AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames SocialTimes LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Kim Kardashian Becomes Fifth Twitter User To Reach 10 Million Followers

Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian) has become the latest Twitter user to reach 10 million followers – she passed the total shortly before midday today (EST, September 26).

Kardashian joins Katy Perry, President Barack Obama, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga as the fifth member of Twitter’s 10 million club.

She celebrated reaching 10 million (how else) with a tweet, and followed this with a series of giveaways for her fans, all connected to the number ten.

Interestingly, Twitter’s most-popular skews heavily towards North American female celebrity musicians, with seven of the top ten from that demographic. Eight if you count Bieber (and many do). Britney Spears should be the next user to reach the eight-figure mark.

At the time of writing, Twitter’s top-ten most followed users are:

  1. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga, 13,880,702)
  2. Justin Bieber (@justinbieber, 12,873,333)
  3. Barack Obama (@barackobama, 10,240,477)
  4. Katy Perry (@katyperry, 10,137,959)
  5. Kim Kardashian (@kimkardashian, 10,000,146)
  6. Britney Spears (@britneyspears, 9,729,828)
  7. Shakira (@shakira, 8,695,191)
  8. Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13, 8,147,746)
  9. Rihanna (@rihanna, 7,793,813)
  10. Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk, @7,728,458)
Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13, Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!