A Fake Billionaire is Trolling People on Twitter
An account impersonating Warren Buffett, an 87-year-old American investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., became viral when its debut tweet gained 300,000 likes.
The account has been tweeting inspirational and personal tweets which gained around 2 million likes. However, it is not the real Warren Buffett as there are many signs pointing towards it being fake:
- No blue tick. Think about it. Warren Buffett is a big, big deal – why wouldn’t his account be verified by Twitter?
- Limited activity. The account’s first tweet is from 25 August and only has motivational quotes. Is this really what one of the world’s richest men would focus his social media on?
- His name is spelt wrong. It’s Warren Buffett, not Warren Buffet.
Since the account mimics the man’s wholesome folksy style, journalists and politicians have been quoting and sharing it. However, the real Warren Buffett does not tweet often from official and real account.
— Warren Buffett (@WarrenBuffett) March 5, 2015
Some of the tweets user @WarrenBuffet99 has tweeted include:
“Saying good words to people will never go out of style.”
“In a given day, how many hours are you happy and stress-free? Measure that.”
“Things I’ve learned with age: No happiness without gratitude; no peace without forgiveness; no good habits without self-discipline.”Disclaimer:We do not allow users to post content which is copyright and We take strict actions against the users who post infringement content on our website.Although we do not host any content, users post embed videos from youtube, facebook, Dailymotion and Vimeo and are moderated before posting but we still take strict action against the copyright videos posted.If you are an official representative of any company whose videos are posted illegally on our website or you think some video infringe the copyright then you can simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org