Warren Buffett joins Twitter

Billionaire Warren Buffett joined Twitter on Thursday, and with one tweet, gained more than 76,000 followers. 


The tweet is the only one on the verified account as of early Thursday afternoon.

Buffett's name has made headlines in political news in the last few months when President Obama unveiled his 2014 budget. The budget factors in revenue from the so-called "Buffett Rule," named after the Omaha, Neb., billionaire, which requires households that take in a yearly income of $1 million or more to pay a 30 percent tax rate excluding charitable deductions.