We all go to Twitter to share our ideas on any topic, as well as to follow our favorite celebrities. Twitter is also where we acquire the most up-to-date information. Indeed, Twitter has risen in popularity as a means of staying informed, and outstanding news channels are quite popular on Twitter, attracting a large number of followers who want to stay updated. This is also how popular hashtags on Twitter are generated.
Fans can show their support for their favorite artist’s most recent album. Artists can respond to tweets by commenting to them, retweeting them, or like them. On Twitter, musicians and artists tend to be the most popular accounts; let’s look over the list and see who has the most followers.
Top 20 Most Followed Twitter Accounts
Given below is a list of the 20 most-followed accounts on Twitter.
20. Demi Lovato – 54.7Ṁ
Demi Lovato is our first pop star on the list, coming in at number 20. In January 2020, they began their Twitter activities, and millions of new followers/stans quickly joined right after. It seems like their press team most likely uses their account to promote their songs. They are one of the most followed people on Twitter.
19. Bill Gates – 55.2M
Bill Gates, one of Microsoft’s founders and a multibillionaire, is at the top of our list. While he rose to prominence in the tech industry, he now devotes much of his time to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
18. Britney Spears – 55.5M
Britney Spears is another music diva on the list (though probably not the last). She’s maintained her career through a combination of scandal and success since becoming an international adolescent phenomenon. Despite being overshadowed by other music singers today, she remains one of the world’s most well-known figures.
With popularity comes Twitter followers, but Britney has a sizable celebrity following of her own. Her Twitter feed is standard fare. Updates about her songs and concerts, as well as personal posts and behind-the-scenes films.
17. Elon Musk – 58.8M
With goods ranging from electric automobiles to rockets, Elon Musk has become a household brand throughout the years (and in one case, literally launching an electric car into space on a rocket). He’s attracted a lot of Twitter followers because to his interest in cryptocurrency and memes.
16. Twitter – 59.4M
It’s not surprising that the platform’s account is at the top, though they may have hoped for a higher ranking. There isn’t much to say about this. People follow the Twitter account because it posts news and updates, or because they simply enjoy Twitter.
In addition to new app and platform upgrades and other Twitter-related content, the account appears to have leaned into Twitter-style conversation with short, often cryptic tweets that hardly make sense. Weird Twitter has taken over the world.
15. CNN Breaking News – 61.1M
Following that, we have the lone news organizationLad on our list. It’s CNN’s real-time news feed. Many people, including me, use Twitter to keep up with what’s going on in the globe.
The account does exactly what it says on the tin: it provides daily updates on the most important stories from around the world.
14. Justin Timberlake – 63.4M
Timberlake, an ex-boyband member who is now a tremendously successful solo artist, has tens of millions of Twitter followers. After his role in the film The Social Network, we shouldn’t be surprised by Timberlake’s social media savvy.
On his Twitter, he doesn’t do a lot of promotion, preferring to focus on videos and photos of his own activities. Unlike the rest on this list, it looks a lot like an Instagram page.
13. Selena Gomez – 64.9M
Selena Gomez is the next celebrity to be featured on Twitter. She’s one of the world’s biggest acts as well as a well-known actress, so it’s no wonder she made the cut. Selena’s Twitter account is mostly dedicated to promoting her music and acting, with a few shoutouts to celebrity pals and personal musings thrown in for good measure.
12. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is closely linked to social media. On every social media channel she touches, the world-famous businesswoman and TV personality has amassed a sizable following. She is the fourth most powerful woman on Twitter, with Ariana Grande, Sofia Vergara, and Serena Williams among her followers. She, like the others on this list, makes use of her account. There’s a lot of promotional content (especially surrounding her KKW Beauty company) as well as normal life updates.
11. Narendra Modi – 70.1M
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first figure on our list. Modi will be ecstatic to be included on this list. He’s been a Twitter user since 2009, and he saw early on the power of social media in politics. His popularity has grown steadily since 2014, when he first came to power.
Modi utilises his account for exactly what a politician and leader of state would anticipate. He runs for office, speaks out about issues that impact India, and tweets about international diplomacy.
10. YouTube – 73M
YouTube’s popularity has crossed platforms, making them one of the most successful accounts on Twitter, according to Alexa.
YouTube’s account is rather easy, save from the snappy bio of “Like and subscribe.” On their platform, it just offers brief clips and video links. Simple and effective technique to bring attention to deserving YouTubers.
9. Ellen DeGeneres – 78M
Ellen DeGeneres is our second talk show host. Her big viewership ratings have made her a hit on Twitter as well. She is the host of the hugely famous Ellen show. We might also presume that her iconic Oscars tweet, which was for a while the most retweeted tweet of all time, contributes to her large following.
Her account is technically for her show (the handle is @TheEllenShow), thus almost all of her tweets are photographs and clips that help promote it. However, a few personal tweets do occur from time to time.
8. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is the 6th most followed person on Twitter, thanks to her great success in music and acting, particularly her recent performance in the film A Star is Born.
Her account mostly contains information about her music and acting careers, as well as the activities of her Born This Way Foundation.
7. Ariana Grande – 83.7M
Ariana Grande has had a huge couple of years, and with a string of songs, she’s seldom been out of the spotlight. Jared Leto, Harry Styles, and Lindsay Lohan are among the celebrities who follow her on Twitter.
Grande not only uses Twitter to send personal and promotional messages, but she also uses it to thank her fans.
6. Taylor Swift – 88.6M
We’re down to the wire now, and Taylor Swift is in sixth place. Being one of the most famous pop stars on the planet not only brings fame and money, but also a large number of Twitter followers.
According to brandwatch, Swift is also the most influential person on Twitter. Even more impressive is the fact that Taylor Swift seldom ever tweets.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo – 93.2M
Cristiano Ronaldo, perhaps the best football (soccer) player on the planet, is our lone sports celebrity on the list, coming in fifth place. He’s played for the Portuguese national team and for some of the world’s top teams, including Juventus F.C, Real Madrid, and Manchester United.
Ronaldo is the 4th most influential individual on Twitter, with Lil Wayne, Jack Dorsey (the CEO of Twitter), and Usain Bolt among his followers. His Twitter feed is very steady, with most of his latest posts consisting of photos of him and his family simply hanging out and doing whatever absurdly wealthy footballers do.
4. Rihanna – 102.7M
Rihanna, a megastar and beauty product entrepreneur, is another musician on our list (but far from the last). With a string of successes under her belt and her Fenty line growing in popularity, she has amassed a sizable Twitter following.
3. Katy Perry – 108.2M
Katy Perry, the world-famous pop diva, is in third place. Perry has risen from humble beginnings as a church singer to become one of the world’s most popular musicians.
Perry is followed by four members of One Direction (Zayn being the only one who hasn’t), Alicia Keys, and Neil Patrick Harris as the second most influential woman on Twitter.
2. Justin Bieber – 113.9M
Since his 2010 hit “Baby,” Justin Bieber has been a near-constant presence. He’s been in the spotlight since then, altering his style and appearance as he’s gotten older and establishing himself as one of the biggest stars in the world.
Jaden Smith, Queen Latifah, and Iggy Azalea are among Bieber’s most famous fans. He’s also Twitter’s 7th most influential person. In comparison to the others on this list, his actual account contains fewer promotional postings. Posts are few and far between, and they’re just as likely to be random musings or the type of information that any other Twitter user may share.
Barack Obama – 129.8M
Barack Obama, the two-term President of the United States, is in first position. It should come as no surprise that occupying the world’s most powerful post attracts a large following.
So here’s our entire list of 20 most followed people on twitter. Hope you enjoyed reading the article!