Twitter shares jump to $45: who are the most popular users?


Shares in Twitter opened at $45.10 each in the first few minutes of trading on the New York Stock Exchange today.

The company is now valued at a whopping $31b.

It has more than 230 million users, but which of the Twitterati help make it so valuable? Who are the top tw*ts?

Here are the top 10 most followed people on Twitter, each with an example of wisdom they've got to offer.

1. Katy Perry 46,764,995 followers

2. Justin Bieber, 46,645,477 followers

3. Lady Gaga, 40,433,103 followers

4. Barack Obama, 39,458,422 followers

5. Taylor Swift, 36,412,762 followers

6. Britney Spears, 33,879,324 followers

7. Rihanna, 32,566752 followers

8. Justin Timberlake, 28,156,089

9. Jennifer Lopez, 25,291,537





10. Ellen DeGeneres, 23,446,992