Two Million Twitter followers: Just how many people is that?


Try to imagine the number two million. Two million of anything, except for perhaps grains of sand or blades of grass, is a lot. Two million people is a lot of people…and that just happens to be how many followers Jimmie Johnson now has on Twitter.

To better help you understand just how many people that is, here are some facts to put that into perspective:

-Two million people would fill the Daytona International Speedway 20 times.

-The largest single day sporting event in history was this year’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, which saw 350,000 people in attendance. That’s still less than one fifth of Jimmie’s Twitter followers.

-You would have to total the attendees of every Super Bowl dating back to 1992 to reach two million: that’s 25 Super Bowls.

-15 states in America have a population of less than two million, and eight of those states have population of less than half of Jimmie’s followers.

-There are 320 million people who call the United States home: this means 1 in every 160 Americans follow Jimmie on Twitter.

Johnson is the most followed driver in NASCAR, and is the fifth most followed racer in the world. At the top of the list is Valentino Rossi, the second most successful MotoGP motorcycle rider in history. Between him and Johnson are three Formula 1 Champions: Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, and Fernando Alonso. That’s not bad company to be in, is it?

Do you think Jimmie can become the most followed racer in the world on Twitter? You can surely help by heading over to https://twitter.com/JimmieJohnson and giving “Six-Time” a follow!