Benzinga Asks: Will Elon Musk Have More Than 125 Million Twitter Followers At The End Of 2022? 40% Said This

Zinger Key Points
  • On June 27, Elon Musk passed the 100 million follower milestone on Twitter.
  • Musk is the sixth most-followed account on Twitter.

Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk is the world’s richest person and one of the most-followed people on Twitter Inc TWTR, just passing the 100 million follower milestone on the social media platform.

Here’s a look at where Benzinga followers think Musk will end the 2022 year in terms of followers.

What Happened: On June 27, Musk passed the 100 million follower milestone on Twitter, which he is seeking to acquire.

Musk is the sixth most-followed account on Twitter and at the time of writing had 100,321,788 followers and hasn't tweeted since June 21

Here are the people currently ahead of him:

Barack Obama: 132.1 million
Justin Bieber: 114.1 million
Katy Perry: 108.8 million
Rihanna: 106.9 million
Cristiano Ronaldo: 101.3 million

Twitter ended the most recent quarter with 229 million daily active users.

Musk had seen his Twitter following grow significantly over the years since his first official tweet back in June 2010.

Musk’s Twitter followers were 72.1 million at the start of 2022, which led to Benzinga asking what the year-end follower count could look like for Musk.

Related Link: Elon Musk Passes 100 Million Subscribers On Twitter: Here's Where He Ranks Among Top Accounts 

Twitter Poll: Benzinga polled its Twitter followers“How many followers will Musk have by the end of 2022?” Benzinga asked

The poll included the following four options to choose from:

  • 90 million to 100 million
  • 100.1 million to 125 million
  • 125.1 million to 150 million
  • 150.1 million or more

The most popular selection by Benzinga followers was 100.1 million to 125 million followers, which got 48.8% of the vote.

Ranking second place was 150.1 million or more followers at 22.2%.

Here are the final results:

  • 90 million to 100 million: 11.1%
  • 100.1 million to 125 million: 48.8%
  • 125.1 million to 150 million: 17.9%
  • 150.1 million or more: 22.2%

If Musk reaches 125 million followers, he would be the second-most followed person on the platform and come close to reaching the top level held by former President Barack Obama.

Follow Benzinga on Twitter for more polls to participate. 


Posted In: Barack ObamaBenzinga twitter pollCristiano RonaldoElon MuskJustin BieberKaty PerryRihannatwitter pollNewsMovers & ShakersGeneral

Ad Disclosure: The rate information is obtained by Bankrate from the listed institutions. Bankrate cannot guaranty the accuracy or availability of any rates shown above. Institutions may have different rates on their own websites than those posted on The listings that appear on this page are from companies from which this website receives compensation, which may impact how, where, and in what order products appear. This table does not include all companies or all available products.

All rates are subject to change without notice and may vary depending on location. These quotes are from banks, thrifts, and credit unions, some of whom have paid for a link to their own Web site where you can find additional information. Those with a paid link are our Advertisers. Those without a paid link are listings we obtain to improve the consumer shopping experience and are not Advertisers. To receive the rate from an Advertiser, please identify yourself as a Bankrate customer. Bank and thrift deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Credit union deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

Consumer Satisfaction: Bankrate attempts to verify the accuracy and availability of its Advertisers' terms through its quality assurance process and requires Advertisers to agree to our Terms and Conditions and to adhere to our Quality Control Program. If you believe that you have received an inaccurate quote or are otherwise not satisfied with the services provided to you by the institution you choose, please click here.

Rate collection and criteria: Click here for more information on rate collection and criteria.