Katy Perry made history when her Twitter account crossed 100 million followers on Friday. While a lot has been written about Twitter losing popularity, it is still ground zero for breaking news.
Be it a common man or politician; celebrity or sportsman, most people choose Twitter to give us a few snippets about their lives or use the platform to spread information. Example: In 2016, on the day of US Presidential elections, Twitter was the largest source of breaking news with 40 million election-related tweets on a single day.
With Katy Perry hitting 100 million followers on Twitter, we take a look at the top 10 Twitter influencers in the world:
1. Katy Perry
With the highest number of followers on Twitter, Kary Perry sits pretty on top of this list. This American Singer and Songwriter Katy Perry joined Twitter in 2009 and has tweeted 8,540 times. She is often seen posting about her latest albums, her pop collections, tours and seen interacting with her fans on a regular basis.
Pop star Justin Bieber also made it to the top 10 most Twitter followers list with 96.7 Million followers. Justin has tweeted almost 31,000 times since him joining Twitter way back in 2009. The pop star keeps his fans updated about his tours, albums, and next projects.
3. Barack Obama
The former US President makes it to top three most followed Twitter accounts with 90.8 million followers. Obama joined twitter in 2007 and since then has successfully tweeted almost 15,500 times. Be it talking about issues that affect the society or nation at large, Obama is quite active on the microblogging site.
4. Taylor Swift
One of the most popular contemporary female artists in today’s age is American singer Taylor Swift. Known for her narrative songs which are inspired by her personal lives has helped her carve a legacy of her own. And that’s why she is also one of the most popular Twitter handles with 85.1 million followers and about 4,000 plus tweets till date. Besides tweeting about her songs and music videos she also tweets about current affairs like the Manchester Tragedy as well.
The Barbadian singer, songwriter and actor has over 74 million followers on Twitter with nearly 10,000 tweets till date. The power packed performer joined Twitter in 2009 and is one of the world’s most famous women.
Ellen Lee De Generes is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She joined Twitter in 2008 and has over 70 million followers. With over 36K tweets she keeps her followers engrossed with her daily updates, show pictures and keep the twitters users laughing their hearts out even on twitter. She is the only comedian with such a high number of Twitter followers.
YouTube, Google’s video sharing website, joined Twitter in 2007 and has over 68 million followers with over 20,000 tweets till date. From sharing funny videos to promoting YouTube FanFest and giving a platform to many upcoming YouTubers and bloggers across the globe, this handle keeps its followers up to date with the latest videos.
8. Lady Gaga
Singer, songwriter and actress Lady Gaga has over 67 million followers and goes by the name of Xoxo on her official twitter handle. Lady Gaga joined Twitter in 2008 and has tweeted over 8,000 times.
From being a child on The Mickey Mouse Club to a global superstar, Justin Timberlake has come a long way. The American powerhouse singer, songwriter and actor joined Twitter in 2009 and has over 61 Million followers. Justin has tweeted almost 3,500 tweets with sports, music, and even asking people to donate money to the people affected in the Manchester attack.
And last but not the least Twitter’s own handle ‘Twitter’ makes it to the top 10 most followers list with almost 61 million people following it on a regular basis.