Five women, three men and two brands – the Top 10 most followed accounts on Twitter

Pop-sensationon Friday createdhistory by becoming the first person to garner 100 million followers on the micro blogging site. The singer, who made her debut on theplatform in 2009, has been very active since she first tweeted during her travels in Berlin. And now, the ‘Witness’ singer can reach 100 million people with just 140 characters.

Joining the reigning queen of Twitter, are,, andat the next three spots. They were followed by,and- the only brand, other than Twitter (which is lower at number 10), to make it to the Top 10.

We compiled the top 10 most-followed Twitter accounts – five women, three men and two brands. Here’s who tweets the most, who follows the most accounts, and their first tweets.

1. Katy Perry
Handle: @katyperry
Followers: 100 million
Following: 205
Tweets: 8,540
First tweet:

Just got into Berlin… feeling better thank you, have my vicks inhaler by my bedside… and P.S. I TWITTTTER! GAH. Such a follower!

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry)

2. Justin Bieber
Handle: @justinbieber
Followers: 96,726,295
Following: 303,669
Tweets: 30,663
First tweet:

Check out my single ‘ONE TIME’ on my myspace and spread the word for me. Thanks www.myspace.com/justinbieber

— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber)

3. Barack Obama
Handle:
@BarackObama
Followers: 90,846,550
Following: 629,496
Tweets: 15,451
First Tweet:

Thinking we’re only one signature away from ending the war in Iraq.
Learn more at

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama)

4. Taylor Swift
Handle: @taylorswift13
Followers: 85,097,270
Following: 245
Tweets: 4,161
First Tweet:

apologizing to a very needy cat for being gone so long.

— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)

5. Rihanna
Handle: @rihanna
Followers: 74,095,413
Following: 1,132
Tweets: 9,918
First Tweet:

The Wait Is Ova. Nov 23 09

— Rihanna (@rihanna)

6. Ellen DeGeneres
Handle: @TheEllenShow
Followers: 69,965,963
Following: 36,101
Tweets: 14,453
First Tweet:

Tis my first twitt-er. Or tweet? Twit? Or tweet?
‘Twit or tweet everybody.’ Is this anything?

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)

7. YouTube
Handle:
@YouTube
Following: 68,713,304
Followers: 1,001
Tweets: 20,030
First tweet:

Nearly 2m people check out Usain Bolt celebration spoof video:

— YouTube (@YouTube)

8.
Handle:
@ladygaga
Followers: 66,975,949
Following: 129,368
Tweets: 8,333
First tweet:

op rehearsing for my video just dance and am now at wmc to perform at the Armani and nervous records party. But I am no nervous record! …

— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga)

9.
Handle:
@jtimberlake
Followers: 61,502,180
Following: 239
Tweets: 3,617
First Tweet:

Tennman Records released its first single today, Esmee Denters’ ‘Outta Here’. What do you think?

— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake)

10. Twitter
Handle:
@Twitter
Followers: 60,997,324
Following: 165
Tweets: 5,268
First Tweet:

working on iphones via ‘hahlo’ and ‘pocket tweets’ – fun!

— Twitter (@Twitter)

Prime Ministeris most followed Indian on Twitter. The PM ranks at number 35 on the global list, just belowwho is at 33. Modi (@narendramodi), who joined the network in 2009, has 30,698,743 followers, is following 1,769 handles, and has 15,442 tweets at present. And his first tweet was:

2nd Feb, I will be in Dahod for Gujarat Swarnim Jayanti Yatra

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
 

* All numbers courtesy.

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