Hey Twitter fans & users, there’s a great news for you who love him. Microsoft founder and the world’s richest man Bill Gates is now on Twitter. It’s real Bill Gates, not an impostor.
Bill Gates means many things – software giant, philanthropist, businessman, world’s richest man, IT entrepreneur and now Twitter user.
Gates activated his Twitter account today and it took only a few minutes for him to garner 10,000 followers. He has tweeted only twice, and once to…hold you breath..Ryan Seacrest. Gates’ first Tweet was ‘Hello World. Hard at work on my foundation letter – publishing on 1/25.‘
His total number of followers as of now is 70,500 and he follows 39 people. Some of the prominent accounts that he follows includes UNICEF, Queen Rania, Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla, Time Magazine, Barack Obama, and of course Microsoft.
The last time we’ve seen a new Twitter user with this kind of momentum was Oprah when she first joined. Mr. Gates is not only the world’s richest man, but one of its most popular it seems. His legacy as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist are far from forgotten.
Among the first to welcome Gates to Twitter was actor Ashton Kutcher, almost the de-facto ambassador for Twitter, which has become more prominent in the past year. Last spring, Kutcher was the first on Twitter to have more than 1 million “followers,” or people subscribing to his tweets, or posts.
“Thanks to you and all the other people who have welcomed me,” Gates tweeted to Kutcher. “I’ve got a lot to learn about Twitter but look forward to sharing more.”
Gates also has rejoined Facebook, the social networking site. He quit Facebook about six months ago, after being inundated with thousands of “friend” requests from people he did not know.
Source: GizModo.com, Mashable.com, MSNBC.MSN.com, Cnet.com, India.com,