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Donald Trump has only the 68th most popular account on Twitter

Here's whose Twitter fingers are hotter than the president-elect's.

 

Samantha Grasso

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Published Jan 13, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 5:18 am CDT

President-elect Donald Trump is known for many things—his status as a businessman and entrepreneur, or maybe his branded catch phrase from his reality TV days, “You’re fired!” 

But to many of his supporters, fellow politicians, and haters, Trump’s Twitter fingers have left significant (albeit tiny) prints on the president-elect’s legacy as a public figure. Hate it or love it, Trump’s tweets have altered the course and tone of future political campaigning as we know it. 

As of this reporting, Trump holds the 68th most popular account on Twitter with more than 19.5 million followers, according to analytics service Twitter Counter. And while Trump is set to become the 45th president of the United States in mere days, his popularity on the platform is yet to outshine those of other celebrities, musicians, hosts, athletes, and even news organizations. 

Here are the 67 other accounts that are, tentatively, more popular on Twitter worldwide than Trump himself.

67. Avril Lavigne, musician, 20.5 million followers

66. Zayn Malik, musician, 20.6 million followers

65. Nicki Minaj, musician, 20.7 million followers

https://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ/status/817011839401922566

64. Kendall Jenner, model, 20.8 million followers

63. Eminem, musician, 20.8 million followers

62. The NFL, football league, 20.9 million followers

61. NASA, space agency, 20.9 million followers

60. David Guetta, musician, 21 million followers

59. Salman Khan, actor, 21.1 million followers

58. Kourtney Kardashian, reality television star, 21.7 million followers

57. Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, soccer club, 21.7 million followers

https://twitter.com/realmadrid/status/819165973550891009

56. Conan O’Brien, talkshow host, 22.3 million followers

55. Khloe Kardashian, reality television star, 22.9 million followers

54. Shah Rukh Khan, actor, 22.9 million followers

53. Pitbull, musician, 23.2 million followers

52. Emma Watson, actor, 23.5 million followers

51. Louis Tomlinson, musician, 23.7 million followers

50. Liam Payne, musician, 23.8 million followers

49. The NBA, basketball association, 24 million followers

48. Amitabh Bachchan, actor, 24.4 million followers

47. Alicia Keys, musician, 24.6 million followers

46. Daniel Tosh, comedian, 25.6 million followers

45. Neil Patrick Harris, actor, 26 million followers

44. Kaká, athlete, 26.2 million followers

43. Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, 26.3 million followers

42. Neymar Jr., athlete, 26.8 million followers

41. Kanye West, musician, 26.9 million followers

36. Wiz Khalifa, musician, 28.5 million followers

35. Lil Wayne, musician, 28.6 million followers

34. Pink, musician, 28.8 million followers

33. Harry Styles, musician, 29.6 million followers

32. ESPN, sports network, 30.4 million followers

31. CNN, news organization, 30.9 million followers

30. Sports Center, sports network, 30.9 million followers

29. One Direction, band, 31.5 million followers

28. Miley Cyrus, musician, 31.5 million followers

27. Kevin Hart, comedian 31.7 million followers

26. The New York Times, news organization, 32.8 million followers

25. Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, 32.8 million followers

24. LeBron James, athlete, 34 million followers

23. Drake, musician, 34.5 million followers

22. Oprah, entrepreneur, 35.4 million followers

21. Jennifer Lopez, musician, 38.9 million followers

20. Instagram, social media platform, 40.1 million followers

19. Demi Lovato, musician, 40.4 million followers

18. Shakira, musician, 42.3 million followers

17. Ariana Grande, musician, 44.3 million followers

https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/815296008687001600

16. Jimmy Fallon, talkshow host, 44.3 million followers

15. CNN Breaking News, news organization, 45.2 million followers

14. Selena Gomez, musician, 46 million followers

13. Cristiano Ronaldo, athlete, 49.3 million followers

https://twitter.com/Cristiano/status/819272516422275072

12. Kim Kardashian, reality television star, 49.5 million followers

11. Britney Spears, musician, 49.8 million followers

10. Justin Timberlake, musician, 57.7 million followers

9. Twitter, social media platform, 58.3 million followers

8. Ellen Degeneres, talkshow host, 64.6 million followers

7. Lady Gaga, musician, 64.9 million followers

6. YouTube, video streaming platform, 66 million followers

5. Rihanna, musician, 69.1 million followers

4. Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, 80.4 million followers

3. Taylor Swift, musician, 83 million followers

2. Justin Bieber, musician, 91.1 million followers

1. Katy Perry, musician, 95.2 million followers

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2017, 5:00 am CST