Twitter allows for people from all backgrounds to get what they have to say “off their chest.” The business world and the financial sector have had its fair share of controversial and hilarious tweets, reminding everyone—we’re all human. Take a look at these examples below to see what we’re talking about.
- Warren Buffet
A humble billionaire whose impressive net worth is only usurped by an even more impressive resume of value investing, Warren Buffet represents how important the art of saving money is when looking to make more of it. People across the world were waiting patiently for his arrival to the Twitter sphere, to hear his thoughts on how to spend and save wisely, and his first tweet did not disappoint.
- Mark Cuban
With a personality that has made him the de facto mascot of his Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban is no stranger to letting his voice be heard with zero strings attached. The successful investor and entrepreneur has been outspoken on Twitter as the owner of an NBA franchise, meddling with reporters and other media members, but he also shared this personal moment which demonstrates how hard work truly pays off.
- Indra Nooyi
As PepsiCo’s Chairperson and CEO, Indra Nooyi is considered as one of the most powerful women in the world. After being formally educated in her home country of India, Nooyi moved to the United States to pursue a master’s degree and quickly moved up the ranks at several consultation groups. Her rise to power and success as a world leader makes Nooyi a perfect representative for gender-equality.
- Donald Trump
Donald Trump needs no introduction—unless you live under a rock. The business mogul-turned-reality star wrote the New York Times best-selling book, “The Art of The Deal”, and is running for our nation’s presidency as a Republican candidate. A polarizing figure, Trump is known for his vicious remarks and tactful insults, but his most popular tweet shows the notorious figure on the defensive side of this situation. Against a supposed “right-wing news source” no less…
- Tim Cook
Taking over as CEO for one of the most revered minds in recent memory, Apple’s Tim Cook has had big shoes to fill since the passing of Steve Jobs. As a member of the board of directors for both Nike, Inc. and the National Football League, Cook’s announcement about his sexual orientation in 2014 opened up new avenues for members of the LGBT community. He continues to make that impact with emphatic tweets like this.
- Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and CEO, is known for his relentless work ethic and a business model that has dominated the online-sales market. After NASA’s budget cuts, Bezos began to compete with fellow billionaire Elon Musk in the race to privatize space travel. The successful launch and landing of Musk’s SpaceX Falcon rocket led to a snarky tweet by Bezos—the size of some of the egos at the top…
- Elon Musk
A headline-making innovator and investor, Elon Musk has been at the forefront of several of the world’s latest scientific breakthroughs. His aforementioned competition with Jeff Bezos had social media buzzing and kept the creative juices flowing. Not to be outdone by the Amazon CEO, Musk recently released extremely impressive pre-order numbers for his Tesla Model 3.
- Carl Icahn
Carl Icahn’s power and notoriety on Wall Street is unmatched, with investment success across the board and a net worth of more than $21 billion to prove it. The art of “wheelin’ and dealin’” was perfected by Icahn in the late 80s with takeovers of several major companies that left the mogul sitting pretty. His aggressive tactics for big business deals shows in his twitter feed, and the figures being thrown around might leave the average tweeter in awe.
- Jim Cramer
A fiercely opinionated figure on CNBC’s Mad Money, Jim Cramer has been telling newcomers in the industry what to buy and sell for more than a decade. The former hedge fund manager and best-selling author is also the co-founder of TheStreet.com, and takes his job seriously as an orator to the common investor. Most of the time anyway…
- Richard Branson
A Knighted British business entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Richard Branson is known for living life on the edge and making bold, flashy decisions. It came as no surprise that the space-loving and aero-obsessed mogul would dream up this brilliant idea for his airline, Virgin Atlantic. But wait…what’s the date again?
James Orlay is a Public Relations Associate at Flackable, a national public relations agency supporting the communications needs of registered investment advisors (RIAs) and other forward-thinking financial services firms. To learn more about Flackable, please visit www.flackable.com.