Menu
SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

SpaceX and Boeing build manned NASA Spaceships

iOS 8 Download Release is Expected at 10 am PDT

iOS 8 Download Release is Expected at 10 am PDT

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

Matt Damon is Jason Bourne Again

Galaxy Note 4 Screen is the World's Best

Galaxy Note 4 Screen is the World's Best

iPhone 6 Reviews are Glowing

iPhone 6 Reviews are Glowing

50 Billionaires To Follow On Twitter

Mar 6 2014, 4:12am CST | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind

50 Billionaires To Follow On Twitter
Photo Credit: Forbes
 
 

YouTube Videos Comments

Full Story

50 Billionaires To Follow On Twitter

The entrepreneurial experience necessary to build a ten-figure fortune make billionaires a fount of business knowledge. Some of the richest people in the world have taken to Twitter to share advice, reading material and inspire others with their philanthropic endeavors. We have collected 50 of the world’s 1,645 billionaires to follow on Twitter.

Bill Gates (@BillGates), the world’s richest man, uses Twitter to educate his 15 million followers on global poverty statistics and inspire with innovative solutions. Follow him for retweetable infographics and news from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

With 23.4 million Twitter followers, media icon Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) has the most subscribers of any billionaire. A regular user, she frequently delivers observations and inspirational fodder.

Of course, not all billionaire Twitters are as controlled. One of the most prolific billionaire tweeters, Donald Trump’s (@realDonaldTrump) recent online antics have included tweeting angrily over a BuzzFeed profile portraying his political ambitions as pure bunk and starting a Twitter fight with Hip-Hop Cash King Mac Miller. View this video to see more of Trump’s irate tweets.

News Corp's outspoken head, Rupert Murdoch, (@rupertmurdoch) is similarly unreserved on Twitter. Follow him for his unfiltered observations of current events. A recent tweet: ”Looking to punish Putin? Easy! Freeze or impound all cash and assets of oligarchs in US, UK, and reachable tax havens.”

Others use Twitter to break news. Wall Street’s richest investor, Carl Icahn, (@Carl_C_Icahn) took to Twitter in August 2013 to announce that he had acquired a large stake in Apple, revealing in January 2014 that he had upped that amount. Icahn also keeps an aggressive follower/following ratio – with 154,000 followers, Icahn subscribers to updates from just 97 people. Among the select few: Forbes’ Brian SolomonSteve Bertoni and Nathan Vardi.

Unsurprisingly, some billionaires on Twitter follow each others. Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk’s (@elonmusk) fortune has more than tripled in the past year. He clocks in at 563,000 followers; fellow billionaire Richard Branson (@richardbranson) is one of the 35 Twitter he users he subscribes to.

Naturally, Twitter’s billionaire cofounders Ev Williams (@ev) and Jack Dorsey (@jack) are frequent users of the platform they started. Though he still sits on the board at Twitter, Williams now focuses his efforts on blogging platform Medium, which raised $25 million from investors including Google Ventures and Ron Conway in Jan. 2014. Williams regularly tweets Medium articles and  pictures to more than 1 million followers. Dorsey tweets news, as well as his notorious Vine videos, to 2.5 million followers.

Some billionaires have yet to embrace Twitter as fully. Though Oracle founder Larry Ellison (@larryellison) has tweeted just once, he has already earned 48,000 followers – one follower for each million dollars of Ellison’s $48 billion fortune. The world’s second-richest man, Carlos Slim Helu (@carlosslim), have yet to tweet at all. Worth $72 billion, he’s got 250,000 followers.

Follow me on Twitter @natrobe.

50 Billionaires To Follow On Twitter

Source: Forbes

 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update


Advertisement


More From the Web

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/31" rel="author">Forbes</a>
Forbes is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders, providing them the uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Aggravated Assault
Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Aggravated Assault
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on Wednesday evening on allegations of aggravated assault. He has been deactivated from all team activities.
 
 
Jameis Winston Suspended for First Half Vs. Clemson Tigers
Jameis Winston Suspended for First Half Vs. Clemson Tigers
Florida State Seminoles quarterback and 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was suspended for the first half of the game against the Clemson Tigers on Sept. 20 for shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus on Tuesday.
 
 
Tim Duncan to be Featured in Punisher Comic
Tim Duncan to be Featured in Punisher Comic
San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Punisher comic book series as announced by the Black Jack Speed Shop Facebook page on Sept. 17.
 
 
Becoming Belle Knox reveals Candid Insights in Adult Movie Industry
Becoming Belle Knox reveals Candid Insights in Adult Movie Industry
Belle Knox aka Duke Porn Star gives a candid look at her adult movie job that pays for her education at Duke University.
 
 
 

About the Geek Mind

The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.

The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.

Read more about The Geek Mind.