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Here are world’s most popular Facebook fan pages. The brands you see below have heavily invested in social media to expose their brand to a younger audience and they are growing in popularity day by day. I have created this list because next week I will be writing on certain strategies that are being used by big brands. I have a huge problem with brands driving traffic to Facebook, I will elaborate on this next week.

Hover on each brand to preview their Facebook page.

Name # of Fans Daily Growth Weekly Growth
1. Facebook 47,840,992 118,516 577,990
2. Texas Hold’em Poker 46,286,544 63,515 454,412
3. Eminem 42,637,387 95,767 536,942
4. YouTube 41,054,018 89,685 569,016
5. Lady Gaga 40,023,060 78,361 469,714
6. Rihanna 39,834,877 90,956 536,312
7. Michael Jackson 37,587,520 61,065 554,512
8. Shakira 36,226,609 95,914 573,055
9. Family Guy 34,494,014 49,947 319,270
10. Justin Bieber 32,534,118 58,171 380,835
11. Coca-Cola 31,920,985 56,174 358,435
12. Linkin Park 31,856,750 62,206 379,246
13. South Park 31,472,551 77,706 416,857
14. The Simpsons 31,445,613 50,158 340,333
15. Katy Perry 31,190,439 105,594 600,670
16. Cristiano Ronaldo 30,436,781 65,360 395,437
17. Lil Wayne 28,533,329 68,839 362,803
18. Bob Marley 28,101,042 77,720 343,798
19. Harry Potter 28,100,665 85,174 537,754
20. AKON 27,221,182 68,518 435,561
21. Megan Fox 26,790,854 52,577 257,677
22. Disney 26,786,615 106,458 261,247
23. Vin Diesel 26,285,494 27,892 163,828
24. Beyoncé 25,368,233 61,728 398,839
25. MTV 25,361,651 51,627 372,799
26. SpongeBob SquarePants 25,183,533 46,424 307,398
27. Music 24,356,925 35,332 229,922
28. House 23,726,264 34,198 202,727
29. Taylor Swift 23,661,830 45,227 234,626
30. Starbucks 23,632,350 18,038 151,424
31. Avril Lavigne 23,507,885 63,479 434,182
32. The Twilight Saga 23,334,346 30,552 209,279
33. Adam Sandler 22,933,961 47,829 251,048
34. Toy Story 22,874,961 31,198 231,210
35. Selena Gomez 22,423,883 36,419 236,488
36. Usher 22,227,145 49,964 331,401
37. Twilight 22,210,630 64,746 398,748
38. Black Eyed Peas 22,013,218 48,180 328,734
39. Barack Obama 21,939,425 11,761 88,788
40. Oreo 21,934,840 26,280 173,593
41. Dr. House 21,591,225 12,269 102,165
42. David Guetta 21,574,581 32,238 236,936
43. Red Bull 21,270,932 16,527 133,196
44. Two and a Half Men 21,175,856 25,782 161,805
45. Will Smith 20,868,487 47,645 172,396
46. Converse All Star 19,932,867 17,124 133,700
47. Avatar 19,857,559 48,937 244,489
48. Enrique Iglesias 19,848,514 41,337 296,282
49. The Beatles 19,622,807 28,755 195,517
50. Metallica 19,353,346 32,024 182,126
51. Converse 19,067,949 46,547 148,064
52. ?? Jackie Chan 18,956,206 23,389 192,465
53. Skittles 18,437,417 15,269 134,764
54. Drake 18,284,075 37,798 215,124
55. FC Barcelona 17,712,233 33,176 246,729
56. Mafia Wars 17,617,775 8,979 61,397
57. Green Day 17,101,624 19,987 161,966
58. Paramore 16,943,863 26,392 185,920
59. Manchester United 16,652,376 37,639 284,872
60. PlayStation 16,319,337 33,497 139,888
61. Real Madrid C.F. 16,308,897 33,955 257,831
62. iTunes 15,921,783 16,702 113,596
63. 50 Cent 15,875,496 39,460 227,339
64. Shrek 15,494,472 29,406 187,271
65. Miley Cyrus 15,284,950 26,949 176,239
66. Futurama 15,179,790 37,427 191,653
67. Harry Potter 15,162,673 44,807 254,576
68. Glee 15,090,394 17,272 132,006
69. The Hangover 15,053,693 27,665 186,018
70. Kesha 15,009,608 28,250 195,993
71. Jackass 14,838,587 28,663 178,500
72. How I Met Your Mother 14,838,385 23,942 179,977
73. Pringles 14,800,263 11,868 92,771
74. Mr. Bean 14,759,182 14,361 104,076
75. Grey’s Anatomy 14,758,219 13,250 86,086
76. The Big Bang Theory 14,535,376 21,780 173,404
77. Victoria’s Secret 14,428,151 11,666 101,227
78. AC/DC 14,384,938 27,822 160,230
79. Pink Floyd 14,036,354 27,688 148,722
80. Windows Live Messenger 13,947,589 5,967 48,699
81. Alicia Keys 13,661,791 18,761 140,938
82. Chris Brown 13,338,105 38,809 262,927
83. Bon Jovi 13,219,288 15,478 103,460
84. Coldplay 13,103,097 18,675 145,411
85. T.I. 12,977,325 20,582 128,394
86. DORY 12,564,463 14,631 91,756
87. Britney Spears 12,527,195 31,242 222,208
88. Jersey Shore 12,500,746 18,610 129,738
89. NCIS 12,356,879 13,057 92,729
90. Michael Jordan 12,257,780 24,408 158,011
91. David Beckham 12,204,266 26,504 177,128
92. Ferrero Rocher 11,719,431 7,396 52,696
93. FRIENDS (TV Show) 11,533,856 17,570 121,758
94. Monster Energy 11,531,542 13,714 88,011
95. Nicki Minaj 11,413,354 45,625 189,567
96. Nirvana 11,303,294 16,332 135,233
97. Twilight 11,253,248 21,768 128,352
98. Queen 11,241,811 22,100 127,302
99. Titanic 11,197,986 55,040 384,685
100. Red Hot Chili Peppers 11,193,983 18,515 123,907