How many Twitter followers does Sheikh Mohammed have?
CEOWORLD Magazine, a US business publication released its latest findings on the most followed politicians in the world (data from June 2019).
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has been put in 11th place out of 44 people on the list. The Dubai Ruler boasts nearly 10 million Twitter followers.
Sheikh Mohammed stands with 9.7 million followers on Twitter, especially impressive considering the UAE 2017 population was estimated at 9.4 million. Not only this, but the Dubai population the following year was estimated at 3.1 million. That means that Sheikh Mohammed has more Twitter followers than the number of people he actually has rule over.
His Highness uses Twitter for a few different things, most notably updating people on the progress of Dubai and updates in legislature and culture. As Dubai these days stands as a global hub, both for investment and tourism, it makes sense that a lot of people outside of the UAE want his updates on what is going on.
On this day, 20 years ago, we established Dubai Internet City, & then Dubai Media City. We were the readiest nation for media & technology revolution, emerging as the main source of digital Arabic content & home to 4,500 tech companies. The future belongs to those who foresee it. pic.twitter.com/0yTyIldRlr— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 29, 2019
He also uses his Twitter as a way to spread messages of peace and inspiration, making his tweets a nice little thing to pop up in your feed in the morning. He also posts in both Arabic and English, increasing his followers that way.
To all who are celebrating Diwali, let me wish them, on behalf of the people and residents of UAE, a truly joyful festival.
May the light from the festivities around the world shine a blessing of love and hope on us all.— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 24, 2019
Not only the UAE, but a number of other Middle Eastern politicians ranked well on the list. Saudi Arabia's King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was ranked at 12th place with 7.6 million followers. Queen Rania of Jordan was placed at number eight on the list with 10.4 million followers, and Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, was ranked at 19 with 4.5 million followers.
If this list covered Instagram however, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai certainly would’ve made the cut, with his 8.2 million followers on his ‘Fazza’ insta account. He is liked by his followers for being open about his public life and sharing a lot of what life is like as a royal prince.
Here’s a list of all the most followed politicians on Twitter this year:
- Barack Obama, United States, 106.7 million
- Donald J. Trump, United States, 61.3 million
- Narendra Modi, India, 48.2 million
- Hillary Clinton, United States, 24.7 million
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey, 13.8 million
- Sushma Swaraj, India, 12.9 million
- Joko Widodo, Indonesia, 11.6 million
- Queen Rania, Jordan, 10.4 million
- Rahul Gandhi, India, 9.9 million
- Imran Khan, Pakistan, 9.8 million
- Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE, 9.7 million
- Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi Arabia, 7.6 million
- Andres Manue, Mexico, 5.7 million
- Dmitry Medvedev, Russia, 4.8 million
- Mauricio Macri, Argentina, 4.8 million
- Justin Trudeau, Canada, 4.5 million
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, United States, 4.5 million
- Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil, 4.5 million
- Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE, 4.5 million
- Emmanuel Macron, France, 4 million
- Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela, 3.6 million
- Sebastian Pinera, Chile, 2.2 million
- Jeremy Corbyn, UK, 2 million
- David Cameron, UK, 1.9 million
- Nigel Farage, UK, 1.4 million
- Sadiq Khan, UK, 1 million
- Nicola Sturgeon, UK, 976.9K
- Ivan Duque, Colombia, 893.7K
- Theresa May, UK, 862.9K
- Ed Miliband, UK, 758.4K
- Lenin Moreno, Ecuador, 704.5K
- Danilo Medina, Dominican Republic, 688.4K
- Martin Vizcarra, Peru, 573.1K
- Juan Carlos Varela, Panama, 553.8K
- Evo Morales, Bolivia, 552.1K
- Nick Clegg, UK, 399.5K
- Juan Orlando Hernández, Honduras, 369.9K
- Mario Abdo Benítez, Paraguay, 302.2K
- Jovenel Moise, Haiti, 206K
- Jimmy Morales, Guatemala, 195.8K
- Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuba, 138.1K
- Salvador Sanchez, El Salvador, 123.3K
- Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rica, 101.8K