10. Ronaldinho – 2,608,792
following 11 (including Ronaldo)
Ronaldinho isn’t the soccer player he used to be, but, as evidenced by the fact that he’s cracked the top 10, that doesn’t mean he still isn’t a superstar.
9. Ronaldo – 2,599,907
following 504 (including Rory McIlroy, Giselle, and Katy Perry)
Ditto what I just said about the younger Ronaldinho. The 35-year-old still plays for Corinthians in Brazil, but of course if you’re one of his 2.6 million followers you already knew that.
8. Tony Hawk – 2,747,690
following 2,452 (including Seth Green, deadmau5, and George Takei)
You probably won’t read anything about how skateboarding legend and entrepreneur Tony Hawk left his third wife for his best friend’s wife on his Twitter feed, so that’s probably not why he has so many followers.
7. Neymar Junior – 2,856,496
following 540 (including Twitter Support Team…how exciting)
Neymar is the next big Brazilian soccer superstar. The 19-year-old will probably top this list in a couple of years, once he gets to appear in a World Cup and makes the jump to one of the big European club teams.
6. LeBron James – 2,957,675
following 241 (including Ann Curry, Justin Timberlake, and Tim Tebow)
If you don’t know why LeBron James has so many followers, why are you even reading this?