When it comes to social media, each platform brings something different to the table and you will hardly find anyone who utilizes all the popular ones the same way. If you are all about photos, you go to Instagram. For artistic and fun short videos, you can do TikTok or Snapchat, while YouTube is of course reserved for longer video materials. What most people use to stay in touch with friends and family as well as to have all their news and interests in one place is Facebook. Last but not least, there is Twitter.

Twitter is quite special in the sense that it limits the amount of characters you can write per post, and even though you can make a thread with however many posts you need, you still have to pay attention to what you say and how. Media like videos and photos are not as popular as on other platforms and people generally use it to share their thoughts about the general state of the world and their views on it. As such, it is the best place to keep up with celebrities since they share most about their private lives and what they are all about in the form of Tweets.

If you are a Twitter user, you know exactly what we mean. From politicians to Hollywood stars, anyone who is anyone has a profile where they update their fans (and everyone else) on what their schedules are, what new releases they are planning, and what they are doing in their line of work. While the platform has those who dislike it because of frequent drama and potentially dangerous spreading of misinformation and beliefs that contradict science and popular world views, Twitter is simply too big to ignore. Therefore, to best prepare you for the new year, we decided to explore the most followed accounts this year. In case you wish to increase your follower and like numbers, make sure to check out Famous Follower.

1. Barack Obama – 128 Million


The former President of the United States of America is by far the most-followed person on the whole platform that is Twitter. As of the righting of this article, he has 128,221,068 followers and he follows 595,349 accounts himself. His total amount of tweets is just over 16,000. Obama was arguably the most famous president of the USA, at least in the modern times. His adoption of popular trends made him popular with the young folk as well, which is largely reflected in his amazing follower collection. He is still active on the social media despite not holding the presidency anymore.

2. Justin Bieber – 113 Million


The Canadian pop star has been a dominant presence in the music industry since his early teenage years and is certified, award-wining megastar today. Bieber has 113,753,571 followers at the moment, while he follows 292,562 pages. He has posted a lot of tweets over his many years on the platform, over 31,000. Considering that he is still in his 20s and producing hits as usual, his fame and influence will probably be even bigger and wider in the future and the number of followers will follow closely.

3. Katy Perry – 109 Million


The third-most followed account on Twitter belongs to another musician superstar, the American sensation Katy Perry. The beautiful award winner has treated us with numerous hits over the years and she is very popular on the internet. Twitter is her main way of staying in touch with her hundreds of millions of fans and she has shared 11,000 posts with them over time. However, she only follows 225 accounts, which tells us that she is keeping it somewhat personal when it comes to whom she chooses to follow.

4. Rihanna – 100 Million


The Barbadian beauty is the third ultra-popular singer on the list and the fourth in the overall followers list for Twitter. With 100,583,326 followers, she is on pace to catching her two colleagues within the next few years if she keeps up with her frequent content that often includes snaps from her stunning photo sessions. RiRi only follows 1,026 accounts.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo – 90 Million


The king of social media among athletes is famous far and wide for his incredible online presence. It is said that he earns more from his internet posts than from his Juventus salary, which is bonkers since his contract totals at $140 million over four years, from 2018 to 2024. Although Instagram is his most dominant and lucrative platform, he is also quite active on Twitter. He has more than 3,600 posts on the page and follows only 52 accounts. Every post on his Twitter page is accompanied by either a photo from one of his matches, or with some important person from his life, like family or a close friend.

6. Taylor Swift – 88 Million


Nearly catching one of the best footballers in history is one of the most popular and successful singers in history, the one and only Taylor Swift. While she does not follow a single profile on the platform. She actually unfollowed all of her followers a few years ago, and ever since her followers number is slowly decreasing. She used to have over 118 million back then. This is something she decided to do because of media attention and misleading articles. Now that she does not follow anyone, there can be no speculations about the deeper meaning of following or unfollowing certain people.

The Next Seven:

  1. Lady Gaga – 83 Million – 9,000 Posts
  2. Ariana Grande – 82 Million – 46,000 Posts
  3. Ellen DeGeneres – 79 Million – 22,000 Posts
  4. YouTube – 72 Million – 30,000 Posts
  5. Kim Kardashian West – 68 Million – 33,000 Posts
  6. Narenda Modi – 65 Million – 28,000 Posts
  7. Selena Gomez – 64 Million – 5,000 Posts
  8. Justin Timberlake – 64 Million – 4,000 Posts

Conclusion and Takeaways

As you can see from the list, singers (six female and two male) make up most of the top 14 Twitter accounts. The rest include two politicians, one athlete, one TV personality, one starlet, and one other social media platform. The list is somewhat the same as on Instagram and the rest of the popular websites, but there are certainly a few surprises. How many of them do you already follow? Do you follow any of them at all? Will you follow any of them now?