Today, Thursday, Elon Musk was able to occupy the Twitter throne as the most followed on the social network, overtaking former US President (Barack Obama).
As of the moment of writing this report, the number of Musk’s followers has reached 133,069,129, compared to 133,042,847 for Obama, who has long been the most followed on Twitter.
It is believed that Musk’s acquisition of Twitter for $ 44 billion in late October helped him increase the number of his followers, especially after it became the talk of the hour on and off the social network since then.
However, Musk had a huge amount of followers even before his acquisition of Twitter, because he enjoyed other titles that made him the focus of many people’s attention, as he maintained the title of the richest man in the world for a long time, before losing the title to (Bernard Arnault and his family), according to Forbes list.
Musk, who is now the second richest person in the world with a fortune of $193.6 billion, heads the electric car maker Tesla, SpaceX, the Boring underground tunneling company, and the space internet company. Starlink, solar energy company SolarCity, and neurotechnology company Neuralink.
Musk had crossed the barrier of 100 million followers on Twitter last June, and then this number continued to grow, before witnessing a boom after Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. According to the (Social Blade) website, the number of Musk’s followers has increased during the past 30 days by about 3.042 million followers.
Musk’s tweets on Twitter vary, at times he publishes comic pictures, and at other times he publishes his opinions on various aspects of life, in addition to the news of his many companies.
One of the most prominent things that Musk became active in on Twitter is announcing the news of the company that has become his property and is headed by him alone.
Musk’s publishing habits are in stark contrast to those of Obama, who uses his account primarily for professional purposes, such as promoting an important cause, or highlighting some of his work as a former president of the United States.
The same applies to the Canadian singer (Justin Bieber) and the American singer (Katy Perry), who occupy the third and fourth places in terms of the number of followers, respectively.