Who are the most influential people on Twitter? We’ve found out!

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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

The former One Direction star, who’s currently on his debut solo tour, has a whopping 3.95million followers on Twitter.

24. Miley Cyrus

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

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi comes in at number 23 on the list, with 41.3m followers.

22. Bruno Mars

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

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

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

Principle founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates comes in at number 19!

18. Jennifer Lopez


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

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.

15. Shakira

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

4. Rihanna


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

The former POTUS still continues to inspire millions across the world with his powerful and inspirational tweets.

2. Justin Bieber

In at number two is Justin Bieber, whose tweets have come a long way since he first started out in 2009…

And the winner is…

1. Katy Perry


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!

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