RIYADH: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is the second-most influential leader on Twitter, right behind US President Barack Obama who ranks first.

These were the findings of a survey conducted by Burson-Marsteller on May 31 and published on Twiplomacy, a site specializing in monitoring the accounts of leaders and officials.

In third place was Pope Francis with 9,905, fourth Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with 2,532, fifth Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir with 2,398, sixth Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 1,602, seventh Obama’s personal account with 1,572, eighth Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with 1,298, ninth Indonesia President Joko Widodo with 1,224, and tenth Argentine President Mauricio Macri with 927.