Warren Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, is hailed globally for his entrepreneurial expertise.Indeed, he has some 1.1m Twitter followers hoping to secure some knowledge and wisdom from him. Too bad he’s only posted seven tweets since April 2013 – just two of which were in 2015. Elsewhere, Mark Zuckerberg, master and commander of Facebook, is also something of a Twitter maverick. He joined back in February 2009 under the alias of @finkd – a curious name that’s caused much speculation – and posted 18 tweets between then and March, abandoning ship after posting one last tweet in 2012. Of course, Zuckerberg can be found on Facebook – a place where he is known to post extensive updates, varying from photos, Q&As, videos and more. And in August, the social network champion took to his page to announce Facebook’s newest milestone of one billion users in a single day.
With 24.6m followers, Bill Gates outstrips the two aforementioned entrepreneurs. And at almost 1,800 tweets, he’s an addict compared to the pair. However, the Microsoft founder is today less focused on business and profits, and more interested in making the world a better place, which you can’t fault the man for. One of the campaigns he backed this year saw him drink purified water made from waste products – a move designed to create entrepreneurs in the sanitation sector, which will in turn generate both revenue and clean living for people in emerging markets. The latest of his philanthropy-fused tweets discuss energy innovation – edible saltwater batteries – and farmers adapting to climate change. He also partakes in the odd bit of billionaire banter with the likes of Warren Buffett.
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Virgin boss Richard Branson is an interesting one. Like Gates though, he is often plugging and promoting various campaigns – most of which are from Virgin HQ. In fact, his tweets are so polished and corporate, it wouldn’t be a shock to find out his marketing team is responsible. That said, even though he’s incredibly unlikely to respond to a tweet from one of his 6.55m followers, the content churned out on Branson’s page is useful to entrepreneurs and environmentalists alike.
No one gets everything right… Just need the balance to be in your favour! X https://t.co/0OS1U0pew8— Deborah Meaden (@DeborahMeaden) September 8, 2015
And if you were confused as to how Twitter fiend Sugar has managed to run a business and send all of those tweets, well, it’s a good question. However, his social media pal Piers Morgan, former News of the World editor and winner of The Celebrity Apprentice, has sent double the amount of tweets Sugar has with almost 70,000. He can be found firing out thoughts on everything from politics to business to celebrity and, if you’re a sports fan, Arsenal – meaning you can troll him depending whether you’re a Gunner fan or not.
I’m looking for a name for my new book, out in Autumn. It’s all about my 10 years in telly. To enter, see picture… pic.twitter.com/2aVEW5UaMQ— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) April 15, 2015
Continue reading on the next page to find out why it’s more useful to follow British female leaders than American counterparts, and discover the one businessperson you definitely need to follow.
Is it wise for the boss of MI5 to be doing media interviews? Thought secrecy was their whole raison d’être?— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 17, 2015
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