Musicians, actors and politicians – take a look at the world’s most influential people on Twitter revealed by Go Compare, and our top picks of their favourite tweets!
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25. Niall Horan
Our beloved Manchester . Cannot wait to see all you beautiful people tonight . #OneLoveManchester
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 15, 2018
The former One Direction star, who’s currently on his debut solo tour, has a whopping 3.95million followers on Twitter.
24. Miley Cyrus
Don't let today become yesterday ….. don't let tomorrow pass by ….. everyday that fades is a wasted one , as are the valuable lives lost by gun violence . It MUST stop. What are we going to do about it? Never give up. @happyhippiefdn pic.twitter.com/WPPOLffY5z
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) February 15, 2018
Miley Cyrus has well and truly put her bad girl days behind her since reuniting with her Aussie bae, Liam Hemsworth. With 40.2m followers, she’s one of the may celebrities battling against stricter gun laws in the U.S.
23. Narendra Modi
#WorldWaterDay is an occasion to highlight the importance of Jal Shakti and reaffirm our commitment towards water conservation.
When water is conserved, our cities, villages and hardworking farmers benefit tremendously. pic.twitter.com/bvOO7olXTF
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 22, 2018
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi comes in at number 23 on the list, with 41.3m followers.
22. Bruno Mars
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) January 15, 2018
Whilst we struggled to find many ‘influential’ tweets on Bruno Mars’ account, people clearly can’t get enough of the 24K Magic singer as most of his tweets rack up thousands of likes and retweets.
21. LeBron James
Definitely not going today without saying #HappyInternationalWomensDay!! Thank you for being loving, caring, powerful, strong, ambitious, understanding, dedicated, beautiful, etc etc!! This especially to my wife and mother! Love you all❤️❤️❤️❤️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 9, 2018
Not only is baseball player LeBron James one of the world’s most influential tweeter’s, he also founded the LeBron James Family Foundation, which supports the education of children and young adults.
20. Oprah Winfrey
George and Amal, I couldn’t agree with you more. I am joining forces with you and will match your $500,000 donation to ‘March For Our Lives.’ These inspiring young people remind me of the Freedom Riders of the 60s who also said we’ve had ENOUGH and our voices will be heard.
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 20, 2018
Need we say more? Of course, queen Oprah is on this list. Our only question is, why isn’t she higher up?
19. Bill Gates
Everyone benefits when women can fully participate in the economy. https://t.co/yi0vu4cpUr
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) March 5, 2018
Principle founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates comes in at number 19!
18. Jennifer Lopez
Happy Super Saturday Night! Proud to be working with @ATT to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Use #JLoNOW on Twitter today and @AT&T will make a $1 donation to @HispanicFed, for every hashtag, up to $200,000 total! 💙✌🏼
— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) February 3, 2018
As well as tweeting to her 45.1m followers about the latest collections from her collaboration with Kohls, J.Lo also uses her account to spread the word about her work with various charities.
17. Donald Trump
We’re keeping quiet on this one…
16. Jimmy Fallon
I support the students and teachers on #NationalWalkoutDay. This is what change looks like.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) March 14, 2018
One of America’s national treasures, TV host Jimmy Fallon’s account is a great mix of humour and his thoughts on everything from politics to BTS tweets from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
It’s International Women’s Day!
An African proverb says, “If we educate a boy, we educate one person. If we educate a girl, we educate a family – and a whole nation.” pic.twitter.com/mD31cTZ6DH
— Shakira (@shakira) March 8, 2018
Thirteen years after Shakira released Hips Don’t Lie (it’s still a banger) and she continues to champion women’s rights, sharing her thoughts with her 51.5m followers.
14. Demi Lovato
Every day, people around the country are finding their voices in support for #mentalhealth 💪🏼 It’s so important that we help each other move beyond silence, because together we can advance mental health in America. Visit https://t.co/Tml8DNP0C2 for more info. #BeVocalSpeakUp pic.twitter.com/15uJa5SkuO
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 18, 2018
It’s no surprise that Demi Lovato is on this list. The Tell Me You Love Me singer has been very open and honest with her fans about her issues with mental health and eating disorders.
13. Selena Gomez
— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) June 23, 2016
The same goes for Selena Gomez, who shared her journey with fans after being diagnosed with Lupus. Last year, Selena shared an image of her and Francia Raisa, who donated a kidney and saved Selena’s life. It became the third most liked Instagram photo of 2017.
12. Britney Spears
Feeling so inspired by #SHINE, a song written and performed by students from Stoneman Douglas who survived the tragedy in Parkland. All proceeds from this song benefit the MSD student survivors! Listen: https://t.co/dyW4RngyWY❤️ #MSDStrong #NeverAgain @shineMSD @AMarch4OurLives pic.twitter.com/XwgUMS2dzd
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) March 16, 2018
In at number 12, Britney is yet another famous name backing the March for Our Lives campaign following the devastating shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School.
11. Ariana Grande
happy national comin out day ! for every person that gives u a hard time for being you, there are a whole lot more ready to celebrate you ⛅️
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 11, 2017
Forget being one of the most influential people on Twitter, Ariana Grande is one of the most inspirational women of all time. Following the Manchester bombing attacks that took place on her Dangerous Woman tour last year, Ariana organised the One Love Manchester concert which raised thousands for victims and their families.
10. Kim Kardashian West
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2018
With nearly 60million followers, Kim Kardashian West may use her account to mainly plug her app or promote her new concealer collection from Kim Kardashian Beauty, but we have to praise her for using a diverse range of models and championing women of all shapes and sizes.
9. Justin Timberlake
I’m so inspired by the #MarchForOurLives students out there owning their voices. We need to demand action. Get out there and join the march this Saturday — more info here: https://t.co/PviopFKjAo pic.twitter.com/7sQxjLUyQX
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) March 19, 2018
Justin Timberlake ranks at number nine on the list. He’s recently embarked on his Man of the Woods tour which comes to the city later this year.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 13, 2018
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t just an influential man on Twitter, last year the world famous footballer raised £600,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation by selling one of his Ballon d’Or trophies.
7. Lady Gaga
Happy International Women’s Day to every single woman in the world. Cheers to your strength and bravery to thrive in a male dominated society. Continue to make your voices heard! You are the definition of courage! We are the womb!!
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 8, 2018
Despite having to cancel the European leg of her Joanne World Tour, Lady Gaga still never fails to absolutely kill it on Twitter with her inspirational tweets.
6. Ellen Degeneres
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 14, 2018
Ah, Ellen. Loved across the globe, the chat show host has an incredible 77.3m followers, using her platform to spread everything from happiness to serious issues including Elephant hunting and American politics.
5. Taylor Swift
There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 2, 2017
After deleting all of her social media for the release of her latest album, Taylor Swift has still managed to bag herself a spot in the top 5!
🇬🇧 Hello @theresa_may and @PennyMordaunt, please continue to prioritize girls’ education and be a top funder of @GPforEducation. Will @DFID_UK make a historic commitment of £380M to #FundEducation tomorrow? ✏️ @claralionelfdn @glblctzn
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 1, 2018
All hail queen RiRi! As well as releasing Fenty Beauty, which prides itself in having shades for every skin shade, Rihanna’s Twitter is filled with inspirational tweets about women’s’ and girls’ rights.
3. Barak Obama
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017
The former POTUS still continues to inspire millions across the world with his powerful and inspirational tweets.
2. Justin Bieber
Proud of these kids pic.twitter.com/M796VNgWWV
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) March 20, 2018
In at number two is Justin Bieber, whose tweets have come a long way since he first started out in 2009…
Owww my foot hurts.. Lol
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 24, 2009
And the winner is…
1. Katy Perry
On the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting, students are walking out in protest of Congress’ failure to act on gun violence. Let’s support them, and the March to Washington DC in ten days👊🏻 #MarchForOurLives
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 14, 2018
She’s not just the top of this list, Katy Perry still continues to be the most followed person EVER on Twitter with a whopping 109m followers!