Credit: @justinbieber Photo: Justin Bieber shares Twitter growth from 2 followers to 40 million

Justin Bieber is currently the only star with more than 40 million Twitter followers.

JB broke the barrier on June 4 and tweeted recognition with "#40MillionBeliebers - thank u. i love u. #grateful" and "#40Millionstrong."

According to Twitter Counter, Lady Gaga is still the second most followed star, with just under 38 million; behind her are Katy Perry, President Barack Obama, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, YouTube, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Shakira. It pays to be a pop star!

Are you surprised to see Justin hit the 40 million milestone? Do you think anyone will ever pass him?

Sources: @JustinBieber, Twitter Counter