Before the advent of social media, one’s popularity was gauged by the size of one’s fan base. The more fans you had attending your concert, the more fan mail you received, the more chapters you fan club had – the bigger star you were. However, the days of signing up to be a member of Hot-Shot Celebrity’s Official International Fan Club (complete with Fan Club ID) are long gone. Nowadays, your popularity is determined by the number of people you have in your social network – particularly the microblogging phenomena, Twitter.
If one’s popularity were to be based entirely on their twitter followers, these 10 people would have to be the most famous people in the entire world.
Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber) ranks number 1 with 46,330,356 followers
Katy Perry (@KatyPerry) roars into 2nd place with 46,234,318 followers.
Lady Gaga (@LadyGaga)’s 40,356,315 little monsters boosted her up to 3rd place.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama (@BarackObama) ranks 4th with 39,086,477 followers.
Country singer Taylor Swift (@TaylorSwift13) ranks fifth with her 36,074,726 followers
Hot mum of 2, Britney Spears (@BritneySpears) placed 6th with 33,589,604 followers.
The Beauty from Barbados, Rihanna (@Rihanna) is on 7th place with 32,439,914 followers
Mr. Bringing Sexy Back, Justin Timberlake (@JTimberlake) climbed in at no. 8 with 27,827,432 followers
Jennifer Lopez @JLo may have gotten most of her 25,037,231 followers from “her block”
Comedienne extraordinaire Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) completes the list with 23,253,392 followers.