American billionaire Elon Musk overthrew former US President Barack Obama from the top of the most followed and popular people on Twitter, setting a new record according to the Guinness Book of Records, amounting to more than 133.06 million followers, compared to 133.04 million followers for Obama.
It is believed that Musk’s acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion in late October helped him increase the number of his followers, especially after it became the talk of the hour on and off the social network since then, according to Al Jazeera Net.
Musk had crossed the barrier of 100 million followers on Twitter last June, then this number continued to grow before it witnessed a boom after Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, to continue to gain followers, as the number of his new followers during the past 30 days only reached about 3.042 million followers, according to the website. "Social Blade" (Social Blade).
Musk’s publishing habits contrast with those of Obama, as the second uses his account for professional purposes, such as promoting an important cause, or highlighting some of the work he did as former president of the United States, while Musk’s tweets vary on Twitter; Sometimes he publishes comic pictures, and at other times he publishes his opinions on various aspects of life, in addition to the news of his many companies. Among the most prominent things in which Musk became active was the announcement of the news of the company that had become his property.