Here are updated stats for the top 10 Twitter accounts by most followers as of February 2, 2014.

1. Katy Perry
@katyperry
50.1 Million

2. Justin Bieber
@justinbieber
49.3 Million

3. Barack Obama
@barackobama
41.2 Million

4. Lady Gaga
@ladygaga
41.0 Million

5. YouTube
@youtube
39.0 Million

6. Taylor Swift
@taylorswift13
38.8 Million

7. Britney Spears
@britneyspears
35.7 Million

8. Rihanna
@rihanna
33.9 Million

9. Instagram
@instagram
30.6 Million

10. Justin Timberlake
@jtimberlake
30.3 Million

 

 

 

Here is a brief video collage I put together with the top 10.

7 Comments
  1. I was so sure one of the Kardashians or One Direction would be in the top ten. Especially 1D with all their fangirls all over the world. I’m a huge fan of Katy Perry and Rihanna, so yay for my beautiful and talented girls!

  2. I remember I used to listen to Britney Spears when I was younger, which I would follow all her updates back then. I’m very surprised that she’s got a lot of followers, and there are still huge fans of Britney Spears. I also like Taylor Swift’s songs, which I’m a big fan of country music. I have no surprises that she’s become a popular country artist. I’m definitely a follower of Britney Spears and Taylor Swift.

  3. I remember early twitter days when Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore had the most followers. They used to have 1 million. Those numbers seem like nothing today. Impressive to see how far Twitter grew in these years.

  4. It’s pretty amazing that the majority of the top 10 Twitter accounts are still those belonging to music artists. No movie stars or TV stars or even reality TV stars. I also find it surprising that there are no corporate Twitter accounts that are in the top 10; Apple or Samsung for instance.

    I’m curious to see if this trend changes as months and years go by. I think it might very well happen. I could imagine companies being able to develop a huge following if they have engaging content, and especially if they were to offer discounts, coupon codes or other incentives that would motivate people to follow them.

  5. wow, president Barack Obama is #3 in between Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. I can only wonder if he would be given the opportunity to choose between the people from government reunions and other high-end meetings and these two, whom he would choose to be amidst… perhaps he would enjoy more should he be surrounded by these very two in real life?

    I also wonder if anybody else from this list would run for president, how many would vote for them. I can see RiRi and Tay as ending up with good ratings in the presidential race!

  6. Dominated by music artists again. I didn’t know Perry was top, that’s interesting. I personally have no interest in these artists and the useless stuff they tweet about, promoting their stuff. Seeing the list is interesting though.

  7. Wow, I wonder why Katy Perry is at the top of the list. While she is a very popular celebrity, I do not see what she has done to make her the most followed. This could show that, because the majority of social networkers are of the young generation, she is most popular of the young generatio .

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