With an impressive 237.8 million people using Twitter every day, it’s a difficult job to become the most followed account on the site. Competition is tough, but here are the people and brands who have made it to the top of the table.
Barack Obama (133.2M Followers)
Former President Barack Obama is still the most followed person on Twitter five years after he left office. This shouldn’t come as a surprise; holding the most powerful office in the world gets you a lot of followers.
But who knew he’d still be the most followed person on Twitter five years post-presidency?
Elon Musk (118.1M Followers)
Over the years, Elon Musk’s Twitter presence has grown tremendously. He’s rocketed to the top of this list, especially after he announced his plans to purchase Twitter. His followers are still in the hundreds of millions despite backing out of the deal. Musk has become a household name over the years, from launching products like electric cars to rockets (in one case, literally launching an electric car into space on a rocket). With his interest in cryptocurrencies and memes, he’s become a magnet for Twitter followers.
Justin Bieber (113.7M Followers)
Justin Bieber has been a near-constant presence on the Internet since his career started. He’s remained in the limelight, updating his style and look as he’s gotten older and become one of the biggest stars on the planet. And definitely the biggest popstar on Twitter. Some of Bieber’s more notable followers include Jaden Smith, Queen Latifah, and Iggy Azalea.
Katy Perry (108.8M Followers)
In fourth place, we have Katy Perry, a world-famous pop star. From humble beginnings singing in churches, Perry has now established herself as one of the biggest music acts in the world. The most influential woman on Twitter, Perry uses Twitter to post personal messages and thoughts rather than promotional tweets (although they come up every so often too).
Rihanna (107.2M Followers)
Rihanna is in the top five, and she’s followed by another musician. Next on the list is the megastar and beauty product entrepreneur who has a huge Twitter following. Her account contains promotional information about her latest releases and collaborations, as well as other things like pics of her kids or just random selfies.