Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and currently the world’s richest man, has officially joined Twitter! You can follow him here @billgates . His account is verified already, and he’s even received a warm welcome from the king of Twitter himself Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk). And about an hour ago, Bill Gates then retweeted back to Ashton Kutcher (see retweet here).
Here are some impressive Twitter follower numbers for you – and keep in mind, Bill Gates joined Twitter only about 6 hours ago, according to his first tweet.
I’m sitting here hitting F5 on my screen while watching Bill Gates’ Twitter profile, and each time I hit F5 to refresh, his follower count increases anywhere from 10 – 20 followers – that’s about every 2 seconds.
As of right now – 9:24pm, he has 86,694. However, since it took me a second to type that, he is now probably approaching 87,000 followers.
Yeah, Bill Gates is a popular guy!