Barack Obama’s Twitter Guinness Record

Ashley | 05 - 14 - 2021
Barack Obama

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:

  1. Obama was the first African-American to the editor of the Harvard Law Review 
  2. He worked for Baskin & Robbins as a teenager but never liked ice-creams
  3. He was named “Person of the Year” twice by Time magazine
  4. He has many half-siblings but no full siblings
  5. Obama once tried modeling in his younger days
  6. Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date was seeing Do The Right Thing by Spike Lee
  7. Their dog Bo was promised to his children as a gift if he won the elections
  8. ‘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
  9. Barack Obama treasures reading Shakespeare and Toni Morrison.
  10. 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
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