Top 20 Twitter Celebrity Follows

May 24, 2011

Social Media, Twitter

Who has more than 10 million Twitter followers? Who is the most followed actor or actress on Twitter? Who is the most popular politician on Twitter? These top 20 global celebrities have more than 110 million combined Twitter followers. That’s almost twice the population of the United Kingdom!

Top 20 Twitter Users With Most Followers

1. Lady Gaga @ladygaga – mother mons†er 10,341,173 followers
2. Justin Bieber @justinbieber – on the MY WORLD TOUR!!! NEVER SAY NEVER 3D out on DVD NOW!! SOMEDAY out June 20th – A real man knows what a lady wants 9,873,975 followers
3. Barack Obama @BarackObama – 44th President of the United States 8,193,511 followers
4. Britney Spears @britneyspears - It’s Britney Bitch! 7,954,850 followers
5. Kim Kardashian @KimKardashian – business woman, exec producer, fashion designer, perfumista 7,589,108 followers
6. Ashton Kutcher @aplusk – I make stuff, actually I make up stuff, stories mostly, collaborations of thoughts, dreams, and actions. Thats me. 6,809,787 followers7. Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow - Comedian, talk show host and ice road trucker. My tweets are real, and they’re spectacular 6,729,280 followers
8. Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 – 6,487,424 followers
9. Oprah Winfrey @Oprah – Live Your Best Life 5,954,126 followers
10. Curtis James Jackson III @50cent – It’s the kid 50 Cent | G-Unit 4,623,497 followers
11. Justin Timberlake @jtimberlake – Official Justin Timberlake Twitter. 4,623,496 followers
12. Ryan Seacrest @RyanSeacrest – The day will happen whether or not you get up. – John Ciardi 4,569,790 followers
13. Mariah Carey @MariahCarey – Citizen of the World Dahhhling! 4,452,416 followers
14. CNN Breaking News @cnnbrk - CNN.com is among the world’s leaders in online news and information deli…4,369,730 followers
15. Ashley Tisdale @ashleytisdale – My official twitter page!! Hoping my tweets inspire you. 4,352,757 followers
16. Alecia Beth Moore @Pink – it’s all happening 4,081,771 followers
17. Charlie Sheen @charliesheen – Born Small… Now Huge… Winning… Bring it..! (unemployed winner…) 4,010,803 followers
18. Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal @THE_REAL_SHAQ - VERY QUOTATIOUS, I PERFORM RANDOM ACTS OF SHAQNESS 3,808,036 followers
19. Coldplay @coldplay – The official Coldplay twitter page. 3,765,339 followers
20. Sean Diddy Combs @iamdiddy – KING COMBS 3,675,982 followers

Bubbling under: 21. Demi Moore @mrskutcher - 3,599,239 followers

Most of these entries come from the entertainment industry, which is no surprise, but there is one business name that has made it to the list as well. CNN is the 14th most followed entity on Twitter. The second biggest  business is also a news company, The New York Times which almost made it to the top 20 with 3,243,252 followers. The most popular politician on Twitter is Barack Hussein Obama II, the 44th  President of the United States. Ashton Kutcher takes the win in the actor category; and the most popular athlete (and the only one) is the American basketball player for the Boston Celtics, Shaq O’Neal.

When I started writing this article the New York born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta aka. Lady Gaga had 10,339,322 Twitter followers; when I finished it about 50 minutes later she had 1,851 more! She is gaining 37 Twitter followers per minute on average! She wins the musician category just ahead of Justin Bieber as well is the only person so far to reach over 10 million fans on Twitter . Most of these celebrities have also a big fan base on Facebook, but surprisingly the Top 20 Most Popular Facebook Pages is quite different from this Twitter Top 20 list.

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Kris Olin is a web designer specialised in SEO, social media marketing, Facebook advertising and Internet promotion strategies. Kris has a masters degree in marketing, MSc (Econ.) and he has written the Facebook Advertising Guide. Follow Kris on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and .

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4 Responses to “Top 20 Twitter Celebrity Follows”

  1. brianna Says:

    Justin Bieber has over 11 million follows.

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  2. Kris Olin Says:

    Yes, there are now two people with more than 10 million followers. Lady Gaga has 12.7 million and Justin is not that far behind with 11.9 million. Barack Obama and Britney will reach 10 million shortly as he they have 9.7 and 9.1 million followers at the moment. This just goes to show how quickly things change in the wild wild web. In just about 80 days Justin Bieber has increased his Twitter followers by 2 million people. Scary!

    Stay posted for the update in the near future!

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  3. Kris Olin Says:

    @SnoopDogg has been getting lots of Twitter action lately and the homie’s got over 4 million followers. Will have to add him to my next update.

    Reply

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