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Revealed: The most popular world leaders on social media

Revealed: The most popular world leaders on social media

Middle Eastern leaders are well represented on our 2018 social media ranking

As part of our 2018 Arab Power List, Gulf Business compiled a ranking of the most popular world leaders on social media (as of end-January 2018).

Read on to find out the leaders from the Middle East and wider world who rule the roost in terms of online influence.


The most popular world leaders on social media


Donald Trump (main image)
President of the United States
Total followers: 79.2m
Twitter: 46.7m
Facebook: 24.3m
Instagram: 8.2m



Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
Total followers: 55.45m
Twitter: 1.75m
Facebook: 42.7m
Instagram: 11m



Queen Rania Al Abdullah
Queen Consort of Jordan
Total followers: 29.22m
Twitter: 9.82m
Facebook: 15.4m
Instagram: 4m



Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Total followers: 25.02m
Twitter: 9.48m
Facebook: 8.04m
Instagram: 25.02m



Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey
Total followers: 24.1m
Twitter: 12.3m
Facebook: 8.7m
Instagram: 3.1m



HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Total followers: 15.18m
Twitter: 8.65m
Facebook: 3.73m
Instagram: 2.8m



Enrique Peña Nieto
President of Mexico
Total followers: 12.78m
Twitter: 7.06m
Facebook: 5.39m
Instagram: 307,000



HH Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai
Total followers: 11.5m
Twitter: 3.42m
Facebook: 2.08m
Instagram: 6m



Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Total followers: 11.32m
Twitter: 3.92m
Facebook: 5.5m
Instagram: 1.9m



Mauricio Macri
President of Argentina
Total followers: 9.99m
Twitter: 4.72m
Facebook: 4.5m
Instagram: 767,000


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