Twitter is one of the most used social media platforms, where people voice their opinions through tweets. Just like other social media platforms, it should come as no surprise that some of the most followed accounts on Twitter belong to celebrities, politicians, and public figures.
Here’s a quick preview of how the top 10 list has changed from January 2010 to January 2023.
Top 13 Most Followed Accounts On Twitter In 2023
|Name||# Of Followers|
|Barack Obama (@BarackObama)||133.5M|
|Elon Musk (@elonmusk)||126.9M|
|Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)||113.6M|
|Katy Perry (@katyperry)||108.8M|
|Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano)||107M|
|Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)||92.2M|
|Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump)||87.7M|
|Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)||86M|
|Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)||85M|
|Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)||76.9M|
|Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian)||74.3M|
13) Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) | 74.3 Million Followers
We are starting off with the reality TV star Kim Kardashian. Boasting 74.3 million followers, she had to make it to the list.
You can find lots of promotional content on her profile related to her multiple companies, as well as some personal and heartfelt messages for friends and family.
12) Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) | 76.9 Million Followers
Next up, we have the host of the famous talk show “The Ellen Show,” Ellen Degeneres herself. With a massive audience on her show, it’s no surprise that she’s one of the most followed people on Twitter, with 76.9 million followers.
Like her Twitter handle, the show is the main focus of her feed. Even though the show is now canceled, Ellen still posts snippets from it from time to time.
11) YouTube (@YouTube) | 77.9 Million Followers
The second most visited website on Earth also has its own Twitter profile. Youtube has its popularity spread across all social media platforms. So naturally, it has a spot in this list with 77.9 million followers.
The official YouTube account shares updates on new features, trending videos, and other news related to the platform. They also share tips, tricks, and best practices for creators to be successful on YouTube.
Moreover, YouTube also uses the account to interact with its followers, and respond to questions and comments to keep the engagement high.
10) Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) | 85 Million Followers
Starting the top 10 with 85 million followers, we have the infamous Lady Gaga. The lady who wore a meat dress to the MTV Music Awards in 2010.
The celebrity has always made quirky and unconventional fashion statements, which got her fast publicity years ago.
Lady Gaga often shares updates on her music, personal life, and photos and videos of her daily life as well. She also uses the platform to promote her business ventures like Haus Labs By Lady Gaga.
9) Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) | 86 Million Followers
We have our first politician on the list, and it is none other than the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the early adopters of using social media to gain political leverage among his opponents. This strategy proved successful, given his current position and influence in politics today.
8) Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) | 87.7 Million Followers
After Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, Donald J Trump is back on Twitter from his greatly exaggerated “permanent suspension.”
Even after 2 years of suspension, he is still one of the most followed accounts on Twitter. Trump’s tweets are often known for being provocative and controversial, generating a lot of public attention and engagement.
Donald Trump is known to use Twitter to bypass traditional media channels and communicate directly with the public. This, however, often invites criticism from the media and his political opponents.
7) Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) | 92.2 Million Followers
Taylor Swift recently made headlines as it was revealed that one of her cats has an estimated net worth of 97 million dollars… which is close to the number of her Twitter followers (also known as swifties) at 92.2 million followers.
Taylor is known for her active engagement with her swifties on Twitter. She often interacts with them, responding to questions, comments, and feedback. She also uses the platform to announce new music, tours, and other projects, generating a lot of excitement among her fans.
6) Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) | 107 Million Followers
Football is an internationally hyped game loved by millions of people from around the world. This allowed one of the GOATs (greatest of all time, as fans like to call him) in football, Cristiano Ronaldo, to make it to the list.
Ronaldo keeps his Twitter feed strictly professional, with a few rare sightings of his family. He mainly shares updates on his upcoming matches, training, sponsored posts, and achievements.
5) Rihanna (@rihanna) | 107.6 Million Followers
Next up, we have the Barbadian singer and beauty mogul Rihanna, who’s also kicking off our top 5s on the list.
The singer shares content related to her music, shoots, events, or business. You’ll have to dig deep to find anything from her personal life, including the cute baby she recently had.
4) Katy Perry (@katyperry) | 108.8 Million Followers
We have another superstar on the list, Katy Perry, but the only thing setting her apart is that she is the most followed female on Twitter, with almost 109 million followers.
Katy Perry’s Twitter feed is perky and colorful, and she sometimes even gives insight into what she’s thinking by posting random tweets.
3) Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) | 113.6 Million Followers
Next up, we have the final celebrity on the list, Justin Bieber. Justin’s Twitter feed is more down to Earth than you would expect and is a mixture of his random thoughts, personal photos, and much more.
Of course, there’s also the usual content related to his music, tours, and sponsored posts.
2) Elon Musk (@elonmusk) | 126.9 Million Followers
The second spot on the list of most followed accounts on Twitter is occupied by the owner of Twitter himself. Although he recently acquired Twitter, he was well-known on the platform long before.
It might be surprising to read this, but the business magnet has a laid-back personality on the platform, and he even retweets memes related to him and his companies.
Elon is very active on the platform and likes to keep his audience updated on what’s happening in the Twitter headquarters and expected future changes.
1) Barack Obama (@BarackObama) | 133.5 Million Followers
The title for the most followed person on Twitter belongs to the 44th US President, Barack Obama.
The former president usually tweets about politics and the Obama Foundation and makes sure to let the world know how much he values his family.
Even five years after his presidency, he remains the most followed person on Twitter, which says a lot about his character.
Most Followed On Twitter: A List Of Power And Influence
So there you have it, the list of the most followed accounts on Twitter. Now you know who’s the most popular in their respective fields, entertainment or politics. Make sure to check out the graph at the beginning of the post to analyze the trend of the most followed Twitter accounts!