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The 50 Most Influential Celebrities Online

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Social media has forever changed the way we mortals interact with the stars, but which of those stars have used social media to become truly influential online? We looked at the stats behind 160 top celebs' Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube accounts along with each of their scores with online influence calculator Klout and distilled that information into a simple scoring system to determine our top 50 influencers. To qualify, celebs have to be using an active Twitter account, must be famous primarily in the U.S., or have an active state-side fan base, and they must be individual accounts (no bands, no brands). While the list is dominated by pop stars, actors, and television personalities, other public figures such as athletes (LeBron James) and business gods (Bill Gates) made the top 50, too.