Fastest Growing Social Media User Accounts in 24 Hours

Social media's driven people to gain followers with their content. Some have gained record-breaking numbers of followers in 24 hours. Here are the top examples & apps are mentioned.
The Top Ten
1 Taehyung V (BTS) - Instagram

On December 6, 2021, Taehyung started his own Instagram account. He gained a whopping 19.1 million followers in just 24 hours. This means he almost hit 20 million in a day, and he eventually reached that amount just shortly after 24 hours. This goes to show BTS dominates the world and has a fandom like nobody else. Nobody got even close to that in one day on TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, or Snapchat.

2 Joe Biden - Twitter

He was elected president in November 2020. Then, in 2021, during the Capitol protests, which broke out into riots and resulted in four deaths from gun violence, Donald Trump was permanently suspended on Twitter. Around that time, Biden matched Trump, gaining a whopping 12 million on Twitter in just 24 hours! Yet, before that, Biden had gained 7.5 million followers in three weeks due to his electoral win. A historic 24-hour record like no other account anywhere, so he really grew a huge following like no other person. His account really broke the internet and is going down in history for such matters.

3 Jennifer Aniston - Instagram

On October 15th, 2019, Jennifer Aniston, known for playing Rachel Green in Friends, joined Instagram. Her first post was a reunion selfie with the cast of Friends, something we waited 15 years for. Despite being low-quality and blurry, it generated feedback that exploded all over Instagram and the internet. Her impact even caused Instagram to temporarily crash, and she broke the internet.

She set multiple records, including becoming the first to reach 1 million followers on Instagram in the fastest time ever - 5 hours and 16 minutes (316 minutes). This was 29 minutes faster than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's debut. She even gained a whopping 8.6 million followers in 24 hours, a number never before seen in a single day at the time. She gained 15 million the next week and approximately 16.5 million in 10 days. She reached 20 million followers in 37 days and went up to 27 million after New Year's Day 2020. Now, she has over 40.7 million followers.

She literally changed everything about Instagram and became one of its most powerful users ever. Yet, to think how one photo sparked this craze proved there isn't anybody like her and that Friends will always be beloved.

4 Angelina Jolie - Instagram

She debuted her Instagram account with a message to the world about the Taliban attack on Afghanistan and gained 1 million followers in less than 1 hour and eventually gained 5.5 million followers in just 1 day. This means it's the most followers gained by a woman in 24 hours over the past year.

5 Matthew Perry - Instagram

On February 8th, 2020, Matthew Perry, known for Friends, debuted on Instagram with two posts, each a throwback to Friends. His debut broke the internet, with the first post getting approximately 7.3 million viewers and the second getting approximately 2.4 million. He gained an impressive 4.4 million followers in the first 24 hours. He now has approximately 7.3 million followers.

6 Taeil (NCT) - Instagram

In 2021, Taeil from NCT set up his own Instagram account and gained 1 million followers in 1 hour and 45 minutes and 4 million in 24 hours.

7 Rupert Grint - Instagram

Known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, Rupert Grint debuted his Instagram account on November 10th, 2020, with a post of himself holding his child. He gained the first 1 million followers in just 4 hours and 1 minute (241 minutes), marking the fastest time ever on Instagram. This achievement beat the previous record of 284 minutes for 1 million by Sir David Attenborough by 41 minutes. Despite that, he gained up to approximately 2 million followers in 24 hours since his debut.

8 Sir David Attenborough - Instagram

On September 24th, 2020, Sir David Attenborough joined Instagram and set a new record for the fastest time to get the first 1 million followers there, in just a brisk pace of 4 hours 44 minutes (284 minutes). He beat Jennifer Aniston by 32 minutes.

Unlike Jennifer, he didn't gain nearly as many followers in one day as she did. He got over 2 million followers in 24 hours, compared to Jennifer's whopping approximately 8.6 million. Aniston still holds the record for most followers gained on Instagram in 24 hours.

He gained approximately 3.7 million followers in 2 days and now has approximately 5.7 million followers on Instagram. At 94 years old, he's the oldest man and second oldest person on Instagram (only behind Helen Ackerman, who is past 98). He's staying strong and going big on social media, though he's yet to become an influencer.

9 Johnny Depp - TikTok

He made his debut on TikTok on June 16th, 2022, and gained 3.3 million followers in 24 hours without a single post. All this happened during the drama and trial with Amber Heard, who was accused of lying about him being the abuser, which damaged his reputation.

10 Deepika Padukone - TikTok

In January 2020, her debut broke records with millions of views on each video and 3.2 million followers in 24 hours. Though BTS still won the race to get the first 1 million in 3 hours and 31 minutes.

The Contenders
11 BTS - Tiktok

On October 8th, BTS, the world's biggest boyband and K-Pop group, broke TikTok. They set a record for the first 1 million followers in just 3 hours and 31 minutes. They gained 2 million followers in 15 hours, 3 million followers in one day, and 4 million followers in 2.5 days. They've been known to break multiple records for best-selling Korean albums and performances, reactions, and Dynamite. Dynamite holds their record for a 24-hour YouTube debut (approximately 101.1 million views).

12 Tomiii11 - YouTube

He uploaded a video revealing his brain cancer diagnosis. He gained support from many YouTubers and gained a whopping 2,898,590 subscribers in 24 hours (which is almost 3M and almost made him the first to gain 3M on YouTube in 24 hours). He became the youngest to get 1M and more subscribers (at only 11) and gained the most subscribers in 1 week (6.71M). He lost his battle to cancer on August 30th, just 2.5 months after his 12th birthday. R.I.P. to the new child prodigy of YouTube.

13 Meghan Markle & Prince Harry - Instagram

On April 2019, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry set up their own Instagram account and gained 1 million followers in the first 5 hours and 45 minutes (345 minutes). They gained approximately 2.6 million followers in 1 day and eventually gained 10 million followers on New Year's Day 2020.

14 Caitlyn Jenner - Twitter

Caitlyn Jenner, who was once a towering 6'2" but now approximately 6'0.3" tall due to aging, is the tallest of the Jenners. She was once the fifth tallest, but now the thirteenth tallest actress on Earth. She broke Twitter when she joined, setting a record for the fastest time to get the first 1 million followers: 4 hours and 3 minutes (243 minutes). This beat the record formerly held by former President Barack Obama.

15 Barack Obama - Twitter Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. He was the first African-American president of the United States... read more

Former President Barack Obama amassed the first 1 million followers when he made a second Twitter account of his in 4 hours 52 minutes (292 minutes). This matched First Lady Michelle Obama's account. He has approximately 128 million followers on Twitter now, making him Twitter's most followed, beating Katy Perry (though Justin Bieber slipped in between). He's the king of Twitter for a reason.

16 Lisa & Lena - TikTok

They once had an old TikTok account and were among the most followed people at the time before deleting it. Thankfully, they set up a new account, and it grew way faster than their first, gaining up to a whopping 2.5 million followers in 24 hours. This is the most followers gained in 24 hours on TikTok by a duo.

17 Garena Studios (Free Fire Esports India) - YouTube

The livestream on their channel helped them gain an impressive 2.08 million subscribers on YouTube in 24 hours, making them the second to do so on YouTube.

18 Maddie Ziegler - TikTok

Maddie Ziegler, formerly from Dance Moms and sister of Mackenzie Ziegler, just set up her TikTok account on January 22nd, 2020. She amassed 1 million followers in 8 hours but slowed since then, reaching 2 million followers in the first 24 hours of debut. It's the fourth most followed TikTok account in 24 hours, only rivaled by Lisa and Lena (2.5 million), BTS (3 million), and Deepika Padukone (3.2 million). Yet, it beat Olivia Rodrigo for the most followed TikTok account of 2021 in 24 hours.

19 Kang Daniel - Instagram

K-pop icon Kang Daniel joined Instagram and gained 1 million followers in his first 11 hours and 30 minutes. What a day for him!

20 Marília Mendonça - YouTube

Known for voicing her expressions into music along with her versatility, Marília Mendonça also worked on YouTube. She gained an impressive approximately 1.8 million subscribers in 24 hours when she performed live in concert on April 9th, 2020. This made history on YouTube to this day, being the highest number of subscribers ever gained on YouTube for a female in 24 hours. She was the queen of suffering. R.I.P. (1995-2021).

21 Jennie Kim (Blackpink) - YouTube

One of the Blackpink members, Jennie Kim, celebrated her 25th birthday by setting up her YouTube channel and hit 1 million subscribers in just over 11 hours. This makes her the fastest to reach 1 million on YouTube. She could have been the first individual creator to hit 2 million subscribers on YouTube within 24 hours, but she only reached approximately 1.75 million subscribers in that timeframe. Additionally, she became the first individual K-Pop female to hit 600 million views on YouTube.

22 Sai - YouTube

His YouTube shorts on June 19th, 2022, helped him gain 1.7 million subscribers in 24 hours.

23 Technoblade - YouTube

He gained 1.6M subscribers in 24 hours after his father uploaded the last video on his channel due to the death of his son (Technoblade) on the last day of June due to a rare form of cancer known as sarcoma. It's the most gained posthumously in 24 hours. He also became the fastest deceased user to get 1M (approximately 8 hours) and gained the most likes posthumously in 24 hours (5M). He was the G.O.A.T. player on Minecraft. R.I.P. Technoblade (1999-2022).

24 Taylor Swift - TikTok

She debuted her TikTok account and took it by storm, gaining 1.5 million followers in 24 hours. This shows you how powerful she is.

25 Charli D'amelio - TikTok

Charli D'Amelio took a girl's dance and debuted on TikTok with a video showcasing those moves. She gained a massive following in the first 24 hours and throughout 2019-2020. She's been gaining up to approximately 1.5 million followers per day at peak rates.

Despite the scandal from a video of the D'Amelio family eating snails and spitting them out (leading to TikTok's most massive follower drop in history - 1.5 million lost in 24 hours), she became the first and only TikTok creator to ever hit 100 million followers. She achieved this in just one year since her debut (faster than anyone else ever did anywhere on social media).

Unfortunately, since taking a trip to the Bahamas with the rest of the family, Noah Beck, Chase Hudson, and Bryant during COVID-19, she has stopped gaining nearly as many followers per day as before. She is constantly losing about 80% as much per day as she's gaining, so a massive irreplaceable era came to an end with one decision.

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