Today, everyone is active on Twitter. From the President of the United States, the Prime Minister of India, Hollywood celebrities to NASA astronauts, leaders, musicians and influential people from different walks of life. Today, we get real-time updates about what these successful people are up to. Thanks to Twitter, the level of interaction and engagement with iconic people has beautifully gone a notch up. Recently, Twitter celebrated its 10th birthday and as a part of the celebration, the mega micro blogging platform gave us an amazing tool where users got a chance to look back on their first tweets. And, it also allowed us to look up anyone’s first tweets by entering their respective usernames. We were eager to know what the most powerful and successful people were thinking when they joined the Twitter universe. And so, we rounded up 14 first tweets by the greatest minds and the most successful leaders from around the world.
#1: Mark Zuckerberg: Founder and CEO, Facebook
@ooontz I knew you’d be under ditka
— Mark Zuckerberg (@finkd) February 13, 2009
#2: Elon Musk: Founder, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, chairman of SolarCity, co-chairman of OpenAI, co-founder of Zip2, and co-founder of PayPal.
Please ignore prior tweets, as that was someone pretending to be me This is actually me. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2010
#3: Bill Gates: Co-founder of Microsoft
Hard at work on my foundation letter – publishing on 1/25.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) January 19, 2010
#4: Ratan Tata: Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons. He was the chairman of Tata Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate from 1991–2012.
Steve Jobs has been one of the greatest icons of the Modern Age. His untimely death is a huge loss to us all. — Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) October 6, 2011
#5: Vijay Mallya: Chairman of UB Group
Hi there! After seeing many imposters I decided to register, Believe it or not, but I am The Vijay Mallya and I’m happy to tweet with you.
— Vijay Mallya (@TheVijayMallya) April 13, 2010
#6: Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
It’s cold and will only get worse but at the moment it’s bearable. Holly and Sam are coping well as are the rest of the crew. — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) October 22, 2008
#7: Indra Nooyi: Chairperson & CEO of PepsiCo
Venturing into world of tweets!!
— Indra Nooyi (@IndraNooyi) November 3, 2015
#8: N. R. Narayana Murthy: Co-founder of Infosys
#9: Satya Nadella: CEO of Microsoft Corporation
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) February 11, 2009
#10: Sundar Pichai: CEO of Google
Warming up for three 14 hour flights next week! leaving for Sydney this weekend
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) March 12, 2008
#11: Eric Schmidt: Executive Chairman of Alphabet Inc.
CNN GPS with Fareed Zakaria on Nov 29th, starts around minute 17; Fareed is a very good interviewer http://bit.ly/6GwGjn
— Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) December 7, 2009
#12: Tim Cook: CEO of Apple Inc.,
Visited Retail Stores in Palo Alto today. Seeing so many happy customers reminds us of why we do what we do. — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 20, 2013
#13: Gautam Singhania: Chairman & Managing Director of the Raymond Group
Setting out on an expedition to Leh-Ladakh with the Super Car Club.
9 SUV’s covering 800 kms of the most treacherous and scenic routes
— Gautam Singhania (@SinghaniaGautam) August 19, 2012
#14: Rupert Murdoch: Founder, chairman & CEO of global media holding company News Corporation. Currently, he is the Executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox.
Have just. Read The Rational Optimist. Great book. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) December 31, 2011