With 67 million people using Twitter every month, getting the most Twitter followers out of everyone is a difficult task. The competition is fierce, but these individuals have risen to the top of the food chain.
We have put together this accurate list for you to get to know the most influential tweeters as of December 6, 2021.
12 Most Followed Accounts on Twitter
Barack Obama [133.2 M]
First and foremost is Barack Obama, the two-term President of the United States. It should come as no surprise that holding the world’s most powerful office attracts a large number of followers.
Senator Bob Dole was a war hero, a political leader, and a statesman—with a career and demeanor harkening back to a day when members of the Greatest Generation abided by a certain code, putting country over party. Our thoughts are with Elizabeth and the Dole family.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 5, 2021
With the presidency behind him, Obama’s tweets are mostly about his other activities, such as the work of his Obama Foundation.
Elon Musk [117.9M]
The current owner of twitter
Justin Bieber [113.7 M]
Since his 2010 hit “Baby,” Justin Bieber has been a near-constant presence. Since then, he’s remained in the spotlight, updating his style and appearance as he’s gotten older, and becoming one of the world’s biggest stars.
Jaden Smith, Queen Latifah, and Iggy Azalea are among Bieber’s more notable fans. He’s also the seventh most influential person on Twitter.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) December 4, 2021
In comparison to the other accounts on this list, his actual account has fewer promotional posts. Posts are sparse, and they are often random thoughts and the type of content that any other Twitter user would post.
Katy Perry [108.8 M]
Katy Perry, the world’s most famous pop star and lady kisser, comes in third place. Perry rose from humble beginnings singing in churches to become one of the world’s biggest music acts.
Perry uses Twitter to post her own thoughts and personal messages, which may explain her higher number, rather than flooding the feed with promotional tweets
Rihanna [107.2 M]
Rihanna, another musician on our list (and certainly not the last), is a megastar and beauty product entrepreneur. With a slew of hits under her belt and her Fenty Beauty empire thriving, she has amassed a sizable Twitter following.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 24, 2021
Rihanna’s Twitter has also received a lot of attention, particularly when she chastised Donald Trump for using her songs at his rallies.
Rihanna’s Twitter account contains both promotional and personal tweets, such as shoutouts to collaborators and political posts, in addition to the usual promotional content.
Cristiano Ronaldo [105.1 M]
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only sports personality on the list. Ronaldo, the fourth most inspirational person on Twitter, has some big-name followers, including Lil Wayne, Jack Dorsey (the EX CEO of Twitter), and Usain Bolt.
Very happy to become the first football player to score more than 800 official goals. What an amazing and unforgettable run this is becoming… Thank you to all my supporters for always standing by my side. 801 and still counting!🙏🏽👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/1UqngjqE8V
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 3, 2021
His account is fairly consistent, with recent tweets mostly consisting of pictures of him and his family simply hanging out and doing whatever impossibly rich footballers do.
Taylor Swift [92 M]
We’re in the home stretch now, and Taylor Swift is in sixth place. Being one of the world’s biggest pop stars not only brings fame and fortune but also a large number of Twitter followers.
It never would have been possible to go back & remake my previous work, uncovering lost art & forgotten gems along the way if you hadn’t emboldened me. Red is about to be mine again, but it has always been ours. Now we begin again. Red (my version) is outhttps://t.co/ZUAWDuv4jL pic.twitter.com/Ji26KdOlWQ
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) November 12, 2021
According to our investigation, Swift is also the most impactful person on This thread. To make matters even more amazing, Taylor Swift barely tweets at all.
Her nearly 90 million followers are evidently compassionate.
Ariana Grande [85 M] (IT IS REMOVED!!!)
It’s been a big couple of years for Ariana Grande and with successive hits, she’s rarely been away from the headlines. With the release of her song ‘thank u, next’ kicking up a storm on Twitter, no one will be shocked to see her on this list.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) December 3, 2021
Her Twitter following is pretty star-studded as well, including Jared Leto, Harry Styles, and Lindsay Lohan. Grande not only posts personal and promotional tweets but also gives plenty of shout-outs to her fans.
Lady Gaga [84.9 M]
Lady Gaga is the eighth-most followed person on Twitter, thanks to her huge success in music and acting, particularly her recent performance in the film A Star Is Born.
Join me in donating to @BTWFoundation for #GivingTuesday. Your donation will help support youth mental wellness and grassroots community organizations working to meet unmet needs for young people across the country. 💕 https://t.co/Fyh932DswI pic.twitter.com/mY4k2zn0fa
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 30, 2021
She clearly connects with her audience as well, as she is the third most influential woman on Twitter, according to our research. Miley Cyrus, David Guetta, and Oprah Winfrey are among her fans.
Her account focuses primarily on her music and acting, as well as the activities of her Born This Way Foundation.
Narendra Modi [84.5 m]
India’s Prime Minister Modi is the most powerful politician on the list. Modi will be overjoyed to have made this list. He’s been a Twitter user since 2009, and he recognized early on the power of social media in politics.
Добро пожаловать, г-н президент!
Welcome to India my friend President Putin. Our meeting today will strengthen our Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership. The initiatives that we take today will further increase the scope of our cooperation to new areas. @KremlinRussia pic.twitter.com/v699GK4BEM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 6, 2021
YouTube [77.7 M]
YouTube is ranked 10th, ahead of Twitter’s own account. YouTube’s popularity has crossed platforms, making them one of the most successful accounts on Twitter, according to Alexa.
share a Short that’s a gift to the world 🎁
— YouTube (@YouTube) December 5, 2021
YouTube’s account is fairly straightforward, aside from the succinct bio of “Like and subscribe.” On their platform, it simply posts short clips and links to videos. Simple and an excellent way to highlight deserving YouTubers.
Ellen de Genres [77 M]
Ellen DeGeneres is up next. As the host of the hugely popular Ellen show, her massive viewing figures have made her a Twitter sensation as well.
Petition to make glitter illegal.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 5, 2021
Basically, her account is for her show (the handle is @TheEllenShow), so almost all of her tweets are images and clips that promote it. Having said that, a few personal tweets do appear on occasion.