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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Vijay Mallya.
Photographs: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

Vijay Mallya

Company: Chairman, UB Group

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

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Anand Mahindra.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Ratan Tata.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

Ratan Tata

Company: Former chairman, Tata Group

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

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

Naveen Jindal

Company: Chairman, Jindal Steel & Power

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

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Anil Ambani.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Bill Gates.
Photographs: Gus Ruelas/Reuters

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Eric Schmidt.
Photographs: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

Eric Schmidt

Company: Executive Chairman, Google

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

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

Michael Bloomberg

Company: Founder, Bloomberg

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

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Warren Buffett.
Photographs: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Paul Allen.
Photographs: Robert Sorbo/Reuters

Paul Allen

Company: Co-founder, Microsoft

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

Active: Yes

Twitter status: Verified

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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Michael Dell.
Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Larry Ellison.
Photographs: Stephen Lam/Reuters

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

Image: Sergey Brin.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Sergey Brin

Company: Co-founder, Google

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

Active: No

Twitter status: Verified

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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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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20 business tycoons on Twitter

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

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