The craze around Threads, Meta's latest Twitter competitor, has slowed down. The app, however, has already garnered over 100 million users, making it the fastest to log this achievement. Almost all celebrities and internet personalities have jumped ship to the new platform given how closely intertwined it is with Instagram, the photo and short-form video-sharing app.
The once-nascent follower profiles on the new microblogging app quickly exploded to millions of followers over a few hours. Although the numbers are much lesser than those on Instagram and Facebook, they are quite impressive given the app is just a month old.
In this article, we will fill you in on where the most followed profiles are and how they are growing a month after the app went live in online stores. All the mentioned profiles are individuals rather than business entities or companies.
Top profiles with the most followers on Threads
1) Selena Gomez (7.3 million followers)
Selena Gomez is currently the most followed personality on Threads. Her profile has gained over 4.5 million followers over the last three weeks, pushing her from the third position to the absolute top.
The "Wolves" singer is mostly known for her work in the music industry and modeling. Her last album Rare debuted back in 2020. She is currently on a new album which might debut sometime in 2024.
2) Kim Kardashian (5.3 million followers)
The popular American social media star Kim Kardashian is among Threads' highest-followed users. Over 5.3 million people are following the superstar on the new microblogging website. This feat is more remarkable than other celebrities or popular personalities because she is yet to post anything on Threads. She also enjoys a user base of more than 363 million on Instagram.
The 42-year-old is most known for her reality TV series - Keeping Up With The Kardashians, where she regularly featured alongside her family, which aired until 2021. She was also in the spotlight for her three marriages, with her relationship with Kanye West being the most talked about.
3) MrBeast (4.8 million followers)
MrBeast has triumphed over the Threads fan following charts. The YouTuber currently has 4.8 million followers on the platform, even more than Mark Zuckerberg, the owner and co-founder of Threads. He even asked Mark to promote him to the platform's CEO when he hit 1M back in early July.
James Donaldson, better known by his YouTube name, MrBeast, created history by becoming the first user to reach a million followers on the platform back in early July. He is mainly recognized for creating a specific genre of challenging YouTube videos focusing on pricey challenges and stunts.
He is also the most subscribed individual user on the video-sharing platform. Jimmy has also received the Favourite Male Creator Award for the last two years.
4) Shakira (4.1 million followers)
The next celebrity with the most followers on Threads is Shakira. The Colombian singer and songwriter currently has more than 4.1 million followers. She started her musical career in the early 90s and still has a huge user base across all social media platforms.
She has won three Grammy awards and was in the limelight recently after separating from popular football star Gerard Pique. Besides this, Shakira is known for her philanthropic work worldwide and is popularly known as the Queen of Latin Music, with more than 145 songs recorded by her.
5) Will Smith (3.9 million followers)
Will Smith has never posted anything on the app but has gathered over 3.9 million followers so far. He has been a famous actor in the Hollywood industry for over three decades, which contributed to this success. He won his first Academy Award for Best Actor in 2022 for his portrayal of Richard Williams.
At the same awards ceremony, Will Smith received criticism worldwide for slapping and yelling at Oscar presenter Chris Rock when the latter made a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. He has since been banned from the Oscars for the next 10 years, with the incident garnering unwanted negative attention.
6) Khloe Kardashian (3.4 million followers)
Continuing the trend of dominance of the Kardashian sisters on online social media platforms, Khloe takes the sixth spot with 3.4 million followers on the new microblogging platform. However, unlike her older sister Kim, Khloe has shared posts on the new social media app. But, she stopped posting two weeks ago. Despite this, her account didn't stop growing.
Khloe, the youngest of the Kardashian sisters, is an American model, media personality, and online influencer. The 38-year-old grew to prominence following her role in the TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Besides, she has also been seen on multiple other web series and reality shows.
7) Mark Zuckerberg (3.2 million followers)
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Meta, gained a ton of followers after the app went public in early July. Upon launch, he was the most followed personality on the platform. However, currently, he is in the seventh spot.
Zuckerberg is one of the most influential businessmen worldwide and is one of the wealthiest Americans. His prominence and fast rise in the technology industry are also unprecedented. His story of starting Facebook from the campus of Harvard at the age of 19 is an inspiration to millions. The Social Network, a film based on Zuckerberg and the early years of Facebook, also won several accolades.
That's all for the personalities currently enjoying the most followers in Threads at the time of writing. These numbers keep changing as the platform grows, so keep checking back for the latest updated counts and charts.