List of most-followed Twitter accounts

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Katy Perry is currently the most followed account on Twitter with over 107 million followers.

This list contains the top 50 accounts with the largest number of followers on the social media platform Twitter.[1] As of October 11, 2018, the most followed person is American singer Katy Perry, with over 107 million followers. Her account was the first to exceed 100 million followers, in June 2017.[2]

On July 12, 2018, Twitter purged locked accounts—those disabled due to suspicious activity—from follower-count tallies.[3] Consequently, Twitter’s own account took the fastest and greatest plunge out of all the top 50 accounts, from 63 million to 55 million followers, and in ranking, from 11th to 16th place.[4]

Top 50 accounts[edit]

The following table lists the top 50 most followed accounts on Twitter, with each total rounded to the nearest million followers, as well as the profession or activity of each user, and their country of origin.[1] It was last updated on October 12, 2018.

Rank Change
(monthly)
Account name Owner Followers
(millions)
Activity Country
1. Steady @katyperry Katy Perry 108 Musician  USA
2. Steady @justinbieber Justin Bieber 105 Musician  CAN
3. Steady @BarackObama Barack Obama 103 Former U.S. President  USA
4. Steady @rihanna Rihanna 89 Musician  BAR
5. Steady @taylorswift13 Taylor Swift 84 Musician  USA
6. Steady @ladygaga Lady Gaga 78 Musician and actress  USA
7. Steady @TheEllenShow Ellen DeGeneres 77 Comedian  USA
8. Steady @Cristiano Cristiano Ronaldo 75 Footballer  POR
9. Steady @YouTube YouTube 72 Online video platform  USA
10. Steady @jtimberlake Justin Timberlake 65 Musician and actor  USA
11. Steady @KimKardashian Kim Kardashian West 59 Television personality  USA
12. Steady @ArianaGrande Ariana Grande 58 Musician  USA
13. IncreaseIncreaseIncrease @twitter Twitter 58 Social media platform  USA
14. Decrease @ddlovato Demi Lovato 58 Musician  USA
15. Decrease @selenagomez Selena Gomez 57 Musician and actress  USA
16. Decrease @britneyspears Britney Spears 57 Musician  USA
17. Steady @realDonaldTrump Donald Trump 55 Current U.S. President  USA
18. Steady @cnnbrk CNN Breaking News 55 News channel  USA
19. Steady @shakira Shakira 51 Musician  COL
20. Steady @jimmyfallon Jimmy Fallon 51 Comedian  USA
21. Steady @BillGates Bill Gates 46 Businessman and philanthropist  USA
22. Increase @narendramodi Narendra Modi 44 Current Prime Minister of India  IND
23. Decrease @JLo Jennifer Lopez 44 Musician and actress  USA
24. Steady @BrunoMars Bruno Mars 42 Musician  USA
25. Steady @nytimes The New York Times 42 Newspaper  USA
26. Steady @Oprah Oprah Winfrey 42 Television personality and businesswoman  USA
27. Steady @KingJames LeBron James 42 Basketball player  USA
28. Steady @neymarjr Neymar 41 Footballer  BRA
29. Steady @MileyCyrus Miley Cyrus 41 Musician and actress  USA
30. Steady @CNN CNN 41 News channel  USA
31. Steady @NiallOfficial Niall Horan 40 Musician  IRL
32. Steady @BBCBreaking BBC Breaking News 39 News channel  GBR
33. Increase @Drake Drake 38 Rapper  CAN
34. Decrease @instagram Instagram 38 Social media platform  USA
35. Steady @iamsrk Shah Rukh Khan 37 Actor and producer  IND
36. Steady @SportsCenter SportsCenter 35 Sports news  USA
37. Steady @SrBachchan Amitabh Bachchan 35 Actor  IND
38. Increase @BeingSalmanKhan Salman Khan 35 Actor and producer  IND
39. Decrease @KevinHart4real Kevin Hart 35 Comedian and actor  USA
40. Increase @LilTunechi Lil Wayne 34 Rapper  USA
41. Decrease @espn ESPN 34 Sports channel  USA
42. Steady @wizkhalifa Wiz Khalifa 34 Rapper  USA
43. Steady @Louis_Tomlinson Louis Tomlinson 33 Musician  GBR
44. Increase @Harry_Styles Harry Styles 33 Musician  GBR
45. Decrease @LiamPayne Liam Payne 33 Musician  GBR
46. Steady @Pink Pink 32 Musician  USA
47. Steady @onedirection One Direction 31 Band  GBR
 IRL
48. Steady @realmadrid Real Madrid C.F. 31 Football club  ESP
49. Steady @aliciakeys Alicia Keys 30 Musician  USA
50. Steady @KAKA Kaká 30 Footballer  BRA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twitter: Most Followers". Friend or Follow. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Cirisano, Tatiana (June 16, 2017). "Katy Perry Becomes First to Hit 100 Million Twitter Followers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (July 11, 2018). "Twitter to Purge Locked Accounts From Follower Counts, Warns of Potential 'Significant Drop' in Followers". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Simani, Ellis; Schleuss, Jon (July 13, 2018). "Here are the biggest losers from Twitter's purge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

External links[edit]

Top 1000 Twitter accounts based on followers