The most followed Twitter accounts in 2023

Twitter is a social media platform with a large number of users, many of whom have large followings. The platform is popular among celebrities and politicians, many of whom have millions of followers. It is a platform where people can connect with real celebrities and express themselves. One way to identify verified celebrities on Twitter is to display a verified badge on their account.

Here's a list of the 10 most followed Twitter accounts in 2023. The rankings are based on the number of followers each account has. These accounts are held by some of the most influential people on the platform, including celebrities, politicians, and influencers from a variety of industries. The ranking reflects the influence and reach of these individuals on the platform and is a testament to the power of social media in connecting people around the world.

List of most followed Twitter accounts (Updated Feb. 2023)

· 1. Barack Obama | 133.3 Million Followers

· 2. Elon Musk | 127.7 Million Followers

· 3. Justin Bieber | 113.5 Million Followers

· 4. Katy Perry | 108.7 Million Followers

· 5. Rihanna | 107.8 Million Followers

· 6. Cristiano Ronaldo | 107.4 Million Followers

· 7. Taylor Swift | 92.3 Million Followers

· 8. Donald Trump | 87.6 Million Followers

· 9. Narendra Modi | 86.2 Million

· 10. Lady Gaga | 84.9 Million Followers

· 11. YouTube | 78.5 Million Followers

· 12. Ellen DeGeneres | 76.7 Million

· 13. Kim Kardashian | 74.9 Million Followers

· 14. NASA | 70.3 Million Followers

· 15. Selena Gomez | 66.5 Million Followers

· 16. Twitter | 65.3 Million Followers

· 17. CNN Breaking News | 64.1 Million Followers

· 18. Justin Timberlake | 62.6 Million Followers

· 19. Bill Gates | 61.8 Million Followers

· 20. CNN | 61 Million Followers

The top 10 Twitter accounts are shown below.

1. Barack Obama | @BarackObama

With 133.3 million followers as of February 2023, former U.S. President Barack Obama is the most followed person on Twitter, an increase of 200,000 since December 2022. His Twitter handle @BarackObama is a must-follow for those who want to stay informed and engaged with his ongoing political and social commentary.

It's no surprise that President Obama's Twitter following has grown steadily since he first joined the platform in 2007. In fact, he has about 120 million followers as of 2021, and 133.3 million followers by December 2022.

2. Elon Musk | @elonmusk

As of February 2023, Elon Musk has 127.7 million followers, an increase of 4.8 million since December 2022. His Twitter handle @elonmusk is a must-follow for those who want to keep up with his companies, such as Tesla and SpaceX, and his views on technology and innovation.

Musk has been in the news a lot in recent years thanks to his business acumen and ambitious projects. His takeover of Twitter at the end of 2022 and the subsequent increase in the platform's popularity has also contributed to the growth of his followership. If you're not already, be sure to follow @elonmusk for a glimpse into the mind of one of the most influential people in tech today.

3. Justin Bieber | @justinbieber

As of February 2023, Justin Bieber had 113.5 million followers on Twitter. Justin Bieber had 141.1 million followers on Twitter back on August 1, 2022, but it seems that most of them were lost after Elon Musk cracked down on Twitter's bot accounts. Justin recently sold the rights to his music for $200 million, and his followers are down slightly by 200,000.

4. Katy Perry | @katyperry

Katy Perry, the famous singer who once had the most followed Twitter account in the world, now ranks fourth in the list of top Twitter accounts. At the beginning of 2022, she had 108.9 million followers, making her the third most followed Twitter account. As of February 2023, Perry has 108.7 million followers on Twitter.

5. Rihanna | @rihanna

As of February 2023, Rihanna had 107.8 million followers on Twitter, making her the fifth largest Twitter account. Previously, the singer had 107.4 million followers in December 2022.

6. Cristiano Ronaldo | @Cristiano

As of February 2023, Cristiano Ronaldo now has 107.4 million followers. Cristiano rules the hearts of people, especially after his recent multi-million dollar deal with Arabian Football Club. The 37-year-old, award-winning Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is number six on Twitter. His following grew rapidly after he struck a deal with Arabian Football, making him the most expensive footballer in history.

7. Taylor Swift | @taylorswift13

Taylor Swift currently has 92.3 million followers, ranking her seventh on the list of accounts with the most followers on Twitter. Back in August 2022, the star singer had 90.7 million followers. However, her number of followers has not increased compared to the other most followed Twitter accounts.

8. Donald Trump | @realDonaldTrump

Currently, as of February 2023, Trump's Twitter following stands at 87.6 million, down slightly from 87.8 million in December 2022. Donald J. Trump's account was banned back in 2021, and after facing a 2-year ban, Twitter's new owner Elon Musk reinstated the account.

The previous Twitter administration banned Trump from posting tweets that violated its policies. However, the decision appears to be more political than an executive one. After taking over Twitter, new CEO Elon Musk reinstated Trump's Twitter account by conducting a poll on his Twitter profile in which millions of people voted for Trump.

However, Trump declined Elon Musk's offer to return to Twitter, preferring instead his own Truth Social platform.

9. Narendra Modi | @narendramodi

As of February 2023, another controversial political leader ranks ninth on the list of most Twitter followers with 86.1 million followers. He is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi has faced several controversies, the most recent being a BBC UK documentary on his role in the 2002 Gujarat riots in India. The Indian government has responded and therefore banned BBC UK in India in response.

10. Lady Gaga | @ladygaga

Our Twitter fan ranking would not be complete without Lady Gaga, who ranks 10th with 84.9 million followers as of February 2023.