Katy Perry breaks Twitter record by becoming first person with 100 million followers Found this in today's headlines. I recognized the name and knew she was some sort of pop singer, maybe western. I am not sure. So I look her up. I see she has released 5 albums to date. None very highly regarded. So I have a question, why does she have more followers than anyone else on the globe? My commentary is more to us as humans. Why do we tend to revere actors, recording stars and athletes above our scientists and researchers?