'In the house': Investment guru Buffett joins Twitter

May 2, 2013
Billionaire Warren Buffett, pictured June 5, 2012, took a new plunge Thursday: He sent his first message on Twitter—and within a short time had more more than 100,000 followers.

Investment guru and mega-billionaire Warren Buffett took a new plunge Thursday: He sent his first message on Twitter—and within a short time had more more than 100,000 followers.

"Warren is in the house," Buffett said on the microblog service, sparking a fury of re- of the debut words of the savvy investor dubbed the "Oracle of Omaha."

There was no news, no sage advice on how to manage a stocks portfolio, or announcements of the latest big-money moves of his investment house Berkshire Hathaway.

But perhaps in anticipation, followers to the new account multiplied at a pace faster than 1,000 a minute.

Buffett, the world's fourth richest person with $53.5 billion, according to Forbes, got a quick reply from a fellow super-tycoon—and cardplayer—long present on : Microsoft co-founder .

"Welcome to Twitter @WarrenBuffett. First ever Twitter bridge tourney starts now. I bid 3 Hearts," said Gates.

Buffett made his first tweet during an interview with Fortune at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

"Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?" he joked.

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1 / 5 (1) May 03, 2013
Hopefully he'll soon be tweeting about voluntarily doubling the taxes he pays to relieve his profound, heartfelt sense of guilt and shame over paying at a lower rate than his secretary. Maybe he could give her a raise while he's at it.

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