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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) who crossed the 1-crore (1,09,02,510) milestone in Twitter following became the third most followed world leader in 2015 (data as on March 24, 2015). US President Barack Obama (@BarackObama) with 5,69,33,515 followers and Pope Francis (@Pontifex) with 1,95,80,910 followers ranked the first and second in popularity on the social networking site.
He also stood fifth among the most influential and most effective world leaders (estimated based on average number of re-tweets per tweet) with an average 1,094 re-tweets in 2015. Pope Francis (9,929), King Salman of Saudi Arabia (4,419), Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (3,198) and US President Barack Obama (1,210) occupied the first four positions.