Twitter TOP 20: The men are more likely to be influential as they are more aggressive — There is just one woman in the top 20 list of Twitter influencers aged over 50
There is just one woman, Diane Abbott , in the top 20 list of Twitter influencers aged over 50, as experts say men are more likely to be influential as they are more aggressive in the way they communicate.
The top most influential over 50s on Twitter PeerIndex has compiled a list of the top 60 influential people on Twitter, aged over 50.
The TOP 20
Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell). Television and music producer, known best as a judge on TV talent searches The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, American Idol and Pop Idol. Has more than 9 million followers
Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker). Match of the Day presenter and former England captain. More than 2 million followers
Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar). Entrepreneur and host of the BBC business contest The Apprentice. Has more than 3 million followers
Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson). Presenter on Top Gear and has more than 2.6 million followers
Marcus Chown (@marcuschown). Science writer, journalist and broadcaster who writes a cosmology column for New Scientist. He has around 18,500 followers
Richard Dawkins (@RIchardDawkins). Evolutionary biologist, high profile atheist and writer, with around 870,000 followers
Theo Paphitis (@TheoPaphitis). British entrepreneur known for his appearances on Dragons’ Den
John Prescott (@johnprescott). Former deputy leader of the Labour party and deputy Prime Minister
Phillip Schofield (@Schofe). Television personality and presenter on This Morning. He has around 2.6 million followers
Richard Branson (@richardbranson). Entrepreneur and founder of Virgin, with around 3.7 million followers
Andrew Neil (@afneil). Chairman of the Spectator magazine. Has around 132,000 followers
Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself). English author of short fiction, novels, graphic novels and comics, and has almost 2 million followers
Danny Baker (@prodnose). Comedy writer, journalist, DJ and scriptwriter from London
Jon Snow (@jonsnowC4). Journalist and presenter on Channel Four news
George Galloway (@georgegalloway). Respect party member of parliament, writer and broadcaster. He has around 169,000 followers
David Schneider (@davidschneider). English actor and comedian, as well as writer
Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret). Writer and former journalist, as well as former spokesman for Tony Blair, with around 260,000 followers
Jonathan Ross (@wossy). Comedian and presenter of Friday night with Jonathan Ross. He has more than 3.5 million followers.
Richard Coles (@RevRichardColes). Musician, journalist and Church of England priest, and host of BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live programme
Diane Abbott (@HackneyAbbott). First woman to appear in the over 50s influencers list, and Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington. She became the first black female MP elected to the House of Commons. Has about 61,000 followers.