I was preparing for updated social media presentations (http://DavidPapp.com) and updated my video last year of top 10 Twitter accounts with the most followers. This is a video created for my presentation. Enjoy!

The top 10 as of September 23, 2012 were:

  1. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga)
    29.7 Million
  2. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)
    28.2 Million
  3. Katy Perry (@katyperry)
    26.8 Million
  4. Rihanna (@rihanna)
    26.0 Million
  5. Britney Spears (@britneyspears)
    20.5 Million
  6. Barack Obama (@BarackObama)
    20.0 Million
  7. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)
    18.8 Million
  8. akira (@shakira)
    18.2 Million
  9. YouTube (@YouTube)
    17.0 Million
  10. Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian)
    16.2 million

8 Comments
  1. This is actually not too surprising. These people are always in the news, whether for good reasons or bad. Some of their followers are just people who want to be nosey and bad-mouth them.

  2. The list is not a stable one, though. This is mostly due to the fact that each top users’ followers increases and decreases almost all the time. As at now, 8th of August 2013, 7.46PM CAT. Justin Bieber is topping the list with 42, 466, 052 followers. And Justin Timberlake is at the 10th position with 23, 563, 102.

  3. This is an interesting list, but not surprising. Soon it will be exactly one year since it was built and I am pretty curious to see if and how the top 10 has changed. I will wait for September and see 😀

    • Same here! I bet Barack Obama is higher in the list! What do you think? I really think he is higher in that list now, mostly because of all the attention he is receiving right now while he is dealing with this Ebola issue! I think a lot Americans want to know what he is doing to keep everyone safe, so bet he’ll get more followers soon.

  4. I’m actually quite elated that I only have one name on this list. …@ Barack Obama. Which I feel we should all have, but that’s just my opinion. Going to check the 2013 list and see if any names have changed.

  5. I’m actually surprised by a few on this list. I didn’t think Britney, Shakira, or Kim Kardashian would be in the top 10. Maybe I’m just not hip anymore…or maybe I never was 😀

  6. Uhm I wonder if the list has changed a bit? I bet, I wonder who is the number one now? I’m going to guess that possibly Barack Obama? I say that because lately he is getting more attention than ever, specially now with this awful Ebola crisis. I call it crisis because when something as awful as Ebola reaches American soil… that is surely a crisis!

  7. I’m not surprised about any of these names except for Britney Spears. She hasn’t been a show-stopper for some time, at least in my eyes. Either way, I can’t help but wonder how many of these accounts have fake followers. Buying followers seems to be the new thing, even for businesses. Anyway, I’d love to see how many of these celebrities made it to the top list in 2014.

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