Justin Bieber becomes most followed person on Twitter

London, Jan 23 (ANI): Justin Bieber has overtaken Lady Gaga to emerge as the most followed person on Twitter.

The teen popstar has a massive 33,350,266 followers with the pop diva trailing a few thousand behind, the Mirror reported.

Gaga didn't seem too bothered after being overtaken by a 19-year-old, as she tweeted: "So proud of @JustinBieber and all the Beliebers! I'm only happy to see your fans growing in size, you all deserve it! Monsters support you!"

To put the amount of Beliebers into perspective, you would have to add Harry Styles' and President Obama's follower count together to match it.

Adele is the most followed Britain with a whopping 11,332,800 people hanging on her every tweet.

The 15 most followed people on Twitter are:

1. Justin Bieber with 33,350,266 followers

2. Lady Gaga with 33,338,179 followers

3. Katy Perry with 31,498,041 followers

4. Rihanna with 27,953,119 followers

5. Barack Obama with 26,191,329 followers

6. Britney Spears with 23,377,305 followers

7. Taylor Swift with 23,204,621 followers

8. YouTube with 22,249,190 followers

9. Shakira with 19,388,032 followers

10. Kim Kardashian with 17,236,369 followers

11. Ellen DeGeneres with 16,283,990 followers

12. Oprah Winfrey with 16,110,775 followers

13. Twitter with 15,841,041 followers

14. Justin Timberlake with 15,687,024 followers

15. Nicki Minaj with 15,604,618 followers (ANI)