Tweeps With Highest Number of Twitter Followers

I still can’t think of a proper title for this post, but I guess may be it’s relevant to the topic. Do you know which users got the maximum or highest number of followers? How many twitter followers you have? Hundred or may be something in Thousand figure? That’s quite less. OK, let me ask you again, how many maximum followers can you think of? What do you think would be the maximum number of followers someone has on his twitter? The answer is 1,804,029.

Yes! Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) has 1,804,029 followers. 1.8million followers on twitter is a huge amount. And he is only following 149 people. Now coming to the second position, we have Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) with 1,536,208 (1.5million followers) . He is also having a website just like Ashton which gives up gossips, news and photos about celebrities. On the thirst position, its NEWS. CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) with 1,507,430 followers just jumped from 4th position to the 3rd one and left Queen of Pop Miss Britney Spears (@britneyspears) left behind having 1,493,124 followers (1.4million followers).

Here is the list of top 10 users with most / highest number of  followers on twitter.

  1. Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) –  1,804,029 followers.
  2. Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) – 1,536,208 followers.
  3. CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) –  1,507,430 followers
  4. Britney Spears (@britneyspears) –  1,493,124 followers.
  5. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) –  1,193,125 followers.
  6. Twitter (@twitter) –  1,157,167 followers.
  7. John C. Mayer (@johncmayer) –  1,085,273 followers.
  8. Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) –  1,068,119 followers.
  9. Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) –  1,018,948 followers.
  10. Jimmy Fallon (@jimmyfallon) –  1,011,893 followers.

From the list above, I have only figured out one thing. If you are a celebrity page 6 blogger with gossips, photos and videos on your website, you will be the most followed one. On the second place they are celebrities them self. All of the top 10 in the list are either celebrities or do have some connection with celebrities (except the CNN Breaking News and Twitter itself). So, I guess the Celebrity niche is the best one so far if you need success.

Disclaimer: The numbers may vary from time to time. I checked each of them on twitter for posting this article and copy/pasted the number of followers. During my post time or later the numbers may vary.

Ranking as on 30th August 2010 for twitter follower:

  1. Britney Spears (@britneyspears) –  5,784,089 followers.
  2. Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) – 5,640,134 followers.
  3. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) –  5,163,636 followers.
  4. Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) – 5,125,936 followers.
  5. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) – 4,872,194 followers.
  6. Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) –  4,123,456 followers.
  7. John C. Mayer (@johncmayer) –  3,650,478 followers.
  8. Twitter (@twitter) –  3,562,515 followers.
  9. Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) –  3,428,490 followers.
  10. CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) –  3,367,435 followers.

Ranking as on 14th October 2010

  1. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) – 6,748,887 followers.
  2. Britney Spears (@britneyspears) –  6,132,546 followers.
  3. Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) – 5,925,648 followers.
  4. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) – 5,711,204 followers.
  5. Barack Obama (@BarackObama) –  5,650,280 followers.
  6. Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) – 5,348,668 followers.
  7. Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) – 5,077,529 followers.
  8. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) – 4,412,588 followers.
  9. Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) –  4,406,439 followers.
  10. Katy Perry (@katyperry) – 4,266,133 followers.

From no where to No.1 it’s Lady Gaga on the top in the leaders of twitter most followed profiles. The new profiles which came in the top 10 list of highest number of followers are of Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. This new top10 list shows that people are getting less interested in the CNN Breaking News and all the top 10 list are of celebrities.

The above mentioned ranking list of highest twitter followers was update on 14th October 2010.

10 thoughts on “Tweeps With Highest Number of Twitter Followers

  1. Your figures are wrong! From what you have there, LeVar Burton should be in second place, with his 1,603,724 followers!

  2. wtf?? barrack obama (verified account) has 4,799,011 followers.

    u r showing to people a lousy figure of Ashton Kutcher 1,804,029 followers.

    atleast dont post incorrect information if you dont know. I googled “person having highest followers in twitter” and your site showed up. you got to undestand many persons will be misguided by this site.

  3. If you guys can only see the date of the article written then you can understand what you are all saying. I wrote this article in May 2009. At that time these were the figures, its been over a year now guys! come on, don’t act stupid!

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