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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Last updated on: May 6, 2013 11:26 IST

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Within 10 minutes of signing up on Twitter on Wednesday, 10,000 were following Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett and three hours later the numbers were climbing past 140,000.

His first tweet, under @WarrenBuffett, was "Warren is in the house".

He is not the only businessman on Twitter.

Let's first take a look at Indian tycoons using the microblogging service.

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Image: Warren Buffett is the latest businessman to join Twitter.
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

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Vijay Mallya

Company: Chairman, UB Group

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 1,846,523

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Vijay Mallya.
Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

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Anand Mahindra

Company: Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 781,716

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Anand Mahindra.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Ratan Tata

Company: Former chairman, Tata Group

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 574,461

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Ratan Tata.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

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Naveen Jindal

Company: Chairman, Jindal Steel & Power

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 65,219

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Naveen Jindal with Bolivia's President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia.
Photographs: Jose Luis Quintana/Reuters

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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Company: Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 48,748

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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Anil Ambani

Company: Chairman, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 18,945

Active: No

Twitter status: Unverified

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Image: Anil Ambani.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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Sunil Bharti Mittal

Company: Chairman and Group CEO, Bharti Enterprises

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 1,944

Active: No

Twitter status: Unverified

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Image: Sunil Bharti Mittal.
Photographs: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

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Uday Kotak

Company: Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 707

Active: No

Twitter status: Unverified

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Image: Uday Kotak with former US Treasury Secretary John Snow in Mumbai.
Photographs: Adeel Halim/Reuters

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Kalanithi Maran

Company: Chairman and Managing Director, Sun Group

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 145

Active: No

Twitter status: Unverified

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Image: Kalanithi Maran.
Photographs: Source: sun.in

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Bill Gates

Company: Former CEO and current chairman, Microsoft

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 11,128,855

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Bill Gates.
Photographs: Gus Ruelas/Reuters

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Eric Schmidt

Company: Executive Chairman, Google

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 608,102

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Eric Schmidt.
Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

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Michael Bloomberg

Company: Founder, Bloomberg

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 482,901

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Michael Bloomberg.
Photographs: Richard Drew/Pool/Reuters

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Warren Buffett

Company: Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 252,723

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Warren Buffett.
Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

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Paul Allen

Company: Co-founder, Microsoft

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 76,299

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Paul Allen.
Photographs: Robert Sorbo/Reuters

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Michael Dell

Company: Founder and CEO, Dell Inc

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 65,064

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Michael Dell.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Larry Ellison

Company: Co-founder and CEO, Oracle Corporation

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 36,895

Active: No

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Larry Ellison.
Photographs: Stephen Lam/Reuters

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Carlos Slim Helu

Company: Chairman & CEO, Telmex, America Movil, Samsung Mexico and Grupo Carso

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 231,150

Active: No

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Carlos Slim Helu.
Photographs: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

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Sergey Brin

Company: Co-founder, Google

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 12,025

Active: No

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Sergey Brin.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Amancio Ortega

Company: Founding Chairman, Inditex, a Spanish fashion group that owns Zara

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 5,972

Active: No

Twitter status: Verified

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Image: Amancio Ortega with Spain's Princess Letizia in Coruna, northern Spain.
Photographs: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

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Li Ka-shing

Company: Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa Limited and Cheung Kong Holdings

Twitter followers (as of May, 2013): 1,082

Active: No

Twitter status: Verified


Image: Li Ka-shing.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters

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