Bill Gates joins Twitter

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gates twitter.jpgThe world’s richest man and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has finally joined Twitter. With a nod to his programming roots, he kicked off proceedings with a first tweet of “hello world”.

There have been plenty of fake accounts set up in his name, but this one finally looks like the real deal, having been confirmed by Twitter’s own Caroline Mizumoto.

Looking to follow him? Look up the Microsoft main-man at @BillGates.

But who is Gates following?! Ashley Tisdale and Ashton Kutcher are among his followed, as well as numerous charities and news sites.

Having retired from his top post at Microsoft, Gates now focuses on his philanthropic work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Gerald Lynch