1. Katy Perry (@KatyPerry- 101 million followers)
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson popularly known as Katy Perry is an American singer and songwriter famed for her ''I Kissed a Girl'' single. Katy Perry started off as a singer in church and she later decided to pursue a career in Gospel music while a teen and she released her debut album Katy Hudson under her birth name in 2001 when she was signed to Red Hill Records. The album was not a success commercially though. Not one to be deterred, she moved to Los Angeles the following year to venture into the secular music world. She adopted the stage name Kate Perry in 2007 but was dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and Columbia Records but luckily the same year she signed on with Capitol Records. Kate Perry rose to fame in 2008 when she released the ''I Kissed a Girl'' single which was quite controversial and this she followed up with the release of another single ''Hot n Cold'' that came from her second album, a pop record titled One of the Boys.
Kate Perry is quite a darling when it comes to social media, ranking as the most followed person on Twitter as of July 2017 with an estimated 101 million followers from all around the globe. Katy Perry has been known also to be one among the most prominent trending topics on the site
2. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber- 98 million followers)
Justin Drew Bieber is coming in at number 2, he is a 23-year-old Canadian singer and songwriter whose talent was discovered by a talent manager who watched the young Canadian do covers of popular songs on his YouTube channel. The talent manager then signed him to RBMG in 2008 where Bieber then got a chance to release his debut EP, My World in 2009. The EP was an instant success as it was certified Platinum in the US and made Bieber the first ever artist to have seven songs from a debut record to feature on the Billboard Hot 100. He recently released his fourth album, Purpose and this has enabled him to get featured in several collaborations such as the remix of Despacito, Let Me Love You and I'm the One. The artist has sold 100 million records and thus making him one of the world's best selling artists. The success of his music has enabled him to win one Grammy Award and be the first ever artist to surpass 10 billion video views on video streaming app Vevo. Justin Bieber was previously in a relationship with fellow singer Selena Gomez.
Justin Bieber is one among the most followed personalities on Twitter as of July 2017 with an estimated followership of 98 million Twitter users. His charming looks and singing prowess are regarded as one of the major reasons as to why Bieber has so many followers on Twitter.
3. Barrack Obama (@BarrackObama- 91 million followers)
Born on the 4th of August, 1961, Barrack Hussein Obama is an African American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States of America from the year 2009 up to his retirement in 2017. Barrack Obama is the first ever African American to have served as the President of the United States of America. Barrack Obama previously served as the Senator of Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and from 1997 to 2004 in the Illinois State Senate. President Barrack Obama is known for many landmark decisions and trade pacts that the United States has entered into. He is also a fervent supporter of the rights of the LGBT as it can be remembered well that it was during his tenure that the US came to accept the LGBT community. President Obama is also famed for his ObamaCare health policy.
President Obama rose to fame as the first ever African American president of the US and also because of his Kenyan roots having been born of a Kenyan father, Barrack Obama Snr. President Obama's nationality was the source of a lot of controversies a while back when then-presidential candidate, businessman and current US president Donald who is famed for his Apprentice TV show called for the deportation of President Obama claiming that the president was not a citizen of the United States of America. President Obama is the third most followed person on Twitter with 91 million followers from around the globe.
4. Taylor Swift ( @taylorswift13- 85 million followers)
Taylor Swift is a 27-year-old American singer and songwriter who is widely known because of her contemporary music and also for her narrative songs that speak about her songs that are songs in a narrative format and tell of her own personal life. Taylor Swift's songs have received massive media attention and interest. Swift shifted from Pennsylvania to Nashville, Tennessee at the young age of 14 years with an aim of pursuing a career in country music. Taylor Swift became the youngest ever artist o be signed by the Sony /ATV Music publishing house when she signed a contract with the Independent label Big Machine Records. In 2006, Taylor Swift's eponymous album debuted and peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200, spending the most number of weeks on the charts in the 2000s.The third single on her eponymous album ''Our Song'' made Taylor Swift the youngest person ever to single-handedly write and perform a number one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. She released her second album, Fearless in 2009 and it was the best selling album of that year and as a bonus, it won Taylor Swift four Grammy Awards making her the youngest ever recipient of the Album of The Year Award.
As of July 2017, Taylor Swift is the 4th most followed personality on Twitter with an estimated 85 million followers all around the globe. Taylor keeps her fans engaged through constant posts about her tours and concerts, most of which are normally sold out.
5. Rihanna (@rihanna- 74 million followers
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a 29-year-old Barbadian singer, actress, and songwriter who was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown. She signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then president, hip hop rapper and producer Jay Z. Rihanna rose to fame in 2005 by releasing her debut album Music of the Sun and its follow up A Girl like Me the following year. The two charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200 and she produced the singles ''Pon de Replay'' and SOS from the two albums respectively. The songstress assumed the creative control for her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad in 2007 and went on to adopt a public image as a sex symbol while reinventing her music at the time. After her release of four consecutive platinum studio albums inclusive of 2012's Grammy Award winner, Unapologetic, Rihanna was finally recognized as a pop icon. Rihanna in her musical career has managed through her singing prowess to scoop 8 Grammy Awards, 12 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards of 2013.
Rihanna has for long been viewed as one of the most iconic sex symbols of our and it's for this reason coupled with her singing prowess and down to earth persona that has led to her attracting a massive number of followers on Twitter. As of July 2017, Rihanna ranks as the 5th most followed person on Twitter with an estimated 74 million followers all around the globe.
6. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga- 67 million followers)
31-year-old Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta who is popularly known as Lady Gaga in the music scene is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Lady Gaga is a contemporary recording artist and she is noted for constantly experimenting with new musical ideas and imagery that most artists do not dare to experiment with. She has been termed by many as being unconventional and provocative in her work. Lady Gaga is one among the best selling artists of all times having sold 27 million albums and 146 million singles as of January 2016. Lady Gaga has achieved a lot in her musical career among them several Guinness World Records, 3 Brit Awards and 6 Grammy Awards. Lady Gaga has also been the recipient of awards from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Lady Gaga is a regular on Billboard's Artists of the Year list and Forbes power and earning rankings. Lady Gaga is also famous for her philanthropic work and social activism, including her vocalness and open support for the LGBT rights and she, also has a non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, whose main focus is promoting youth empowerment and combating bullying.
Lady Gaga is the interest of many people around the world, both her fans and critics with her Twitter account having a massive 67 million followers.
7. Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake- 61 million followers)
Born on the 31st of January, 1981, Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer and songwriter, actor and record producer who was raised in the city of Tennessee. Justin Timberlake first appeared on the TV shows Star Search and The All New Mickey Mouse Club when she was still a child. In the latter half of the 1990s, Justin Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of the NSYNC which would eventually go on to be one among the best boy bands of all time.
Justin Timberlake would only bid goodbye to his boyish look and adopt a mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, Justified that came out in 2002 and was R&B focused. The album yielded two very successful singles; Cry Me a River and Rock Your Body which earned Justin Timberlake his first two Grammy Awards and thus cementing his place in the musical scene. Up to the present time, Justin Timberlake is among the top-selling musicians of all times with record sells exceeding the 30 million mark.
Justin Timberlake has been known to be an artist who is void of controversy but this has not stopped his most dire of fans from following him on Twitter. Justin Timberlake ranks among the top ten most followed celebs on Twitter with 61 million followers to his Twitter account with whom he has been known to interact with through his post and commentaries.
8. Britney Spears (@britneyspears- 54 million followers)
Britney Jean Spear is an American singer, dancer, and actress who was born in McComb, Mississippi but was raised in Kentwood, Louisiana where as a child she performed several acting roles in stage productions and TV shows. She later in the year 1997 signed with Jive Records. Britney Spears' 1st and 2nd studio albums; Baby One More Time that was released in 1999 and Oops!... I Did It Again that was released in the year 2000 were international successes with Baby One More Time becoming the best selling album by a teenage solo artist in that year and century. In the year 2001, Britney Spears released her self-titled 3rd studio album, Britney and then she went on to play the starring role in the film Crossroads that was released in 2002. Britney Spears decided to take creative control of her fourth studio album, In the Zone that came out in 2003, which yielded the worldwide the success of the hit single ''Toxic'' that got a lot of airplay and topped many charts.
Britney Spears ranks among the most controversial female artists of all time. These many scandals in her life with the accusation of her being lesbian being the most prominent has enabled her to gain huge number of followers on Twitter. Britney Spears has an estimated 54 million followers on Twitter thus ranking among the top ten most followed people.
9. Christiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano- 54 million followers)
32 year old Christiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese football player that plays as an attacking forward for the Portuguese national team and Real Madrid football club in the Spanish La Liga. In his football career, Ronaldo has previously played for Sporting CP in Portugal and Manchester United in the English Premier League. He has been regarded as the best player of his generation by many of the football commentators in the world. In his career, he has been able to win 22 titles which are inclusive of various league titles, the prestigious UEFA Champions League and the Euro 2016. Ronaldo has also been the recipient of several other individual titles such as the Balon d'Or four times and several golden boot titles for his goalscoring exploits for the teams he has played for. He is the all-time top scorer for his nation Portugal and also for his club Real Madrid.
Christiano Ronaldo is the most highly paid sports personality in the world and his fame all around the world has made him the most highly followed sportsman on Twitter with an estimated 54 million followers on Twitter as of July 2017. The online community exhibits a lot of love for Christiano Ronaldo through the number of reactions that he gets on his Twitter post and this goes to show the extent of the fame and love that this sportsman has received over time.
10. Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian- 54 million followers)
Wrapping up our list for us is wife to hip hop rapper and record producer Kanye West. 36-year-old Kimberly Kardashian West is an American TV personality, actress, model, businesswoman and socialite who first came to the public limelight due to her association to famous socialite Paris Hilton at the time when she was Paris Hilton's personal stylist. In 2007, the fame of Kim Kardashian rose rapidly after a 2003 sex tape of her and former lover Ray J was leaked online by unknown persons. Kim Kardashian's image got a lot of negative publicity but this did not stop her family from launching their own reality TV show that was dubbed Keeping Up with The Kardashians and its success led to the production of several spin-offs such as the famous Courtney and Kim Take New York. Kim Kardashian has of late been releasing several products that are tied to her name such as the 2014 mobile game application Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, a variety of clothing and products and the all famous 2015 photo book Selfish. Kim Kardashian got hitched to hip hop artist and record producer Kanye West in 2014 and are now blessed with two children.
Kim Kardashian has a huge following on Twitter and she has been known be to one among the most followed people on Twitter, as of July 2017, she has an estimated 54 million followers on her Twitter account.