Justin Bieber has become the first person to acquire more than 40 million Twitter followers.
The star has put some distance between himself and Twitter following rival Lady Gaga who currently stands at around 38 million.
To celebrate the occasion, Bieber posted an old tweet from September 28 2009, which said: “wow, just yesterday I had 2 followers, today I have 40! THANKS GUYS!”
On average, Justin Bieber’s tweets can accrue anywhere between 60 thousand to almost 100 thousand retweets at a time.
Yesterday, a tweet, which simply said “gonna be a fun week” was retweeted 72,905 times and favourited 46,452 times.