In 2013, Twitter was one of the 10 most visited websites, and has been described as “SMS of the Internet”. As of May 2015, Twitter has more than 500 million users, out of which more than 302 million are active users.
Celebrities, journalists, politicians, and other public figures have established significant followings on Twitter and use it as a platform to communicate with their followers.
With more than 70.5 million followers, the pop sensation Kate Parry is for now the queen of Twitter holding No.1 position, followed by Justin Bieber with 2nd.
We have compiled the top 11 most popular accounts on Twitter ranked on the basis of its followers. Check it out:
11) Jennifer Lopez
Followers: 32,241,112 (32.2M)
No. of tweets: 6,562
Jennifer Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She joined Twitter in October, 2009. Her Bio is “Join me and become the girl of your Dreams- I’ll be your inspiration, your coach and your workout buddy. Click the link to #BeTheGirl today”. At 11th place, Jennifer Lopez is a big name on Twitter, with his account attracting 32.2 million followers.
Followers: 35,863,265 (35.9M)
No. of tweets: 2,324
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer. He is a forward player and serves as captain of Portugal. He joined Twitter in June, 2010. He is a popular figure on social media, and holds 10th position with 35.9 million followers. Ronaldo is the most expensive player in football history.
Followers: 41,998,918 (42M)
Following: 398,805 (399K)
No. of tweets: 4,188
Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. She joined Twitter in September, 2008. Her Bio is “It’s Britney Bitch! Get #PieceOfMe tickets now! /britney.lk/pieceofmetix”. She`s on 9th count with a whopping 42 million followers.
Followers: 43,805,601 (43.8M)
Following: 38,971 (39K)
No. of tweets: 10,629 (10.6K)
The Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian; an ice road trucker and an American television talk show host. She joined Twitter in August, 2008 and has over 43.8 million followers which put her on 8th position among the most followed personalities in the world over Twitter.
Followers: 45,806,677 (45.8M)
No. of tweets: 2,957
Justin Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. He joined Twitter in March, 2009. He is on 7th place among the top followed personalities with 45.8 million followers on Twitter.
Followers: 46,194,266 (46.2M)
No. of tweets: 9,693
Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer, who joined Twitter in October, 2009 and currently she`s on 6th in list of top followed persons with 46.2 million followers. By far one of the most out-spoken on Twitter, she’s not afraid to share what’s going on in her life.
Followers: 47,104,603 (47.1M)
Following: 132,578 (133K)
No. of tweets: 6,585
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She joined Twitter in March, 2008 and has 47.1 million followers. She is 5th most followed person on Twitter. Gaga is noted for her diverse contributions to the music industry via her self-empowering messages, fashion, and live performances.
Followers: 58,269,464 (58.3M)
No. of tweets: 3,460
Taylor Swift is an American singer; songwriter and actress, on 4th position with 58.3 million followers. She joined Twitter in December, 2008. Swift is known for narrative songs about her personal experiences.
3) Barack Obama
Followers: 59,874,850 (59.9M)
Following: 642,626 (643K)
No. of tweets: 13,544 (13.5K)
Barack Obama is the President of the United States is in 3rd position with 59.9 million followers on his official account. He joined Twitter in March, 2007. His official account is run by Barack Obama’s press team.
Barack got his personal account @POTUS on 18 May this year and made his first tweet “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account”. His twitter account has seen a massive traffic towards him and within 4.5 hours, over 1 million people were following him. Currently Obama’s personal account @POTUS has over 2.55 million followers.
Followers: 64,327,536 (64.3M)
Following: 212,172 (212K)
No. of tweets: 28,583 (28.6K)
Justin Bieber, a Canadian singer and songwriter, holds second position with 64.3 million followers. He joined Twitter on March, 2009. His Bio is “Let’s make the world better, together. Join my fan club @officialfahlo and add me on @shots ‘justinbieber’.”
1) Katy Perry – Queen of twitter
Followers: 70,450,931 (70.5M)
No. of tweets: 6,498
The singer Katy Perry surpassed 70.5 million followers on Twitter which made her the queen of Twitter. She joined the world of Twitter in 2009.
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