Warren Buffet Joins Twitter, Gets 45,000 Followers in 45 Minutes

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Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet has started a Twitter (@WarrenBuffet), and is accumulating more followers faster than he makes money.

Buffet, 82, from Omaha, Nebraska, joined the service on Thursday and made his first tweet: "Warren is in the house."

He then began picking up 1,000 followers a minute. After 45 minutes, he had 45,000 followers.

Though the account has not been verified through Twitter, Fortune magazine confirmed it after he made an appearance on a live webcast that day. It is the first time the billionaire has ever made a social media presence. 

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Comparing his followers to dollars, he seems to have better luck with Twitter. When Buffet made his best investment ever, with a 2008 stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc., he made $900 a minute. On the social media site, he is gathering 1,000 followers a minute.

He joins many other entrepreneurs, billionaires and presidents on Twitter, with recent users being News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Sources: NY Daily News, Social Times