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Michael Gibson
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Who are the most powerful people on Twitter? Let's be clear: Having millions of followers, just because you are super-famous, does not necessarily mean you are all-powerful. And yes, Rupert Murdoch, who just joined Twitter recently, makes the list. Let's review: Being pop**ar (having lots of Twitter followers) means very little unless you can actually influence these followers to do something. Who do you believe rates the highest when it comes to having the most Twitter influence? Time to vote: Your votes will decide the rankings of this list. If you think that someone doesn't deserve a place, that they are not powerful at all, vote them down.

Some of the most influential people on Twitter might not have the most followers. Still, there's no denying that some celebrities are, indeed, worthy of a spot on this list. They tweet something, and their millions of followers take note instantly and take action. These celebs, like Oprah Winfrey and Simon Cowell, use Twitter to further their own entrepreneurial interests. Each one of the people on this list are in some way powerful in their industry, whether it's entertainment, sports, technology, politics or religion. Somehow, all of the powerful Twitter users on this list have found a way to influence the masses in 140 characters or less.

One thing to note: I've tried to only include people on this list who actually run their own accounts, for the most part. While the Barack Obama Twitter account, for example, has millions of followers, the President himself doesn't personally tweet (that we know of, and I suspect we'd definitely know if Obama had a personal Twitter account). Obama aside, plenty of politicians and world figures do run their own Twitter accounts, tweeting happenings in their areas regularly (Cory Booker, Newark's mayor, is a great example).

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Bill Gates age 61 - @BillGates

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Oprah Winfrey age 63 - @Oprah

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Arnold Schwarzenegger age 69 - @Schwarzenegger

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Queen Rania of Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Queen Rania of Jordan age 46 - @QueenRania

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Michael Bloomberg age 75 - @MikeBloomberg

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Lady Gaga age 31 - @ladygaga

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Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Deepak Chopra age 69 - @DeepakChopra

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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Rachel Maddow age 44 - @maddow

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Piers Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Piers Morgan age 52 - @piersmorgan

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Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Rick Warren age 63 - @RickWarren

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Jack Welch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Jack Welch age 81 - @jack_welch

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Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Keith Olbermann age 58 - @KeithOlbermann

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Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Roger Ebert Died at 71 (1942-2013) - @ebertchicago

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Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Mark Cuban age 58 - @mcuban

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Arianna Huffington age 66 - @ariannahuff

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George Stephanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
George Stephanopoulos age 56 - @GStephanopoulos

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Hugo Chávez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Hugo Chávez Died at 59 (1954-2013) - @chavezcandanga

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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Chris Matthews age 71 - @hardball_chris

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Dennis Crowley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Dennis Crowley age 40 - @dens

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Andy Carvin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Andy Carvin age 46 - @acarvin

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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Ron Paul age 81 - @RonPaul

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Simon Cowell age 57 - @SimonCowell

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Nicholas D. Kristof is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Nicholas D. Kristof age 57 - @NickKristof

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Kevin Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Kevin Rose age 38 - @kevinrose

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Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Ryan Seacrest age 42 - @RyanSeacrest

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Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Richard Branson age 66 - @richardbranson

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Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Harry Reid age 77 - @SenatorReid

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Tony Gaskins Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Tony Gaskins Jr. @TonyGaskins

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Adam Schefter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Adam Schefter age 50 - @AdamSchefter

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Michael Nutter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Michael Nutter age 59 - @Michael_Nutter

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Rupert Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Rupert Murdoch age 86 - @rupertmurdoch

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Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Cory Booker age 47 - @CoryBooker