87 People That Google CEO Eric Schmidt Follows On Twitter

Google was rumored to be making an offer to buy out Twitter back in the day but that deal fell through. The only thing left for Google to do was sit back and watch Twitter grow, only to make a search deal with them a couple of years later. Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt has joined Twitter with the user name ericschmidt and the company verified that it is actually him. So who would the Google CEO think is worthwhile to follow? Here’s the list of the first 86 people he decided to follow.

1. JerryBrown2010 – Jerry Brown – Current Attorney General for California

2. wiredscience
– WIRED Magazine Science section

3. karaswisher
– Kara Swisher, Editor for AllThingsD.com

4. wyclef
– Wyclef Jean (Hip hop artist)

5. om
– Blogger Om Malik (gigaom.com)

6. maddow
– MSNBC Correspondent/Host of The Rachel Maddow show

7. GStephanopoulos
– ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent George Stephanopoulos

8. pennjillette
– Penn Jillette (magician and co-founder of Penn & Teller)

9. MCHammer
– MC Hammer (former rap artist and tech entrepreneur)

10. goldman
– Jason Goldman – Director of Product Strategy at Obvious

11. googlecalendar
– Official Google Calendar Twitter account

12. googleresearch
– Official Google Research Twitter account

13. googlenews
– Official Google News Twitter account

14. googlereader
– Official Google Reader Twitter account

15. marissamayer
– Vice President of Search Product and User Experience at Google

16. BarackObama
– Twitter account of President Barack Obama (updated by White House staff)

17. tonyrobbins
– Motivational speaker Tony Robbins

18. elatable
– Head of Google communications and social applications Bradley Horowitz

19. slettvet
Sierra Slettvet (Google Ads employee)

20. katiejstanton
– Google Finance Product Manager Katie Stanton

21. Chad_Hurley
– YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley

22. bling0
– YouTube head of monetization Ben Ling (former Facebook platform exec)

23. NickKristof
– NYT columnist Nick Kristof

24. google
– Official Google Twitter account

25. davidgregory
– Host of NBC’s Meet The Press David Gregory

26. carr2n
– Media Equation columnist at NYT David Carr

27. jimmybuffett
– Rock artist Jimmy Buffett

28. ariannahuff
– Founder of TheHuffingtonPost.com Arianna Huffington

29. NYTimeskrugman
– The Conscience of a Liberal, an NYTimes blog Paul Krugman

30. TechCrunch
– Official TechCrunch.com Twitter account

31. JaredCohen
– Member of Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff and author of the books Children of Jihad and One Hundred Days of Silence Jared Cohen

32. huffingtonpost
– Official HuffingtonPost.com Twitter account

33. sacca
– Twitter investor and advisor Chris Sacca

34. IvankaTrump
– American businesswoman, daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump

35. Luccadoes
– Former mousketeer, actor Tony Lucca

36. chelsealately
– Official Chelsea Lately TV show Twitter account

37. iamdiddy
– Rap artist and businessman P. Diddy

38. CarlyforCA
– Former HP CEO, politician, and businesswoman and Carly Fiorina

39. heidimontag
– Star of MTV show The Hills, actress, singer Heidi Montag

40. warrenellis
– Writer, musician Warren Ellis

41. obricio7
– Fabricio Oberto, Argentina basketball player

42. JanetJackson
– R&B artist Janet Jackson

43. dixiechicks
– Country singing group Dixie Chicks

44. jess
– Twitter employee Jessica Verrilli

45. estria
– Professional spray painter Estria

46. RandallGrahm
– Vinologist Randall Grahm

47. bobsaget
– Actor Bob Saget

48. DwightHoward
– Orlando Magic basketball player in the NBC Dwight “Superman” Howard

49. whitehouse
– Official White House Twitter account

50. TIME
– Official TIME magazine Twitter account

51. rainnwilson
– Actor best known as Dwight on The Office Rainn Wilson

52. 50cent
– Rap artist and businessman 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson)

53. themoment
– Twitter account of The Moment on NYT

54. anamariecox
– Political junkie and journalist Ana Marie Cox

55. nytimes
– Official New York Times Twitter account

56. QueenRania
– Queen of Jordan Rania Al Abdullah

57. Schwarzenegger
– Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

58. TheOnion
– Official Twitter account of parody news website TheOnion.com

59. MarthaStewart
– American businesswoman and founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Martha Stewart

60. Padmasree
– Chief Technology Officer of Cisco Systems Padmasree Warrior

61. aplusk
– Actor Ashton Kutcher

62. algore
– Former Vice President, author, businessman, co-founder of Current TV Al Gore

63. jhuber
– Google SVP of Engineering Jeff Huber

64. Whitman2010
– Former eBay CEO and politician Meg Whitman

65. sallycSF
– Sally Cole

66. stephenbures
– Stephen Bures

67. Jonathankelsey1
– Jonathan Kelsey

68. shockozulu
– American film actor and screenwriter John Cusack

69. lauren2go
– Actress Lauren W. Sanchez

70. zacharykarabell
– Author, investor, CNBC host Zachary Karabell

71. saadmohseni
– Afghan-Australian media proprietor Saad Mohseni

72. edyson
– Journalist and commentator of digital technology Esther Dyson

73. rangerarrow
– Chairman and CEO of InterActiveCorp (no tweets)

74. ec_anderson
– CEO of Space Adventures Eric Anderson

75. TC_RWF
– President and CEO of TIAA-CREF Roger Ferguson (no tweets)

76. joejorlett
– Yacht broker Joe Jorlett (no tweets)

77. PeterDiamandis
– Chairman/CEO of X PRIZE FOUNDATION Peter Diamandis

78. rwhetstone
– Google VP of Public Policy and Communications Rachel Whetstone

79. wrmead
– Council on Foreign Relations Walter Russell Mead

80. firefly3333
– American entertainment industry executive, Firefly3 LLC principal Tom Freston (no tweets)

81. kw1999
– K White

82. JamesFallows
– National Correspondent for The Atlantic James Fallows (no tweets)

83. carlschmidt77
– Carl Schmidt (family member?)

84. mlstotts
– Partner at TENOR Matthew Stotts

85. casacks
– 20-year tech industry communications veteran Carol Sacks

86. aeustace
– Google SVP of engineering Alan Eustace

87. siobhanquinn
– Blogger.com Product Manager Siobhan Quinn

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

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