Twitter is one amazing micro-blogging site that lets you connect with the people you love and worship. Yes, you can connect directly with your favorite celebrities whom you adore! Celebrities on twitter have something known as a verified account, which is indicated by a prominent blue tick mark alongside their display pictures. This is just so that you know you’re following the right person. Leading celebrities have followers that almost cross the 10 million mark. But there are these top 10 celebrities who have the maximum followers as off today. Check them out!
10. Jennifer Lopez:
Jennifer Lopez is one of America’s most popular celebrities with many movies and songs under her belt. The talented actress and singer joined the twitter world on September 26 2008, and ever since has notched up 20,071,207 followers. Though she finds herself at no.13 on the list of most followed accounts on twitter, she is the 10th celebrity in the list. Jennifer Lopez makes her presence felt on twitter rarely with an average of 5 tweets per day. Her twitter handle is @Jlo. This American pop star began her Hollywood career in 1991 and continues to perform in movies today. Lopez also featured on the cover of April 2011’s People Magazine as the Most Beautiful Woman. In her entire career in the entertainment industry, she has won 265 awards. Her current net-worth is $250 million.
Shakira, the popular voice behind ‘Hips Don’t Lie’, is twitter’s 9th most followed celebrity with 21,057,814 followers. She was born on February 2nd 1977 and has gone on to become one of the most popular pop singers worldwide. Shakira made her debut at the age of 14, with her first album Magia. Her 2006 hit song ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ topped as the no.1 song in as many as 55 countries worldwide. Shakira also recorded the 2010 Fifa World Cup’s official anthem called ‘Waka Waka’ that became a huge sensation amongst the footballing fraternity, making it the most viewed youtube video at 500 million views. Shakira is currently married to the Spanish football star Gerard Pique, with whom she recently had a baby. Shakira is also the leading advocate for Education and Early Childhood Development by giving compelling speeches to the students at Oxford University as she is performing to tens of thousands of fans at her shows. Also, she is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador. She was appointed to the President¹s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics by President Obama in January 2011. The official twitter handle of Shakira is @shakira and as per records, she tweets only twice on an average daily basis.
8. Justin Timberlake:
Justin Timberlake is twitter’s 8th most followed celebrity, with 22,066,658 twitter followers tracking his daily activities. The popular actor, singer, businessman was born on January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee. Justin has been able to secure huge fan following globally. His famous movie ‘Friend with benefits’ where he stars besides Mila Kunis has been a huge sensation amongst the younger generations. Justin’s official twitter handle is @jtimberlake and records suggest her tweets twice on a daily basis.
7. Britney Spears:
Britney Spears is twitter’s 8th most followed celebrity with a follower count of 28,621,818 and counting. The American pop-singer, dancer and actress was born on December 2nd 1981 in Mississippi. She performed acting roles in her childhood before stepping into the music industry. Her first music album was ‘Baby one more time’ in 1999 followed by her second music album in 2000 titles ‘Ooops I did it again’. Her music work has earned her huge fan following all over the globe and hasn’t left her short of awards too. She has won one Grammy award, six MTV music awards and a Lifetime achievement award. She has also appeared as judge on the America TV show the X FACTOR. According to forbes, she was the richest paid female musician in 2012 with a net-worth of 58$ Million. Britney’s official twitter handle is @britneyspears and her bio reads ‘Its Britney Bitch!’
6. Taylor Swift:
Taylor Swift is twitter’s 6th most followed celebrity in the world. The American singer currently has 29,889,707 followers on twitter. Swift moved to Tennessee at the age of 14 to pursue her career in music. She became Sony/ATV music’s youngest songwriter ever to be hired and started off with her debut album in 2006. She became the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a no.1 song on the charts, the song being ‘Our Song’, which co-incidentally was only her third song. Her second album Fearless released in 2008 and took to the top of the hit songs. It became the second best-selling album at that time. Taylor Swift has won 7 Grammy Awards 11 American Music Awards and 13 other Music awards. She has sold 26 million albums so far in her music venture. She has even appeared on tv shows like CSI and Valentine’s Day. Swift supports arts education, natural disaster relief, LGBT anti-discrimination efforts, and charities for sick children. Her official twitter account is @taylorswift13. Records suggest she tweets as rarely as once on a daily basis.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty, popularly known as Rihanna is twitter’s 5th most followed celebrity at 30,243,196 followers. Rihanna was born in Barbados on February 20 1988. She has gone on to become a leading singer across the globe. Her debut album, Music of the Sun (2005) featured in the Billboard top 100. Among her many hit songs ‘Umbrella’ was the best as it swept worldwide interests making Rihanna a huge sensation. Rihanna has won 6 Grammy awards, 5 American Music Awards and 22 Billboard awards. She was the 12th most powerful celebrity in Forbes list of 2012. Also, in the same year, she featured as one of the most influential people in the world in TIME magazine. Rihanna was in the wrong side of the news regarding her long time boyfriend Chris Brown allegedly assaulting her. But all connections calmed down as the two have gotten back together. Rihanna’s official twitter handle is @rihanna. Twitter says she tweets atleast 7 times on an average daily.
4. Barack Obama:
One must know something important when following Barack Obama. His twitter account, though official, is run by his Organizing Action Staff. However, if Obama himself tweets, then he signs it off with a ‘-bo’. Yes, the American President is twitter’s 4th most twitter followed celebrity with a follower count of 33,324,170. Barack Obama became America’s 44th President on January 20,2009. Obama is married to Michelle with whom he has made numerous public appearances. He is also the father of Sasha and Malia. In his youth days, he was often nicknamed as Barry. Oh yes, Barry Obama who is an avid supporter of the Chicago White Sox. At the 2005 ALCS, he threw out the first pitch when he was still a senator. The official twitter handle of the American President is @barackobama. Be sure to see his tweets as often as 10 times a day.
3. Katy Perry:
Katy Perry believes in ‘Back to Twerk’. At least that is what her official twitter account says. Katy Perry is the 3rd most followed celebrity on twitter with 38,469,600 followers. The popular American born pop singer was born on October 25 1984. She is also an avid song-writer and does a few cameo roles as an actress. She appeared as a guest Judge on American Idol in 2010. She has also appeared on shows like Saturday Night Live, How I met Your Mother and the X Factor. Her recent tv appearance was on Raising Hope as Rikki Hargrove. Katy Perry was ranked as 7th in the Rolling Stone’s Queen of Pop toll in 2011. Known for her unconventional dressing and sex appeal, she has acquired great fame for a work in the past2-3 years. She met Russell Brand in 2009 and began dating him, ultimately marrying him in 2010 in a wedding ceremony held in India. The official twitter handle of Katy Perry is @katyperry and reports suggest she tweets at least once a day on an average basis.
2. Lady Gaga:
Twitter’s 2nd most followed celebrity is Lady Gaga, who has 38,695,740 followers at present. Lady Gaga joined twitter on December 24, 2008 and her twitter bio reads ‘When POP sucks the TITS of Art. Pretty whacky twitter bio that is. Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, was born on March 28 1986. She is an American Singer, song-composer, activist, fashionist etc. Lady Gaga is known for many of her popular hits like Bad Romance, Poker Face and Judas. Lady Gaga leads her own fight against HIV and AIDS, as she organizes education schemes for women on these issues. Charity is a sincere part of Gaga’s contributions as she immensely helps in emergency scenarios. She once donated money to the victims of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Lady Gaga launched a non-profit organization called the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) in September 2012 to focus on youth empowerment and many other issues like well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development. She featured as a mentor in the 10th edition of American Idol in 2010. The official twitter handle of Lady Gaga is @ladygaga. Though she may not be as active on twitter as other celebs, she does have a huge twitter fan following.
1. Justin Bieber:
‘#BELIEVE is on ITUNES and in STORES WORLDWIDE! – SO MUCH LOVE FOR THE FANS…you are always there for me and I will always be there for you. MUCH LOVE. Thanks’. These are the exact words of Justin Bieber’s twitter bio. Bieber is the most followed twitter celebrity with 40,987,383 followers so far. That is just huge! He is of Canadian origin and is extremely popular for his music and pop-singing worldwide. Even more is that he has achieved so much fame while he is still in his teenage years. Bieber was discovered by American talent manager Scooter Braun in 2008, who then became Bieber’s manager. ‘Baby’ has been Bieber’s best hit so far. ‘Beauty and a Beat’, ‘Never Say Never’ and ‘As Long As You Love Me’ remains his latest sensation hits. Twitter suggests that he is an avid tweeter, with an average of 12 tweets a day. Justin joined twitter on October 1st 2009 and his official twitter handle is @justinbieber. Bieber recently performed at a live concert in Dubai where he was attacked by a crazy fan. But the pop singer showed utter most professionalism, continuing with the concert immediately after that bizarre incident.