The number of followers on a Twitter account reflects its reach and importance. The more followers have an account, the more people reach his messages. However, social media experts argue that more important than the number, quality of followers and whether they are actually part of the network that the account holder hopes to reach. World leaders are increasingly turning to Twitter to communicate with the public. In fact, governments and public figures around the world consider Twitter to be the most popular social media tool. This article takes a closer look at which of the current world leaders has the most followers on Twitter.
1. Pope Francis
Pope Francis is at the top of the list with 33.72 million followers on Twitter and is becoming the world’s leading leader after former US President Obama resigned. This @ Pontifex account is available in 9 languages and has reached 80 million followers just days after the Pope’s 32nd birthday celebration. The three best groups of followers were divided as follows: Spanish (38.8%), English (31.61%) and Italian (12.78%). The pope usually tweets news from his speeches and public comments twice a week.
2. Donald Trump
Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, has the second most important Twitter account of the current world leader. Since the last count, this page has approximately 30.13 million followers. Since his presidential ceremony in January 2017, Trump followers on Twitter have increased by about 5%. If this growth trend continues, Trump’s bill is expected to surpass Pope Francis ’2017 bill by the end of August. Trump uses his Twitter account to express his thoughts on world and American affairs, his politics, and his opinion of the mass media. He posts an average of a few tweets each day, and gets about 160 million likes and shares a year.
3 modes of operation Narendra
Narendra Modi, the Indian prime minister, is third in that position, just behind Trump’s account with 30.06 million followers on Twitter. This leader uses his Twitter account to share comments, greetings, photos and videos with his followers. The New York Times called him a “social media politician,” and he was one of the first world leaders to reach the public directly and avoid traditional mass media channels. He recently had an interview with U.S. reporter Megyn Kelly who found herself under fire from critics after the prime minister asked if she was using Twitter.
4. Prime Minister of India
The official position of the Prime Minister of India also has an official Twitter account with 18.04 million followers. When former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left the office, his staff archived the tweets and followers of the official prime minister to another account, leaving @pmoindia available to the public. A young resident of India took the name of the account only to return it from Twitter shortly thereafter. Opponents of the event criticized Singh and his government, arguing that it was a bad political decision not to hand over the official bill when the office changed.
5. President of the United States
The official president of the U.S. position also has his own official Twitter account, which followed 5th place in a row and has about 14.42 million followers. The @POTUS account was first used by Barack Obama and archived as @POTUS44. The first tweet from the current U.S. president’s Twitter account was a link to a video of the 2017 presidential inauguration on Trump’s Facebook account.
6. The American White House
In addition to the official Twitter account, the U.S. government also has a Twitter account for the White House. This account is the sixth in the world with approximately 14.42 million followers. There is information on current policy being discussed in Congress and activities in the White House. Some individuals argue that it is more professional and politically minded than Trump or the U.S. president.
7. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s current president, has the 7th largest number of followers on Twitter of any other world leader. This account has about 10.27 million followers. Interestingly, his administration has been accused of blocking access to several social media sites, including Twitter. The move, which took place in March 2014, resulted in #TwitterisBlockedinTurkey becoming the world’s most popular phrase in trend.
8. Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj, the current Foreign Minister of India, has the eighth Twitter by number of all world leaders accounts. Since the last report, Swaraj has about 8.01 million followers. She is the first woman on this list, the second woman to be a foreign minister, a Bharatiya party leader and a former Supreme Court lawyer. She uses her report to share her opinion on government policies, greet and recognize certain people, and share pictures of her work.
9. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed
His Highness (meaning His Highness) Sheikh Mohammed has been the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates since 2006. His Twitter account is in 9th place followed by any world leader and has approximately 7.92 million followers, just below Sushma Swaraj. He is often credited with bringing the city of Dubai to the top of the world by enabling great development efforts. He uses his Twitter account to share his pictures (either alone or with other people), to announce personal events (like the birth of a son), to inform the public about his work, and to leave spiritual and religious messages to his followers.
10. Joko Widodo
Joko Widodo, the current president of Indonesia, is the 10th most followed world leader on Twitter. His account has about 7.43 million followers, just below that of Sheikh Mohammed. He uses his account to share videos of traditional Indonesian practice, cover the nation on major public holidays, publish pictures of his work with other world leaders, and promote topics of public interest (such as public health and legal proceedings). He is known for his use of Twitter to reach the population, and has even launched a platform for questions and answers on the account.
The world leader with the most followers on Twitter
|rank||leader||Earth||Twitter handle||Number of followers (in millions)|
|1||pope Francis||Vatican||@ Pontifex||33.72|
|Fourth||Prime Minister||India||@ PMOIndia||April 18th|
|6.||White House||OUR||@White House||14.42|
|7.||Recep Tayyip Erdogan||turkey||@RT_Erdogan||10.27|
|9||N.K. Sheikh Mohammed||UAE||@ HHShkMohd||7.92|
|10||Joko Widodo||Indonesia||@ Jokowi||7.43|