- Cristiano Ronaldo
- 45,642,117 follower(s)
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As of 23 August 2016, Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) was the most popular athlete on Twitter, with 45,642,117 followers.
His closest rival as of the same date was NBA legend LeBron James (@KingJames), who had 32,462,789 followers.