West has 60,178,518 Twitter followers and is ranked twelfth most followed account with more than 27000 tweets.
13. Britney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, dancer, and actress. She has been active on Twitter since September 2008, Britney Spears has 58,193,578 Twitter followers ranks thirteenth most followed person in the world. She has more than 5400 tweets.
14. Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande Butera is an American singer and actress. Active on Twitter since February 2009, Ariana has 57,631,768 Twitter followers and ranks fourteenth most followed account. She has more than 41,100 tweets.
15. Demi Lovato
Demetria Devonne Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Demi Lovato is one of several former Disney stars who dominate Twitter. She has been active on Twitter since February 2009, and has 57,221,276 Twitter followers. She is currently the fifteenth most followed account on twitter and has more than 17,000 tweets.