This list will count down from the number 10 spot to number 6 of the top Twitter accounts with the most followers. Make sure you keep an eye on out for the second part of this list – if you think these numbers here are huge, just wait til you see who takes the top spot!
10. Twitter: 55,064,486 followers
With about 55 million followers, Twitter sneaks into this list of Twitter accounts with the most followers. I’m personally surprised that it doesn’t have more, given its more than 1+ billion registered users on the platform, but we know that not all of them are active… nonetheless, go Twitter!
9. Justin Timberlake: 55,406,690 followers
Mr. Justin Timberlake edged out Twitter for the number 9 spot with about 300+ thousand followers more than the Social Media giant. Justin has a sea of mixed fans from his N Sync days to his more grown up tunes, not to mention collaborations with some of today’s music industry elites. He’s also gone into landing lead roles in movies to voicing animated characters, so his followers surely range in terms of age and interests.
8. Lady Gaga: 59,757,672 followers
Lady Gaga’s followers, just shy of the 60 million mark also likely span from her music, TV roles and humanitarian efforts. While we all know Lady Gaga’s catchy tunes and intriguing (sometimes downright scandalous) music videos, she’s also tried acting. Her most recent role, (and arguably her only memorable thus far) Elizabeth Johnson on American Horror Story, scored her a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress. No wonder she’s got a huge following on Twitter… she does it all and has fans across different types of media!
7. Ellen DeGeneres: 60,060,695 followers
With over 60 million followers, it confirms what already know: we all love Ellen DeGeneres. Seriously, who doesn’t love this funny lady? When she hosted the 2014 Oscars, she took a selfie with other celebrities that nearly broke Twitter (not really, but it’s still the most retweeted image on Twitter to date). Of course she has her TV show which has a loyal following of ladies and she has also done some voice work, the latest being Dory in Disney’s ‘Finding Dory’. With all of that, she’s bound to catch lots of fans!
6. Rihanna: 61,114,092 followers
Unlike Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga or Ellen DeGeneres, Rihanna is mostly known for her music. While she has done some work other than singing, her followers are mostly likely those who worship her catchy tunes. We all know that Rihanna has also had her fair share of collaborations with some of music’s greatest, which likely adds a few more thousands to her list. Teaming up with big names like Drake, David Guetta, Eminem, Kanye West (just to name a few) has likely helped sway some of those artists’ followers to jump on the Rihanna wagon as well!
It’s kind of unbelievable to think that there are 5 other Twitter accounts that beat these already impressive accounts, but it’s true! With 3 musicians and a comedian on this list, who else do you think rounds up the top 5?