Justin Bieber has '#40MillionBeliebers' following him on Twitter

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Justin Bieber remains the most followed person on Twitter, and he just crossed a pretty significant milestone. The 19-year-old pop star is the first person to have more than 40 million Twitter followers.

"#40MillionBeliebers - thank u. i love u. #grateful," he tweets. "#40Millionstrong."

The milestone came on a pretty significant day for Bieber as well. Today is the birthday of his father, Jeremy Bieber. "Gonna be a fun week," Bieber tweets.

Coming in behind Bieber on the list of the most-followed people on Twitter are Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Barack Obama and Rihanna. At press time, the Mother Monster had just shy of 38 million Twitter followers.

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