It’s been a good start to the year for Kathy Perry and her official Twitter account which has seen her became the first Twitter user to break the magical 50 million followers mark, overtaking Justin Bieber in the process to become the number one most popular person on Twitter. According to Twitter Counter, Perry has 50,142,821 followers which is almost one million more followers than her nearest rival Bieber who has a reported 49,327,662 followers.
The former Queen of Twitter, Lady Gaga has dropped down the Twitter following charts to fourth place overall, being caught and passed by President Obama, and faces growing competition from Taylor Swift.
The rest of Twitter’s top 10 remains static, but Cristiano Ronaldo (24,291,900 followers) is likely to edge above Ellen Degeneres in the weeks to come, becoming the first athlete to break into Twitter’s top 10.
Here’s an updated look at Twitter’s 10 most-popular individuals.
1. Katy Perry (@katyperry, 50,142,821 followers)
2. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber, 49,327,662)
3. Barack Obama (@barackobama, 41,264,744)
4. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga, 41,024,410)
5. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13, 38,795,406)
6. Britney Spears (@britneyspears, 35,704,598)
7. Rihanna (@rihanna, 33,954,279)
8. Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake, 30,272,486)
9. Jennifer Lopez (@JLo, 26,481,876)
10. Ellen Degeneres (@TheEllenShow, 24,780,030)
(Source: Twitter Counter.)