Warren Buffett, the famed Billionaire investor, recently decided to join Twitter. While the 82-year old legendary investor may not be as social media savy as some, he has had no trouble in getting a massive Twitter following very quickly.
Buffett sent out this Tweet to announce his entry to the online social media platform on May 2nd.
Warren is in the house.
— Warren Buffett (@WarrenBuffett) May 2, 2013
Within 10 minutes of him sending this first Tweet out he had already gained 10,000+ Twitter followers. As it stands currently as I write this post @WarrenBuffet has 396,666 Twitter followers and that number keeps growing quickly. Since it is a verified Twitter account people don't need to worry they are following an impersonator or fake account. I wouldn't be surprised if he surpassed 400,000 Twitter followers by the end of the day.
Buffett may prove to be one of the most popular people on Twitter as he is known for coming up with good quips and short quotes about investing, life, and everything. This is what people like to see on Twitter and how to excel since you only have 140 character or less to express yourself. People most likely are not looking for Buffett's quotes about life but any tidbits of info he can provide about investing.
Warren Buffett is known as “The Oracle from Omaha” due to his extremely shrewd investing skills and decisions. Currently Buffett is the 4th richest man in the world and is CEO of his company, Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett's company owns or has stakes in many well-known institutions and large companies such as Geico, See Candies, Fruit of the Loom, Benjamin Moore, and more. The company's stock price finished the trading day at a $164,990 per share – BRK-A – and currently is valued at 271 billion dollars.
It is still unclear though whether Warren Buffett will actually be Tweeting himself or if he will assign a staff member or social media manager to run the account for him. I am guessing he will be Tweeting himself since he isn't a person who is afraid to say what he thinks, at least for the most part. Currently Buffet doesn't follow anyone, but why would he need to? It's not like Buffett needs to worry about what other people are saying on Twitter and work to gain followers.
So next time you are wondering what the best way is to gain Twitter followers is, it's pretty simple. Just be Warren Buffett! 🙂
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