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Bill Gates joins the Popular Chinese Social Media ‘WeChat’

Written by TechNadu Staff
Last updated June 10, 2021

Microsoft Founder and CEO Bill Gates one of the top billionaires in the world recently created an account on WeChat, a popular Chinese messaging app. He is the latest addition to the American entrepreneurs on a Chinese social network.

A 30-second introductory video in mandarin welcoming all the Chinese netizens to "join the conversation" on his official account. Gates popular blog gatesnotes will be having the translated version on WeChat.

Bill Gates WeChat

Scan the Barcode to join official gatesnotes on WeChat. Source

Gates shares insightful reading lists, discuss on topics such as Agriculture, Saving lives, Energy and other related things about Melinda and gates foundation.

The Video received 22,660 views and the post has received over 5,700 likes on WeChat till now.

Some Famous foreigners with official WeChat account are John Cusack, Paris Hilton, and the Backstreet Boys. So it is not the first time a Western businessman to start an account of Chinese platforms.

Facebook and Twitter are banned in china so many celebs and social media personalities have moved to Chinese social media.

A Quartz Report states that "Tim Cook CEO of Apple (AAPL) during his official visits to china he posts on his Sina Weibo account. To reach more Chinese people like the people in other countries." You can also find Stephen Hawking, British scientist and theoretical physicist on Weibo.

WeChat reached 800 million active users almost closest to Twitter and Facebook. It grew on people serving as a news-reading app, a virtual wallet and an app store.

About Gates Mandarin, On QQ Video a Chinese Commenter gave a scorching critic, "It’d be better to just hear him speak English. Hearing him speak Chinese makes our hearts die.”

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