Twitter, a microblogging and social networking service, remained in the headlines throughout the year because of its ownership. This article will list the 10 most followed Twitter accounts in 2022 and their followings.
On Twitter, “tweets” are the messages through which users post and interact with each other. Originally, tweets were limited to 140 characters, but this number doubled to 280 characters in November 2017. However, the audio and video tweets remain limited to 140 seconds.
Registered users can read, like, post, and retweet tweets as per their will, but unregistered users can only read the tweets.
Twitter, based in San Francisco, California, was formed by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams in March 2006 and launched in July of the same year. Twitter became a success within a few years by crossing the target of 100 million users posting 340 million tweets a day.
In 2013, Twitter became one of the top ten most-visited websites and was described as “the SMS of the Internet.” And it had more than 330 million monthly active registered users by the beginning of 2019.
However, it is in the headlines throughout 2022 as Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion, making it one of the biggest deals to take a company private. Musk then established a Twitter content moderation group as his first act as CEO.
List Of The Top 10 Most Followed Accounts On Twitter
Twitter makes headlines every year by releasing data on who is the most followed person or whose tweet was retweeted the most, who are the top ten people with the most followers, etc. On this page, you will find the top ten most followed personalities on Twitter, starting from the last one- YouTube, to the first- Barack Obama
9. Narendra Modi
8. Lady Gaga
7. Taylor Swift
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
4. Katy Perry
3. Justin Bieber
2. Elon Musk
1 Barack Obama
|Ranking||Account Name||Number Of Followers||Joined Date|
|1||Barack Obama||133.2 Million||March 2007|
|2||Elon Musk||118.3 Million||June 2009|
|3||Justin Bieber||113.7 million||March 2009|
|4||Katy Perry||108.8 Million||February 2009|
|5||Rihanna||107.2 million||October 2009|
|6||Cristiano Ronaldo||105.1 Million||June 2010|
|7||Taylor Swift||91.9 Million||December 2008|
|8||Lady Gaga||84.9 Million||March 2008|
|9||Narendra Modi||84.6 Million||January 2009|
|10||Youtube||77.7 Million||November 2007|
Joined- November 2007
Followers- 77.7 Million
Twitter Account- @YouTube
Youtube is the tenth most followed account on Twitter, with 77.7 million followers and 1194 followings. Youtube with @YouTube Twitter id is the official brand account. It joined Twitter in its initial days, in November 2007.
Youtube is an American online video-sharing app and social media platform that earns profits all over the world (excluding blocked countries). It was launched in February 2005, and now its headquarters are in San Bruno, California. It was created by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim, who were students at the time.
Youtube is a success story today, with more than 2.5 billion monthly users watching more than one billion videos each day. Not only this, but the rate of video uploading is also high-loading at a rate of more than 500 hours of content per minute as of May 2019. It is the second most searched website after a Google search.
Youtube was bought by Google for $1.65 billion in October 2006, 18 months after posting its first video by Jawed Karim with the title “Me at the Zoo.”
The first video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and has been viewed over 246 million times as of August 29, 2022.
YouTube on Twitter is gaining 26,939 followers on average every day and tweeting 10% more than last month. It has the 518,107th highest tweet rank with a total of 48,695 tweets in 2022.
9. Narendra Modi
Joined- January 2009
Followers- 84.6 Million
Twitter Account- @narendramodi
The next account we have is that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi- @narendramodi. It is moving upward, as it is in ninth place from the eleventh rank.
Narendra Modi joined Twitter three years after its inception in January 2009. He has 84.6 million followers and 2,453 followings on Twitter.
With a verified account, India’s Prime Minister is the most followed Indian on Twitter. And the longest-serving prime minister outside the Indian National Congress might soon move upward as he is gaining more than 30,000 followers every day.
Narendra Damodardas Modi, an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current Prime Minister since 2014, is the most followed Asian on Twitter. Modi joined Twitter when he was the chief minister of Gujarat and excessively gained followers after being appointed as the Indian PM.
The current Indian prime minister is the third most followed leader in the world if we count Donald Trump’s deactivated account in the list.
If not, then Narendra Modi is the second most followed politician in the world after Barack Obama.
8. Lady Gaga
Joined- March 2008
Followers- 84.9 Million
Twitter Account- @ladygaga
Lady Gaga joined Twitter in March 2008, and since then she has been posting and tweeting humorous tweets to entertain her fans and followers.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, professionally known as Lady Gaga, has 84.9 million followers and follows 116.8k accounts.
She has tweeted more than 9,950 times since joining. She is also the first person to hit the target of 25 million followers on Twitter.
The American singer, songwriter, and actress posted her first tweet on March 27, 2008, at 8.26 am.
The tweet was op rehearsing for my video “Just Dance” and being at the WMC to perform at the Armani and Nervous Records party. But I have no nervous record! received more than 11k retweets and 10k likes on that tweet.
She is the only female artist to achieve four singles and has sold an estimated 170 million records. She has been the creator of many viral tweets, which have been hilarious. She also promotes her songs and business through tweets.
Despite her funny and entertaining tweets, she is losing followers at an average rate of 368 per day.
7. Taylor Swift
Joined- December 2008
Followers- 91.9 Million
Twitter Account- @taylorswift13
Taylor Swift, the American singer-songwriter’s account, is the seventh most followed account on Twitter with 91.9 million followers and 0 followings.
The greatest singer of all time joined Twitter in December 2008, and her first tweet was about her apologizing to a very needy cat for being gone so long, on December 6, 2008.
The singer with 11 Grammy Awards is decorating her career, and in the same way, she has decorated her Twitter caption with her famous quote, that is – I am the problem, it’s me.”
Taylor Swift is available on Twitter under a verified account- @taylorswift13 and is gaining around 15,000 followers every day, creating a high possibility of moving upwards in the ladder of the most followed accounts on Twitter.
The midnight singer has only tweeted 746 times since joining Twitter, and only seven times in 2022. However, the fun fact is that people tweet more about her than she tweets; hundreds of people tweet about her every second of the day.
The data shows that there were more tweets about the re-release of Red (Taylor’s version) than there were about any other famous sport.
In the past 12 years, people have tweeted around 329 million times referring to Taylor Swift, which means more than 75,000 tweets every day about Taylor Swift for the past 4,380 days.
Due to this, Twitter created “The Swift Report,” a compilation of data displaying how often tweets about Taylor Swift dominated users’ feeds.
6. Cristiano Ronaldo
Joined- June 2010
Followers- 105.1 Million
Twitter Account- @Cristiano
Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the greatest players of all time, has added another feather to his marvelous achievement cap by gaining 100 million followers on Twitter in May 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is not only the first football player but also the first sportsperson to have 105.1 million followers on Twitter. He is available on Twitter under the hashtag @Cristiano with only 62 followings.
The Portuguese professional football player who plays as a forward and captains the Portugal football team joined Twitter in June 2010.
The highest-paid athlete of 2016 and 2017 and the world’s most marketable and famous athlete, Ronaldo, is gaining more than 34,000 followers each day on Twitter. This says that he might jump some positions in the list of most-followed people on Twitter.
Ronaldo is the first footballer and third sportsman to earn US$1 billion in his career and also the most-followed European on Twitter, with a total of 3,844 tweets posted by him.
Joined – October 2009
Followers- 107.2 million
Twitter Account- @rihanna
Rihanna is the fifth person with the most followers on Twitter, with 107.2 million followers and 983 followings on her account- @rihanna.
The Barbadian singer joined Twitter in October 2009, and her first tweet was on October 14 at 2.48 am- The Wait Is Ova.” Nov 23 09.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a singer, actress, and businesswoman who rose to prominence in 2005 after the release of her first two albums- Music of the Sun and A Girl Like Me. She is also well known for her songs like “Lift Me Up”
With sales of over 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna is the second-best female music artist of all time and also the fourth person and second female to gain 100 million followers on Twitter.
Rihanna was behind Taylor Swift on Twitter, but she passed her with 100 million followers. On a daily average, she is gaining around 13,300 followers every day, meaning she might soon take another higher spot at this rate.
Rihanna uses her social media platform to raise real issues, promote her songs and business, and interact with her fans.
She is known for her involvement in humanitarian causes, the fashion industry, and entrepreneurial ventures, which are easily visible in her tweets on Twitter.
With 10,658 total tweets, the famous singer is also the founder of the non-profit organization Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house under LVMH.
4. Katy Perry
Joined- February 2009
Followers- 108.8 Million
Twitter Account- @katyperry
Katy Perry, an American singer, songwriter, and television personality is fourth on the list of most followed Twitter accounts. She has 108.8 million followers and 240 followers, making her the most followed woman on Twitter. She joined Twitter in February 2009 with the id @katyperry and mentioned: “LOVE is the key to unlocking every door” in the bio of her account.
She is professionally known as Katy Perry, her name taken from her maiden name, while her birth name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She became the first person to reach 100 million followers in the history of Twitter. She gained 100 million followers in 2017, after which she thanked every one of her fans in a tweet.
Katy’s first tweet was about her traveling to Berlin and her feelings after joining the social media platform. Since then, she has used the site to show support to fellow singers in the fraternity, interact with fans, and promote her work.
Perry is one of the most influential people and is highly influential in modern pop music. Vogue recognized her campy style and referred to her as the Queen of Camp.
Perry is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, but now she is losing followers every day. The daily average of followers lost is around 1900.
As of November 2022, she had tweeted 11,789 tweets in total.
3. Justin Bieber
Joined- March 2009
Followers- 113.7 million
Twitter Account- @justinbieber
Justin Bieber was the most-followed person at the time, in 2013. Now he has slipped to rank three, just behind Barack Obama and Elon Musk.
In May 2017, Justin Beiber hit 100 million followers, and Twitter introduced a #100MBeliebers emoji to celebrate the musician’s milestone number.
He is now the most followed singer on Twitter, with 113.7 million followers and 28.3k followers.
The teen idol, Justin Drew Bieber, joined Twitter in March 2009, just before gaining recognition as a famous singer. With the release of his first seven-track EP, My World, he gained notoriety and became famous throughout the world thanks to “Baby.”
The Sorry singer has tweeted more than 31,000 tweets since the day he joined Twitter.
The Canadian singer posted his first tweet on May 12, 2009, at 8.57 a.m. The tweet was simply the announcement of his single “One Time”- “Check out my single “ONE TIME” on Myspace and spread the word for me.” Thanks.” This first tweet by Beiber received 165.8K retweets and 98.9K likes.
Despite his fame, he is losing followers at an average rate of 3,900 per day.
2. Elon Musk
Joined- June 2009
Followers- 118.3 Million
Twitter Account- @elonmusk
Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, is the sixth person to amass 100 million followers on Twitter. As per the data, he excessively gained followers between June 26 and June 27- the number is over 150,000 followers.
The Tesla owner is also the owner of Twitter, which he bought for $44 billion, making him the only leader of a famous social media platform who is good at using their social media network.
The billionaire joined Twitter in June 2009 and currently has 118.3 million followers and 129 followers.
Elon Musk is famous on Twitter for ideologically criticizing his opponents, the main one being Donald Trump, who is banned from Twitter. His followers love his advice and funny tweets and see his tweets as the bitter truth sans sugarcoating.
He might soon reach the top position if the growth of his followers remains the same as at the time of this writing, which is gaining more than 285,000 followers every day.
1. Barack Obama
Joined- March 2007
Followers- 133.2 Million
Twitter Account- @BarackObama
Barack Obama, the first African-American to become the US president, is also the most followed person on Twitter.
Mr. 44th US President joined Twitter within a year of its launch in March 2007 and posted his first tweet on April 30, 2007, at 12.34 a.m. about the Iraq war.
The tweet was “Thinking we’re only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq,” provided with a signature link below.
Barack Obama currently has 133.2 million followers, with 569.4k followings.
In the caption of his Twitter account- @BarackObama, he wrote his identities as dad, husband, president, and citizen.
Barack Obama excessively gained followers on Twitter in 2015. He posted a tweet from the new account @POTUS and hit one million followers within five hours.
It would take months even for a celebrity to reach one million followers, but he gained another million followers on the second day.
When counting from the day he had 150,000 followers to when he gained almost 2 million followers in 2015, it was found that Mr. Obama amassed Twitter followers at a rate of 1,213 followers per minute.
However, now he is losing followers as many Twitter users left the service when the news about Elon Musk owning Twitter came out. On average, he is losing over 7,700 followers per day.
The ex-president has tweeted around 16,600 tweets since the day he joined Twitter.
Here we conclude the list of the top ten most followed Twitter accounts of 2022, with Barack Obama still in the first position. These rankings keep changing from time to time, with many personalities dropping from the top ten to the top fifty.
Two other accounts used to be in the top ten most followed accounts but are now deactivated. Those are Arianna Grande, the American female singer with over 85 million followers, and Donald Trump, ex-president and politician of the USA, with over 87 million followers.
Most Followed Twitter Accounts – FAQ
Who has the most followers on Twitter in 2022?
Barack Obama, the 44th US president, has the most followers on Twitter in 2022.
Who is the most tweeted person on Twitter this year?
Twitter does not release any official data about who is the most tweeted about, but social media sites make the list.
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, is still the most tweeted person, as his tweet posted in 2019 was retweeted over 4 million times as of November 2022. The tweet was written by Maezawa in the Japanese language.
Who is the second most followed person on Twitter in 2022?
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, is the second most followed person on Twitter, roaring past Justin Bieber in May and June 2022.
Who tweets the most on Twitter?
As of right now, Twitter hasn’t put out any official information about who tweets the most.
Most retweeted tweets on Twitter?
Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, tweeted in Japanese on January 5, 2019, that is the most retweeted tweet on Twitter with over 4 million retweets.
The second most retweeted tweet, with over 3.2 million retweets, is again posted by Yusaku Maezawa on December 31, 2019.
The third tweet is “Help Me, Please.” A MAN NEEDS HIS NUGGS, posted by Carter Wilkerson on April 5, 2017, has been retweeted over 3.1 million times.
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