The web is a forge of notoriety that allows many famous or semi-unknown people to emerge and acquire some influence. In the list made by Time magazine of the most influential people in the world of the web, among others, are writers, singers, politicians and wives of international artists, gathering all those personalities that have a great impact and a wide social media following.
Among the most followed people on Social medias, we find a familiar face in the American music world: singer Katy Perry, who exceeds 100 million followers on Twitter. Katy Perry is the first person to have over 100 million followers on social media and it seems that her appeal is also linked to the great openness she has demonstrated many times to her fans, committing to many live hours where she showed herself in the intimacy of her home, also while sleeping and sharing some personal facts with her followers.
Instagram’s Queen is Kim Kardashian. Kanye West‘s wife is very much followed on social media and has more than 100 million followers on her Instagram profile. Despite having reduced the number of daily posts and despite the controversy following the publication of her “derriere” in all its normal imperfection, the it-girl has a loyal audience who doesn’t abandon her.
Singer Rihanna communicates through the social media in an uncontested and direct way, expressing that irreverence that characterizes her. Rihanna is followed by 55 million followers only on Instagram and collects fans and haters at the same time, to whom the singer responds in her direct style from her profiles, posting also photos and videos.
Worthy of a place among the most followed people, is writer J.K. Rowling, author of the very much loved Harry Potter saga. Rowling has recently taken advantage of the social channels to express her political views, without sparing caustic tweets towards the newly elected US President, achieving twice the number of likes and retweets received by the recipient of her message.
The group of most influential personalities includes the US President, who won the ninth position in the ranking: Donald Trump remains the most popular political leader on Twitter. Is it due to his role, his communication skills or the numerous gaffes that he commits? The reason remains a mystery, but his @realDonaldTrump private account is one of the most followed.
Another influent person on Social Media is Matt Drudge, founder and publisher of the Drudge Report site, which has been the source of most political news for twenty years. The site and its social media are tracking and achieving record numbers: every month it reaches one billion page views. Even President Donald Trump retweeted the news on the Drudge site when it hadn’t been confirmed yet by the British media after the London Bridge attack on June 3, 2017.
Chrissy Teigen, singer John Legend’s wife, is certainly one of the most influential people on social media. Chrissy is not just John’s wife and Luna’s mother, but she is also a model, author of cooking books, TV shows guest and an example for many women because of her ability to interact with the female universe by openly and honestly dealing with some taboo topics, such as post-partum depression that struck her after the birth of her daughter. Chrissy Teigen has 20 million followers between Twitter and Instagram and a very high rate of likes and retweets with her audience, making her the undisputed winner of the top of the ranking.