Big Money, Big Following: Net Worth of the 20 Most Followed People on Twitter

What do the top twenty Twitter users have in common?  They’re rich – like really rich.

I recently spent some time on Twitaholic, curious to see if there was a common thread among the top twitter accounts.  Upon inspection there was one fact that stuck out.  The mean net worth of  the twenty top accounts (excluding companies) was $230M.  I found the net worth info on Celebrity Net Worth. The median was $85M.   Selina Gomez (#19) at brought up the rear at $4M, while Oprah Winfrey (#12) led the pack at $2.7B.    Also of note was Barack Obama (#5) who is worth a cool $11.8M.

It’s not enough, however, just to be rich.  Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world and is ranked #37.    You need to be actively in the spotlight.   Of the top people on Twitter ALL of them are regularly in the media with professions in entertainment and sports.

It’s interesting to note that only two of the top twenty accounts were companies – YouTube and Twitter.  Both are multi-billion dollar assets.

The lesson in terms of building your following?   Spend less time gaming the system and more time taking charge of it.  Monetary success translates into social media influence.    And it doesn’t hurt to be on TV. 🙂

Check out the Rich and The Twitter-tastic below.

Twitter Rank*

Account

Net Worth**

          Followers*

1

Lady Gaga

$150

          31,702,134

2

Justin Bieber

$105

          30,858,909

3

Katy Perry

$55

          29,580,037

4

Rihanna

$60

          26,981,826

5

Barack Obama

$11.8

          23,963,931

6

Britney Spears

$200

          22,178,812

7

Taylor Swift

$80

          21,338,737

8

Youtube

N/A

          20,090,602

9

Shakira

$200

          18,844,011

10

Kim Kardashian

$35

          16,712,109

11

Nicki Minaj

$20

          15,060,210

12

Oprah Winfrey

$2700

          15,012,064

13

Ellen Degeneres

$90

          14,932,803

14

Twitter

           N/A

          14,781,845

15

Justin Timberlake

$70

          14,687,235

16

Cristiano Ronaldo

$130

          14,618,273

17

Kaka

$90

          13,622,529

18

Bruno Mars

$14

          13,316,850

19

Selena Gomez

$4

          13,285,963

20

Ashton Kutcher

$140

          13,133,680

 

* Source: Twitaholic

**Source: Celebrity Net Worth(Amounts in millions)

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