The 37 Most Followed People on Twitter

Barack Obama, Selena Gomez, Elon Musk are some of the most followed people on Twitter.

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world today with over 190 million daily active users.

In this article, we let you know who are the most followed people on Twitter.

1. Barack Obama

Followers: 131.1 million

Twitter handle: @BarackObama

Occupation: 44th President of the United States

Country: United States

Obama was the first African-American president of the US. He is the first on this list of the most followed celebrities on Twitter. He also served as the senator for Illinois from 2005 to 2008.  His father, Barack Obama Sr. was a Kenyan while his mother was from Kansas, US.

His first job was selling ice cream during his teens in Hawaii. Time Magazine named him “Person of the year” in 2018 and 2019.  

He doubles as a writer and has written books such as Dreams from My Father. His most notable deed is leading the attack that led to the death of Osama bin Laden.

2. Justin Bieber

Followers: 114.3 million

Twitter handle: @justinbieber

Occupation: Singer

Country: Canada

Bieber launched his music career during his teens. He has had a massive following ever since on his social media. This makes him one of the most followed celebrities on Twitter. His music genres are mostly pop and R&B which evolved from the teen pop he used to do.

He has been clear about his issues with depression. His struggles are mostly because of his experiences with cyberbullying.  Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2011.

He has been in relationships with several celebrities such as Selena Gomez. He is currently married to Harley Baldwin.

3. Katy Perry

Followers: 108.8 million

Twitter handle: @katyperry

Occupation: Singer

Country: United States

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson started her music career singing in church during her childhood. She has had a successful music career. Her song ‘Chained To The Rhythm’ became the most streamed female artist song on Spotify.

For her 28th birthday, she enjoyed a presidential treat by having lunch with Michelle Obama. Katy Perry has written songs for notable singers such as Kelly Clarkson and Selena Gomez. Katy has also admitted to being a big alien believer.

4. Rihanna

Followers: 105.1 million

Twitter handle: @rihanna

Occupation: Singer and businesswoman

Country: Barbados

Rihanna is one of the richest women on this list. She has an estimated net worth of 1.7 billion dollars. Most of her wealth comes from Fenty, a cosmetics company she founded.

She has sold more than 54 million albums and 210 million tracks. She has won several awards which include 9 Grammys.

One notable interesting fact is that she has undergone military training. She was an army cadet in her home country Barbados.

Related: Rihanna’s Net Worth

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

Followers: 97.9 million

Twitter handle: @Cristiano

Occupation: Footballer

Country: Portugal

Cristiano is arguably one of the best footballers of our time. He currently plays football for Manchester United. With 97.9 million followers, the footballer is one of the most followed people on Twitter.

He has had a successful football career that has spanned decades. In 2020, he became the first athlete to exceed 1 billion dollars in career earnings. His net worth is 500 million USD cementing him among the richest players. He has for 5 times been named FIFA Player of the Year and has 5 Ballon d’Ors.

In 2005, he was accused of rape but the charges were dropped. This was a result of a lack of evidence.

6. Taylor Swift

Followers: 90.2 million

Twitter handle: @taylorswift13

Occupation: Singer

Country: United States

Taylor Swift

Swift started her music career at the age of 14. She has had a lot of commendation for her narrative songwriting. Having sold more than 200 million records to date, she is one of the best singers.

She was the youngest woman to be named to Forbes’ list of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Swift has won five American Music Awards and 11 Grammy Awards. She has the most number-one albums in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Swift is well-known in the music industry for her support of artists’ rights and women’s empowerment. Her music ranges from country, pop, and rock.

7. Ariana Grande

Followers: 84.5 million

Twitter handle: @arianagrande

Occupation: Singer and actress

Country: United States

Ariana is one of the top 10 most followed celebrities on Twitter. She has had several accolades during her music career. Her main genres in music are pop and R&B.

She’s the most followed singer on Instagram. She has ventured into the cosmetics industry and received several endorsements from companies.

Ariana collaborated with Starbucks to create a cloud-inspired coffee drink in 2019. Ariana’s love of clouds inspired the Cloud Machcciato, which was only available for a brief time.

On a lighter note, she revealed that she was allergic to cats. She is an ardent dog lover with 9 dogs.

8. Lady Gaga

Followers: @ladygaga

Twitter handle: 84.3 million

Occupation: Singer and actress

Country: United States

Lady Gaga has had a successful music and acting career. She’s known for her musical range and visual transformations. She began her acting career in her teenage years in school plays.

Her five most successful albums have been atop the US Billboard 200. She started being taught the piano at four years old. She is a proficient song-writer and actually wrote songs for Britney Spears.

She’s a tattoo lover with 24 astonishing tattoos. Lady Gaga dropped out of NYU at the age of 19 to pursue a career in music.

9. Ellen DeGeneres

Followers: 77.6 million

Twitter handle: @theellenshow

Occupation: Comedian and television hostess

Country: United States

Ellen has been one of the best talk show comedians for several years now. She is the best-paid television talk show host. Forbes revealed that in 2020 she made 84 million dollars.

Ellen started her career after she was featured in the sitcom Ellen in 1994. She has hosted the Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. She came out as gay in 1997 and became a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights. The disclosure of her sexual orientation piqued American tabloids’ curiosity.

She dropped out of college and went on to do odd jobs such as waitressing.

10. Elon Musk

Followers: 76.6 million

Twitter handle: @elonmusk

Occupation: Business magnate

Country: United States

Elon is one of the most followed people on Twitter. He’s a business magnate and the richest man in the world. His net worth stands at 222.6 billion dollars. He is the founder and CEO of Tesla and Space X. Musk also founded The Boring Company and co-founded Neuralink.

He has one of the most active Twitter accounts among billionaires. His goal is to have the human population settle on Mars for its long-term survival.

A little-known fact about him is that his father was South African.

Related: Elon Musk’s Net Worth

11. Narendra Modi

Followers: 76.5 million

Twitter handle: @narendramodi

Occupation: Politician

Country: India

Narendra Modi is a successful politician in India. In 2014, he became the prime minister of India to date. He served as the chief minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014.

Modi’s Hindu nationalist ideas have sparked debate both locally and globally. He has received a commendation for his efforts in reducing corruption.

Modi changed India’s foreign direct investment laws to increase investment.

12. Kim Kardashian

Followers: 71.4 million

Twitter handle: @kimkardashian

Occupation: Businesswoman

Country: United States

Kim is a popular socialite and influencer who has a large following. She’s one of the most followed celebrities on Twitter and on social media. Kim came into the limelight after her sex tape was leaked in 2007.

The socialite together with other members of her family have been featured on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ a reality tv show. There are several products such as games and clothes attached to her name.

Kim has been married three times; her last relationship was with Kanye West. She actually does not have any tattoos like most celebrities.

Related: Kim Kardashian’s Net Worth

13. Selena Gomez

Followers: 65.6 million

Twitter handle: @selenagomez

Occupation: Singer and actress

Country: United States

Gomez started her acting career in her teenage years. Her performance in the Wizards of Waverly Place catapulted her to fame.

She has sold over 7 million albums and 22 million singles globally. Gomez was once the most followed celebrity on Instagram. She has been involved with a variety of charities and is a UNICEF ambassador.

Unlike most celebrities, she runs her social media by herself. She has her own line of fashion clothing.

14. Justin Timberlake

Followers: 63.2 million

Twitter handle: @jtimberlake

Occupation: Singer and actor

Country: United States

Justin Timberlake

Timberlake is one of the best-selling singers in the world. He has sold over 88 million records throughout his music career.

Timberlake has appeared in several TV shows such as “Star Search” as a child. He has played leading roles in films which include Bad Teacher and Friends with Benefits.

Justin Timberlake had a relationship with Britney Spears from 2000 to 2002. He is currently married to Jessica Biel.

15. Bill Gates

Followers: 57.4 million

Twitter handle: @billgates

Occupation: Businessman and philanthropist

Country: United States

Bill is a business magnate and philanthropist. He was the richest person for over a decade before Jeff Bezos overtook him in 2017. Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft.

He has given a significant amount of money to charity. Through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he has donated food and vaccines.

Gates is one of the most followed people on Twitter.

16. Neymar

Followers: 56.1 million

Twitter handle: @neymarjr

Occupation: Footballer

Country: Brazil

Neymar is regarded as one of the best players of his generation. He currently plays for Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

He has won several trophies including La Liga and Champions League. In 2017 the player joined PSG in one of the most expensive football transfers of all time.

17. Britney Spears

Followers: 55.8 million

Twitter handle: @britneyspears

Occupation: Singer

Country: United States

Britney Spears is a famous singer and dancer. She is often referred to as the “Princess of Pop” and has sold over 100 million records. She is currently 39 years of age and has been doing music since her teenage.

Spear’s court struggle over conservatorship was brought to light in 2019. In 2021, she accused her management and family of abuse.

18. Demi Lovato

Followers: 54.3 million

Twitter handle: @ddlovato

Occupation: Singer and actor

Country: United States

Demi Lovato rose gained recognition while acting in the musical television film Camp Rock. She has made sales of over 24 million records.

Lavato has received a number of accolades such as the MTV Video Music Award. She revealed that she has struggles which include substance abuse and an eating disorder.

19. Shakira

Followers: 52.7 million

Twitter handle: @shakira

Occupation: Singer

Country: Colombia

Shakira is a Colombian singer who is regarded as the ‘Queen of Latin Music’. She has sold over 75 million records globally.  Forbes noted that Shakira broke the record for the most albums sold by a female Latin artist.

She has won a slew of prizes, including 3 Grammys and 12 Latin Grammys. She’s married to Spanish football player Gerald Pique.

 One of her most notable songs is “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”.

20. Jimmy Fallon

Followers: 51.4 million

Twitter handle: @jimmyfallon

Occupation: Comedian and TV host

Country: United States

Fallon is a notable comedian and television host. He is most known for his work on Saturday Night Live. He’s the host of the late-night talk show “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”.

The comedian has 2 comedy albums and 7 books, most of which are geared to children. He is one of the richest television hosts with a net worth of roughly $60 million.

The full list of the most followed people on Twitter

21. LeBron James – 50.9 million

22. Amitabh Bachchan – 47.2 million

23. Virat Kohli – 47 million

24. Miley Cyrus – 46.5 million

25. Jennifer Lopez – 45.2 million

26. BTS – 44.4 million

27. Akshay Kumar – 44 million

28. Salman Khan – 43.8 million

29. Oprah Winfrey – 43.2 million

30. Bruno Mars – 43.1 million

31. Shah Rukh Khan – 42.2 million

32. Niall Horan – 41.3 million

33. Kylie Jenner – 39.6 million

34. Drake – 39.4 million

35. Harry Styles – 37.4 million

36. Kevin Hart – 37 million

37. Sachin Tendulkar – 37 million

There you have it, folks! That’s the complete list of the 37 most followed people on Twitter with interesting facts about them. Feel free to like, comment, and share this article.

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