The Twitter bug has spared no one. From A-list Hollywood actors to A-list Bollywood actors to politicians and now Bill Gates who's finally discovered Twitter. His first Tweet was: “Hello World. Hard at work on my foundation letter — publishing on 1/25.”

Bill (ionaire) Gates, who generously shares his millions with the less privileged already has 271,723 followers and was welcomed by serial Tweeter Ashton Kutcher who himself has a 4 million followers.

If Twitter isn't your thing then Bill Gates has also announced a full fledged website called Gates Notes where he will share his thoughts on his foundation work, his travels and what he's learning.

Gates did have a Facebook account at one point but was so bombarded with friend requests that he closed it down. Reports state that he's back on Facebook.

Bill Gates is here on Twitter and here's his website.

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