So, after many days of vigorous campaigning, one of Google's founders has finally overtaken Mark Zuckerberg in terms of the number of G+ circles -- but only by a minuscule margin:http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/10/24/larry-page-passes-mark-zuckerberg-as-most-circled-person-on-google/
It only happened after a major viral campaign to manipulate the stats; and even then it took a long time. Half-way through the campaign, Facebook's founder was still twice as popular on Google+ than either of Google's own founders -- and that's the true and undistorted picture.
Google's legions of staff and die-hard loyalists conveniently omit the most important detail in their triumphant boasts, but they know the truth better than anyone.
Also, remember, the number of circles is not the same as the number of followers! Each user can put someone in multiple circles, grossly distorting the figures with ease if that's the objective as it was in this case. Congratulations on proving little more than the fact that that G+ has no shortage of Google-worshippers.
Campaigns supporting Google find it surprisingly easy to gain traction, perhaps due to the corporation's indestructible force-field of worshippers,wannabes and sycophants! ;)