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The Most Powerful People on Twitter 

Michael Gibson
Updated June 14, 2019 2.7k votes 337 voters 11.9k views 32 items

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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).
list ordered by
1
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 63 from USA, Washington, Seattle
2
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 65 from Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America
3
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 71 from Thal, Austria
4
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 32 from New York City, New York, United States of America
5
Queen Rania of Jordan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 48 from Kuwait City, Kuwait
6
Mark Cuban is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 60 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
7
Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 45 from Castro Valley, California, United States of America
8
Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 77 from St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
9
Richard Branson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 68 from Blackheath, London, London
10
Cory Booker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 49 from Washington, D.C., United States of America
11
Piers Morgan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 53 from Guildford, United Kingdom
12
Deepak Chopra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 71 from New Delhi, India
13
George Stephanopoulos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 58 from Fall River, Massachusetts, United States of America
14
Ryan Seacrest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 44 from Dunwoody, Georgia, United States of America
15
Jack Welch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 83 from Peabody, Massachusetts
16
Rick Warren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 65 from San Jose, California
17
Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 68 from Athens, Greece
18
Rupert Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 87 from Melbourne, Australia
19
Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Dec. at 71 (1942-2013) from Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
20
Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 59 from Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
21
Adam Schefter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 52 from Valley Stream, New York
22
Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 60 from New York City, New York, United States of America
23
Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 83 from Green Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America
24
Andy Carvin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Andy Carvin Age 48 from Boston, Massachusetts
25
Dennis Crowley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Powerful People on Twitter
Age 42 from Medway, Massachusetts