Obama’s Guinness record was achieved back when he was President of the United States.
- Barack Obama already had a Twitter handle with about 60 million followers.
- The handle that created the record was with POTUS (President of the United States)
- His first tweet using the POTUS handle was “ Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my account.”
- He reached the 1 million Twitter followers count within 5 hours of joining Twitter with the new POTUS account.
- The previous record was held by the famous Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. for gaining 1 million within a day.
- Obama had a friendly chat with Bill Clinton about how the handle comes with the house and anyone interested can join FLOTUS.
- His tweet after the 2012 re-election is still the third most retweeted tweet.
- Barack Obama then went on to set the record for the most liked tweet as well.
Apart from the Twitter facts, here are some mind-blowing facts about Barack Obama that you may not know:
- Obama was the first African-American to the editor of the Harvard Law Review
- He worked for Baskin & Robbins as a teenager but never liked ice-creams
- He was named “Person of the Year” twice by Time magazine
- He has many half-siblings but no full siblings
- Obama once tried modeling in his younger days
- Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date was seeing Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee
- Their dog Bo was promised to his children as a gift if he won the elections
- ‘Renegade’ is his codename for the agents who are appointed for his protection while ‘Renaissance is for Michelle, ‘Radiance’ is Malia, and ‘Rosebud’ is for Sasha
- Barack Obama treasures reading Shakespeare and Toni Morrison.
- He also received 2 Grammy Awards.
Now that you are familiar with the important facts about Barack Obama’s Twitter fame and Guinness record, try winning this quiz as well.
Barack Obama Was the _____ President of the U.S?
- A. 41st
- B. 42nd
- C. 43rd
- D. 44th