Richard Branson Hits 1 Million LinkedIn Followers

Posted Nov 30, 2012

Virgin founder and chairman Richard Branson has hit 1 million LinkedIn followers.  He is the first person to hit this number.  LinkedIn launched the influencers program about two months ago.  About 150 people were selected to post original content and now that number is at 170.

?Our data shows that he?s popular with everyone from entrepreneurs to HR workers and in industries ranging from tech to construction,? stated LinkedIn executive editor Daniel Roth. ?The only continent where he doesn?t have a single follower is Antarctica.?

[Source: Mashable]