Lady Gaga: 1st Twitter User With 25 Million Followers
Lady Gaga further cemented her status as the reigning queen of pop culture by being the first Twitter user to surpass the 25 million mark Thursday.
The Telephone singer tweeted, "#25milliontweetymonsters wow! I'm officially feeling like the luckiest girl in the world today."
Gaga's meteoric rise to fame has been on a similar trajectory as the social networking blog, both emerging in the limelight three years ago and gaining popularity ever since.
For the sake of comparison, let's see how the singer -- who also was the first to the 10, 15 and 20 million follower milestones -- stacked up against other celebrities as of early Thursday:
- Lady Gaga: 25 million followers
- Justin Bieber: 22.5 million followers
- Rihanna: 19.7 million followers
- Britney Spears: 17.1 million followers
- President Barack Obama: 16 million followers
- Kim Kardashian: 14.8 million followers
- Oprah Winfrey: 11.6 million followers
- Paris Hilton: 7.3 million followers
- Snooki: 5 million followers
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