Have you ever been curious to know about the most-liked tweets? Ever since the popular social media platform Twitter has taken the internet by storm, the hype surrounding the platform is pushed every single day, for numerous reasons.
Before the invention of social media platforms like Twitter, there was no easy online interaction between celebrity stars/politicians and their fans. Twitter has filled that vacuum and made life easy for people from both worlds and it has proven once again that it is one of the best mediums of communication.
If you have been wondering which are the topmost liked tweets by celebrities and social media personalities, hold on as we will try to answer your question in our article today.
We have shared a table that lists the top 20 most-liked tweets on Twitter, along with the total number of likes rounded to the nearest hundred thousand (in millions) and the date it was posted.
The list is dominated by US politicians, Elon Musk, and Korean Pop sensation BTS band members.
Top 20 most liked tweets as of 2022 with their details
|Rank||Posted by||Date of tweet||Likes in Millions|
|1||Family of Chadwick Boseman||August 28, 2020||7.2|
|2||Elon Musk||April 27, 2022||4.6|
|3||Barack Obama||August 12, 2017||4.1|
|4||Joe Biden||January 20, 2021||4|
|5||Barack Obama||January 26, 2020||3.7|
|6||Andy Milonakis||May 30, 2020||3.5|
|7||Elon Musk||April 25, 2022||3.3|
|8||October 4, 2021||3.2|
|9||Jungkook||January 24, 2021||3.2|
|10||Kamala Harris||November 7, 2020||3.1|
|11||Macaulay Culkin||August 26, 2020||3.1|
|12||Jungkook||April 11, 2021||3.1|
|13||Joe Biden||November 7, 2020||3.1|
|14||V||August 16, 2020||3.1|
|15||Jungkook||May 3, 2020||3.1|
|16||J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook & V||November 20, 2021||3|
|17||Jungkook||February 24, 2021||3|
|18||Jungkook||May 29, 2021||2.9|
|19||J-Hope||November 24, 2021||2.9|
|20||Jungkook||November 22, 2021||2.9|
1. Family of Chadwick Boseman
This tweet was posted announcing the death of American actor Chadwick Boseman. Boseman was diagnosed with Colon cancer in 2016 and he passed away in the year 2020 after complications.
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020
The diagnosis was disclosed in the public domain post his death. The tweet is the most-liked tweet in the history of the social media giant, Twitter which was liked by millions of its followers and Twitter users just within 24 hours of its being posted.
It is liked by 7.2M Twitter users as of 2022.
2. Elon Musk
The Tesla CEO jokingly tweeted on 28th April 2022 that he can get the original recipe of Coca-Cola and reintroduce cocaine, an ingredient that is restricted for use as it is considered a drug according to US law.
Next I’m buying Coca-Cola to put the cocaine back in
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
The tweet went viral in a very short period of time and it received a lot of attention from fellow Twitteratis. The Tweet was liked by 4.6 million users and more than 690K users retweeted it. Elon Musk was being sarcastic after the Twitter board accepted his offer to buy out the company for $44 billion.
The World’s richest man, Elon Musk offered to purchase a 100% stake in microblogging social media platform Twitter Inc on 14th April after he acquired approximately 9% stake in the company from the open market.
3. Barack Obama
This tweet was posted by former US president Barack Obama, quoting a passage from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography in the context of the 2017 Charlottesville attack.
The picture shown in the tweet below was taken in the year 2011 by former White House photographer Pete Souza, when Obama visited a daycare center in Bethesda, Maryland.
The tweet was liked by more than 3.3 million users at the time of the announcement which surpassed Ariana Grande’s Manchester tweet in 2017. The tweet received more than 4.1 million likes as of 2022.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
4. Joe Biden
President-elect Joe Biden tweeted on the day of his swearing-in ceremony as the 46th president of the United States. This tweet was the most-liked tweet of 2021 with more than 4 million likes.
It’s a new day in America.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) January 20, 2021
5. Barack Obama
Former US president Barack Obama paid his tributes to American basketball player Kobe Bryant on Twitter after it was reported that he and his daughter died in a helicopter crash. As per Twitter’s year-end review, it was the second most-liked tweet of 2020 with 3.7 million likes as of 2022.
Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents. Michelle and I send love and prayers to Vanessa and the entire Bryant family on an unthinkable day.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 26, 2020
6. Andy Milonakis
Andy Milonakis, a famous American comedian posted this tweet in response to the Crew Dragon Demo-2 by SpaceX in 2020 in midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and protests in the US following the death of George Floyd. It was the third most-liked tweet of 2020 according to Twitter’s year-end review.
Congratulations to the Astronauts that left Earth today. Good choice
— Andy Milonakis (@andymilonakis) May 30, 2020
7. Elon Musk
Celebrity CEO of Tesla Inc and the World’s richest person Elon Musk tweeted on 25th April 2022 after his successful acquisition of Twitter Inc in a $44 billion all-cash deal to buy out a 100% stake in the company.
I hope that even my worst critics remain on Twitter, because that is what free speech means
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2022
After his proposed intent to take the company private and bring in changes to make it the absolute platform for free speech, he assured users and the whole world that he wants even his worst critics to be on the platform and openly criticize him. The company does not intend to shadow ban or suspend the account of critics provided it adheres to the US laws pertaining to freedom of speech.
Twitter posted this sarcastic tweet on a day when social media giant Facebook, Inc.-owned platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp faced major outages worldwide because of server issues. It is the third most-liked tweet of 2021 as per Twitter’s year-end review.
hello literally everyone
— Twitter (@Twitter) October 4, 2021
Korean pop sensation and member of BTS Jungkook posted a selfie with his newly-dyed blond hair that was liked by more than 1 million users in less than one hour. It is the second most-liked tweet of 2021 according to Twitter’s year-end review.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) January 25, 2021
10. Kamala Harris
US Vice president-elect Kamala Harris posted a video of herself congratulating president-elect Joe Biden after they were declared the winner of the 2020 United States presidential election. It was liked by 3.1 million users as of 2022.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020
11. Macaulay Culkin
American actor Macaulay Culkin, popular for portraying the character of young Kevin McAllister in the Home Alone and Home Alone 2 movies, posted this after 24 hours after his 40th birthday.
The tweet was intended as a joke which elicited thousands of responses from fans. The tweet was liked by more than 3.1 million Twitterati and it was the fourth most-liked tweet of 2020.
Hey guys, wanna feel old?
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 26, 2020
BTS member Jungkook was seen wearing a purple sweatshirt and a black beanie in a selfie post updated by him, with the caption as “ARMY I miss you”. The tweet was liked by more than 3.1 million people as of 2022.
아미 보고 싶다 ㅜ pic.twitter.com/LwiFOXo3hP
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) April 11, 2021
13. Joe Biden
This tweet was posted by Joe Biden after defeating Republican candidate, Donald Trump in the United States presidential election held in 2020. It was liked by more than 1 million users in less than half an hour of being posted.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country.
The work ahead of us will be hard, but I promise you this: I will be a President for all Americans — whether you voted for me or not.
I will keep the faith that you have placed in me. pic.twitter.com/moA9qhmjn8
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 7, 2020
V, a member of Korean Pop band BTS posted a pair of selfies from behind-the-scenes of a photoshoot which was later disclosed by Twitter that it was not only the most-liked K-pop-related tweet but also the most-liked BTS tweet of the year with more than 3.1 million likes.
Hi Army😊 pic.twitter.com/ZwsS0sbL2j
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) August 16, 2020
BTS member Jungkook posted a video singing “Never Not” song by American singer Lauv. The tweet accumulated more than 1 million likes in less than two hours. As per Twitter, it was the fastest tweet in 2020 to reach 1 million views.
Never Not 💜 pic.twitter.com/Ag9oUTJvrN
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) May 2, 2020
16. J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook & V
J-Hope, Jimin, Jungkook & V posted a video singing song that was liked by 3 million followers.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 20, 2021
BTS member Jungkook posted a selfie with self-dyed blue hair which was liked by 3 million Twitter users.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) February 24, 2021
Jungkook, a member of BTS uploaded his selfie pic in front of a mirror that was liked by 2.9 million users.
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) May 29, 2021
BTS member J-Hope posted a tweet on Nov 2021 with the caption “Love U” with a heart emoji that was liked by 2.9 million fans.
Love U💜 pic.twitter.com/Ugt9y6SgF0
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 24, 2021
BTS member Jungkook posted a selfie with the caption “Focus on Army” which was liked by 2.9 million Twitter users worldwide.
focus on army💜 pic.twitter.com/zp5o0W0ALi
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 22, 2021
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