Yes, that’s right. I didn’t hit the zero key an extra time or two. As of writing this Gary Vaynerchuk has 846,529 followers on twitter. I know its not 850,000 but I don’t care it’s close enough and 850k sounds better than 846k.
If you haven’t heard of this guy then you need to ingest all you can of what he says. His ideas are unique. His story is nothing short of amazing and I think the best is yet to come.
That video is his talk at the web 2.0 expo and has some killer info. Listen to what he has to say.
Another good one to watch is when he talks about social media on CNN.
Taken from Gary’s website is a short description of his past and where he’s at now…
Gary Vaynerchuk has captured attention with his pioneering, multi-faceted approach to personal branding and business. After primarily utilizing traditional advertising techniques to build his family’s local wine business into a national industry leader, Gary rapidly leveraged social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to promote Wine Library TV, his video blog about wine. As his viewership swelled to over 80,000 a day, doors opened to a book deal, several national TV appearances, and a flurry of speaking engagements around the world. Gary’s dual identity as both business guru and wine guy has made him the “Social Media Sommelier.” His impact on the wine world has been commemorated via his inclusion in the 2009 Decanter Power List, an index of the 50 most influential figures in the industry.
Also, if you wish to follow Gary on twitter, here is his page…
FYI: In the time it took me to compose this short post his followers have grown by almost 10 people.