Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was once the most followed person on rival social networking site Google+, but his stint at the top has been short-lived. Google CEO Larry Page has ousted Zuckerberg from the top spot on Google+.
According to the Next Web-created Google+ statistics counter, Larry Page is now just a few hundred followers away from 600,000, while Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is sitting pretty with almost 599,000 followers.
The social network’s top user list has changed significantly since Google+ was first launched in July; back then Zuckerberg had rounded up a total of more than 21,000 followers while Google's own Larry Page was sitting on close to 15,000 fans in second place.
Months later IT leaders such as Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Vic Gundotra and Tom Anderson still populate the top ten leader board but high-powered celebrities and musicians are climbing their way up the ranks of Google+’s most followed users.
Britney Spears has gained third place on the list, accruing a total of 544,513 fans on the social networking site.
Snoop Dogg ranks in fourth place with 483,029 fans, Paris Hilton is in sixth place with 410,387 fans, will.i.am ranks seventh with 402,089 fans and Tyra Banks is just behind him with 375,900 fans.
Twitter’s most followed celebrities Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are yet to officially join the blossoming social network.
The top 10 most popular Google+ users according to socialstatistics.com:
Larry Page - 599,395 followers
Mark Zuckerberg - 598,750
Britney Spears - 544,513
Snoop Dogg - 483,029
Sergey Brin - 441,165
Paris Hilton - 410,387
will.i.am - 402,089
Tyra Banks - 375,900
Vic Gundotra - 364,227
Tom Anderson - 346,234