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Most followed accounts on Twitter – 2023

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Can the number of Twitter followers define one’s influence and popularity? Apparently, it can, as so many people thrive to get as many Twitter followers and become top twitter accounts. 

In this article we will disclose Top 10 most followed Twitter accounts in 2023. On top of that we will teach you how to search Twitter. So, you can get the top Twitter accounts yourself with free Twitter analytics tools available.

So, let’s start.

Top 10 most followed Twitter accounts (updated)

The number of followers is the perfect metric to measure if an account is popular or not. However, keep in mind that the follower metric is not only one to analyse. 

Most followed on Twitter is like being the richest at Monopoly (Hello Hasbro!). Nevertheless, there are some accounts that have millions of followers because they have honestly earned them. 

In fact, most followed accounts on Twitter are always famous people. These are accounts from musicians, soccer players, TV shows and even presidents and ex-presidents.

Analysis of the most followed Twitter accounts gives you an idea of how success on Twitter might look like. However, it is true that Twitter users can buy followers. So, be careful about Twitter accounts with a lot of followers but little engagement

Apart from the just number of followers Tweet Binder is tracking those who has the most twitter followers. This way we get the evolution of followers over time. 

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Now let’s look at the Top 10 accounts by number of followers (top 10 most followed Twitter accounts). We’ve updated the info on the October, 2023. So, you have the freshest data.

Name Twitter Handle Followers* How to monitor its tweets
Elon Musk @elonmusk 156.9M from:elonmusk -RT
Barack Obama @BarackObama 132M from:BarackObama -RT
Justin Bieber @justinbieber 111.7M from:justinbieber -RT
Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano 109.6M from:Cristiano -RT
Rihanna @rihanna 108.4M from:rihanna -RT
Katy Perry @katyperry 107.2M from:katyperry -RT
Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 94.4M from:taylorswift13 -RT
Narendra Modi @narendramodi 91.8M from:narendramodi -RT
Donald J Trump @realDonaldTrump 87.3M from:realDonaldTrump -RT
Lady Gaga @ladygaga 83.9M from:ladygaga -RT
Youtube @youtube 79.3M from:youtube -RT

*Info updated on October 2023

As you might notice, the Top Twitter accounts are very famous people in general. 

In other words, politicians, businessmen, musicians and artists tend to be the most popular accounts on Twitter.  Let’s go through a list and see the account with the highest number of followers.

Get ready to know who are the most popular Twitter users.

Top Twitter accounts in the world in 2023

Most followed person on Twitter

Elon Musk (@elonmusk) is the most followed person on Twitter at the moment. Elon Musk (@elonmusk) has 156.9M followers on Twitter. Elon Musk has got a lot of followers since he announced he was purchasing Twitter.

Most influential Twitter Accounts list

  • Elon Musk (@elonmusk) has 156.9M followers on Twitter.
  • Barack Obama (@BarackObama) has 132M followers on Twitter.
  • Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) has 132M followers on Twitter.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) has 109.6M followers on Twitter.
  • Rihanna (@rihanna) has 108.4M followers on Twitter.
  • Katy Perry (@katyperry) has 107.2M followers on Twitter.
  • Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) has 94.4M followers on Twitter.
  • Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) has 91.8M followers on Twitter.
  • Donald J Trump (@realDonaldTrump) has 87.3M followers on Twitter.
  • Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) has 83.9M followers on Twitter.
  • Youtube (@youtube) has 79.3M followers on Twitter.

Evolution of Top Twitter accounts

Above all, you can track, analyze and compare any Twitter account with Tweet Binder

In this post we present Twitter trackers for the most followed accounts. We update this information regularly.

The accounts with the highest number of followers have changed. Since Elon Musk purchased Twitter and President Trump was back in the game.

Second most followed account
Elon Musk has grown a lot of followers since he announced he was purchasing Twitter

At Tweet Binder we had created Twitter account trackers for most followed people on Twitter. So, we have the historical evolution of top twitter users. On the screenshot below it is the evolution for some of most followed account during September 2023.

Most Followed Twitter Accounts Trackers
Most Followed Twitter Accounts Trackers

In addition, you can check the historical leader boards based on evolution of their followers, following, lists and tweets like on the picture below. 

Tweet Binder Twitter Users Trackers - Top Twitter Accounts
Tweet Binder Twitter Users Trackers – Top Twitter Accounts

Unfortunately, historical evolution of followers is not available right away after creating an account. So, we recommend to start tracking Twitter accounts as far as possible to start getting stats.

Create the Twitter tracker on Tweet Binder with this link. Keep in mind you need to sign up with your Twitter account first.

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How to find best Twitter accounts

How do you define a Twitter account to be the best? For someone it could be top followed accounts. On the other hand, for others the best account is the most relevant to their niche. In other words, it depends on the Twitter user search goal.

Did you know you can search any Twitter user with a bunch of criteria?

With Audiense Connect you can search all Twitter users in bio, name or location, sort and filter. 

Check the screenshot below how we found the top Twitter users. We searched all Twitter and sorted them by the number of followers. This way you can check the top 100 most influential Twitter accounts. In addition, it is possible to find more niched accounts to follow, engage or collaborate.

Search Twitter Users with Audiense Connect
Search Twitter Users with Audiense Connect

This is how you can search Twitter users in Audiense Connect data base.

Firstly, sign up for Audiense Connect here

Secondly, add your 1st Twitter account. It is a must-have step.

Thirdly, on the main dashboard click the number of followers for the added account.

Audiense Connect - Main Dashboard
Audiense Connect – Main Dashboard

Fourthly, on the community wall change the view from My followers to All Twitter.

Search All Twitter Users - Audiense Connect
Search All Twitter Users – Audiense Connect

From here you can explore all Twitter users. Use the search/filter sidebar to find best Twitter accounts for your needs.

Read this guide to learn more about the Audiense Connect side bar

Read this Twitter follower audit guide to learn more how to use side bar to audit your own Twitter community.

How to find 0 Twitter followers users

Audiense Connect helps to detect users with 0 twitter followers. To find them, sort by followers ascending. So, those with 0 followers appear in the beginning. You can also use filters to detect them.

Twitter Users with 0 folowers - Audiense Connect
Twitter Users with 0 folowers – Audiense Connect

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Analyzing Twitter popular accounts with Tweet Binder

Having such a big amount of followers makes it necessary to keep track of what they are saying. Those followers might be saying good things about the account in particular but maybe they are saying bad things.

That is when Tweet Binder comes in handy. With our reports you can track anything on Twitter. How? For these type of actions you can activate three different Twitter types of reports:

  1. Twitter account report: To analyze all the original tweets shared by one Twitter account. ⏪  Twitter user analysis
  2. Historical report: To track what has been tweeted about the account. ⏪ Twitter Historical Reports!
  3. Twitter real time report: To start analyzing form now on. ⏩ Real Time Twitter Reports!

If you have an army of followers, it is important to have knowledge of what they say. In fact, customers or fans tweets can have an impact either positive or negative.

That is why it is important to keep track of what is being said.

Popular Twitter accounts highlights

In this post we will analyze the popularity on Twitter from two different points of view:

Number of followers is the number traditionally expresses popularity. However, there are many ways of faking this number. For instance, you can buy followers or follow a lot of users to get follow-backs.

Nowadays, anyone can find a Twitter follower tracker. It helps keeping track of the ups and downs in the number of followers. This is an important number, but not the only one.

Economic value of one user’s tweet expresses how much that tweet would be in the market. At Tweet Binder we have developed this new influence metric to complete the number of followers.

The Top Twitter accounts doesn’t have to have a high number of followers. Instead, they can have a high economic value. The higher the economic value the more influence the user will have. It combines a lot of metrics, you can learn more about the economic value of a hashtag or user.

To measure the number of followers we will just use the website of Twitter. You can go there and check the number of followers of these Top Twitter accounts.

For the economic value we will use Twego for influencers, a new tool from Tweet Binder’s family. So, keep reading and you will analyze Ellen’s or Katy Perry’s tweets and accounts.

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Real top Twitter accounts – Top 10

Who is the most influential account on Twitter? For us it will be the account who generates the highest engagement. Engagement on Twitter is:

  • Mentions
  • Retweets
  • Likes

At Tweet Binder we have developed a formula that calculates the Twitter engagement value. In other words, you can calculate how much a Twitter account worth. It is expressed in money (US Dollars).

It is just perfect to analyze the real value of the most followed accounts on Twitter. So, the higher the number – the better.

If the engagement value is lower than the economic value, it means that the account has less engagement than expected.

Let’s review the top 10 most followed Twitter accounts and let’s add the engagement value.

Name Twitter Handle Economic value Engagement value
Elon Musk @elonmusk $185,816.74 $705,519.39
Barack Obama @BarackObama $184,872.11 $192,089.65
Justin Bieber @justinbieber $159,771.41 $182,988.07
Katy Perry @katyperry $153,501.82 $47,935.62
 Rihanna @rihanna $153,443.66 $1,106,207.96
Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano $153,344.75 $1,013,565.39
Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 $133,019.98 $2,122,439.02
Narendra Modi
$126,558.07 $66,275.52
Donald J Trump @realDonaldTrump
Lady Gaga @ladygaga $122,748.05 $96,647.17
Youtube @youtube $115,023.32 $6,177.31

We have a few accounts that get a huge ton of engagement, specially Elon Musk. Specially these days… On the other hand, there are two accounts that have lower engagement values: Youtube, Katy and Narendra.

Crate Tweet Binder report to check the real influence of a Twitter user. Then, compare the engagement value with the market value.

Why it is important to have many followers on Twitter

Having many followers on Twitter can be beneficial for individuals and businesses alike. Here are some reasons why it is important to have a large number of followers on Twitter:

  1. Increased visibility. The more followers you have, the more people will see your tweets.
  2. Improved credibility. People are more likely to take you seriously and trust what you have to say if you have a large following.
  3. More engagement. The more people that see your tweets, the more likely you are to get likes, comments, and retweets.
  4. Better opportunities. Many people want to collaborate with those with higher followers. This opens up opportunities for partnerships and collaborations.

Looking for top tweets

We are living in the era of the viral phenomenon and top tweets are part of that. A top tweet is not a tweet sent by a popular person or a top Twitter account. It is just a tweet that got an unexpected engagement: retweets and likes mostly.

Above all, the culture of influencers is about vitality.

So, how you can detect the top tweets of a Twitter marketing campaign? With Tweet Binder this is very easy! The Twitter advanced search will help you find those tweets.

These commands are useful in any type of campaign you run on Twitter. For example, they come in handy for Twitter chats. As they will help to detect relevant tweets sent during the tweetchat.


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