Behold! The top 15 people and brands with the most Twitter followers.
The number of followers is the perfect metric to measure if an account is popular or not, but remember that it is not the only one. Most followed Twitter accounts are important, however it is true that followers can be easily bought nowadays so be careful with those account with a lot of followers but little engagement.
A huge following can also be great for selling products and promoting yourself, which explains why so many big names spend time on the platform.
So we decided to put together a list of the most followed accounts on Twitter. And here they are.
15. CNN Breaking News (60.9m followers)
Cable News Network (CNN) is a multinational news-based pay television channel headquartered in Atlanta. It is owned by CNN Worldwide, a unit of the WarnerMedia News & Sports division of AT&T‘s WarnerMedia. It was founded in 1980 by American media proprietorTed Turner and Reese Schonfeld as a 24-hour cable news channel.
14. Justin Timberlake (64.1m followers)
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
13. Selena Gomez (64.6m followers)
Selena Marie Gomez is an American singer, actress, and producer. Born and raised in Texas, Gomez began her career by appearing on the children’s television series Barney & Friends.
12. Narendra Modi (65.8m followers)
Narendra Damodardas Modi is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister of India since 2014. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi
11. Kim Kardashian West (69.1m followers)
Kimberly Noel Kardashian West is an American media personality, socialite, model, businesswoman, producer, and actress
10. YouTube (72.9m followers)
YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service, created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—was bought by Google in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion and now operates as one of the company’s subsidiaries
9. Ellen DeGeneres (79.2m followers)
Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated television talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003
8. Ariana Grande (82.1m followers)
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer and actress. Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Grande began her career at age 15 in the 2008 Broadway musical 13. She rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious and Sam & Cat
7. Lady Gaga (83.9m followers)
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays
6. Taylor Swift (88.4m followers)
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Her narrative songwriting, which often takes inspiration from her personal life, has received widespread critical praise and media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania, Swift relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, in 2004 to pursue a career in country music.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo (91.2m followers)
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.
4. Rihanna (102.m followers)
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, actress, and businesswoman. Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, Barbados, Rihanna was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers who invited her to the United States to record demo tapes
3. Katy Perry (109m followers)
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge. After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager
2. Justin Bieber (113m followers)
Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Discovered at age 13 by talent manager Scooter Braun after he had watched Bieber’s YouTube cover song videos, Bieber was signed to RBMG Records in 2008
1. Barack Obama (129m followers)
Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician and attorney who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States.
Twitter is an American microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as “tweets”. Registered users can post, like and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface or its mobile-device application software (“app”)
By:Okyere Kwame Tawiah (@okt_ranking)