While he might be one of the wealthiest people in the world and perhaps the greatest investor of all time, there’s a silly side to 87-year-old Warren Buffett. And that’s something you can tell simply by looking at his sparse Twitter account.
Considering the Oracle of Omaha joined Twitter in 2013 and now has a following of more than 1.3 million, you might think the businessman would be active on the platform. However, he’s only tweeted nine times and doesn’t even follow anyone.
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While he’s used Twitter to promote his work and share his views, he’s also used it to show off his fun side too. Buffett’s first-ever tweet was “Warren in the house.”
To get down to the bottom of the mystery behind Buffett’s Twitter, we took a look at each of his nine tweets to find out what they could really mean.
Buffett’s humble, simple and homespun approach to pretty much everything -- from money to food to social media -- sometimes makes you forget that the guy is one of the richest people in the world. With a modest home in the suburbs of Omaha and a fan of classic Coca-cola, you’d only know he’s a billionaire on paper. But when he offers financial advice, it’s probably some of the best advice you’ll receive, so don’t be fooled by his humble tone.
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Every year, Buffett pens a letter to his shareholders. And in February 2014, Fortune published an excerpt from the letter, which Buffett shared to his Twitter followers. In the excerpt, Buffett shares the lessons he’d learned from two personal investment experiences and offers advice to others also looking to invest so they don’t make the same mistakes.