25. One Direction — 31,947,658 followers One Direction @onedirection One Direction statement https://t.co/9QQazPmDV2 04:30 PM - 25 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite This tweet linked to a Facebook post announcing Zayn Malik's departure from the group. Teens and tweens everywhere (and okay, some of the rest of us too) wept. 24. Donald Trump — 33,975,962 followers Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump TODAY WE MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! 11:43 AM - 08 Nov 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite This was the president's first tweet after winning the election. 23. Miley Cyrus — 34,140,757 followers Miley Ray Cyrus @MileyCyrus Happy #InternationalKissingDay! 💋💋💋 Our first smooch 8 years ago! ❤️❤️❤️ 04:31 PM - 06 Jul 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Miley's tweet was a TBT to her first kiss with with fiancé Liam Hemsworth. 22. Kevin Hart — 34,432,651 followers Kevin Hart @KevinHart4real Oh don't you worry @justinbieber it will be brought 😂😂😂😂 ..... #BieberRoast ....Good luck my friend 04:18 PM - 09 Feb 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite This tweet went out ahead of Hart's appearance as the roast-master of Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. 21. Bill Gates — 36,173,42 followers Bill Gates @BillGates #RedNoseDay is a week away! Tweet or RT using #RedNose4Kids and our foundation will donate $10 to end child poverty. 04:26 PM - 19 May 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Red Nose Day is an annual charity event aimed at ending child poverty. 20. Drake — 36,254,643 followers Drizzy @Drake #VIEWS Tracklist 08:34 PM - 27 Apr 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Drake surprised fans with the track listing to his fourth album, Views, via this tweet. 19. Lebron James — 37,041,117 followers LeBron James @KingJames Zero Dark Thirty-23 Activated!! #StriveForGreatness🚀 03:40 AM - 15 Apr 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite When Lebron activates "Zero Dark Thirty-23" it means he is leaving social media to concentrate 100% on the playoffs. It almost worked this year! 18. Oprah Winfrey — 37,57,730 followers Oprah Winfrey @Oprah "All of us deserve the right to be loved for who we are ". Bravo #BruceJenner 05:39 AM - 25 Apr 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite This tweet was in support of Caitlyn Jenner, who announced her transition in April, 2015. 17. Jennifer Lopez — 41,734,141 followers Jennifer Lopez @JLo #loveyourselffirst #feelingempowered👑 #healthybodyhealthymind 07:04 PM - 03 Nov 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite You don't need me to tell you why this tweet blew up. 16. Demi Lovato — 45,469,900 followers Demi Lovato @ddlovato .@selenagomez Loving your new song Fetish, we've come a long way since our Barney days 😝💗 05:25 PM - 14 Jul 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Demi's praise of her on-again, off-again friend's new single got a lot of attention. 15. Shakira — 45,974,362 followers Shakira @shakira Happy Thanksgiving! 05:01 PM - 24 Nov 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite This strange image comes from a Shakira video (but the turkey is photoshopped). ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ You can learn more about it here. 14. Ariana Grande — 48,746,220 followers Ariana Grande @ArianaGrande broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words. 02:51 AM - 23 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite This was Ariana's first tweet following the terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester, England, which took the lives of 23 people. 13. Jimmy Fallon — 48,374,183 followers jimmy fallon @jimmyfallon Finally! Me and 1D! The Roots! Classroom instruments!! Tonight! #Fallon1D http://t.co/hSpvs0pNuU 09:51 PM - 22 Dec 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite This tweet teased Jimmy and The Roots' holiday performance of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" with One Direction. 12. Selena Gomez — 49,023,594 followers Selena Gomez @selenagomez My heart is absolutely broken. I miss you Christina 04:57 PM - 11 Jun 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite This was Selena's tribute to The Voice Singer Christina Grimmie, who was tragically murdered in 2016. 11. Kim Kardashian West — 54,133,745 followers Kim Kardashian West @KimKardashian Statistics 05:45 AM - 29 Jan 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Kim's tweet was a response to President Trump's travel ban. 10. Cristiano Ronaldo — 54,803,140 followers Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life 🙏❤ 05:09 PM - 29 Jun 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite The soccer legend's tweet announced the arrival of his twins. 9. Britney Spears — 54,986,185 followers Britney Spears @britneyspears Does anyone think global warming is a good thing? I love Lady Gaga. I think she's a really interesting artist. 06:31 PM - 10 Feb 2011 Reply Retweet Favorite Britney's tweet was in response to a fan's question ("What do you think about global warming and Lady Gaga?") during a 2011 Twitter Q&A. 8. Justin Timberlake — 61,482,473 followers Justin Timberlake @jtimberlake Hey guys... it's May. 09:06 PM - 01 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite People loved JT's referencing the "It's Gonna Be May" meme. 7. Lady Gaga — 67,506,426 followers xoxo, Gaga @ladygaga DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN WITH LADY GAGA 09:12 PM - 22 Sep 2013 Reply Retweet Favorite Lady Gaga's photo with Miley Cyrus blew up — her cheeky caption probably helped. 6. Ellen DeGeneres — 70,567,473 followers Ellen DeGeneres @TheEllenShow If only Bradley's arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars 03:06 AM - 03 Mar 2014 Reply Retweet Favorite Ellen's tweet of her epic "selfie" at the 2014 Oscars was the most shared tweet of all time before being dethroned by Carter Wilkinson's chicken nuggets tweet. 5. Rihanna — 75,185,088 followers Rihanna @rihanna listening to ANTI 🎈 02:22 PM - 25 Jan 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite Rihanna was pictured in this tweet previewing her album, Anti. 4. Taylor Swift — 85,413,477 followers Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 That moment when Kanye West secretly records your phone call, then Kim posts it on the Internet. 04:24 AM - 18 Jul 2016 Reply Retweet Favorite This was Taylor's response to Kim Kardashian's Snapchat story saying Taylor gave Kanye permission to reference her on his album. You probably remember all this drama, but if you don't it's too much to explain here. Read this for the full deets. 3. Barack Obama — 91,918,316 followers Barack Obama @BarackObama Four more years. 04:16 AM - 07 Nov 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite President Obama's tweet followed his being elected to a second term. 2. Justin Bieber — 98,265,266 followers Justin Bieber @justinbieber #PrayforManchester 05:17 AM - 23 May 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Justin's tweet was in reference to the tragedy in Manchester. 1. Katy Perry — 100,920,159 followers KATY PERRY @katyperry IF ONE DIRECTION DOESN'T PERFORM ON THE VMA'S I AM GONNA JUMP OFF THIS LEDGE 10:18 PM - 06 Sep 2012 Reply Retweet Favorite And the Queen of Twitter's top tweet? She was getting antsy to see 1D perform (which they did, singing "One Thing"). NOTE: Popular accounts belonging to organizations (like YouTube, Twitter, CNN Breaking News, etc.) were not included in this list.