Vin Diesel: ‘Facebook owes me billions of dollars,’ jokes about his more than 41m followersBy Angel Cuala on May 13, 2013 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Internet, Technology •
Vin Diesel claims, “Facebook owes me billions of dollars.” Well, of course, the “Fast & Furious” star is only joking. And yes, Vin Diesel has the right to crack a joke about Facebook because he has now more than 41 million followers on the famous social site and is one of the most popular celebrities today.
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Diesel, 45, was recently interviewed by Entertainment Weekly for his latest movie “Fast & Furious 6,” which is scheduled for release on May 24, 2013, where he was asked about the attributes that led to his millions of Facebook followers; or exactly 41,562,751 Likes, as of this writing.
“So, when I had started my page, the only person that had a million fans was Barack Obama. Because it was first-quarter 2009, and he’d just got elected as President, because of social media. So, when I started talking to the fans, I became the No. 1 page in the world. Over Coca-Cola, over huge companies. And it was only because I said: “Hi, guys, I love you.” Vin Diesel told Entertainment Weekly.
“What was unique was: I never let anyone do a post, I never let anyone post for me in the last four years. My audience knows me so well on the page that if my producing partner’s in the room when I post, they’ll know somebody was around me. That’s kind of cool, that’s how sophisticated they are. Facebook really owes me billions of dollars.” Diesel jokingly added.
“You have an extra layer of protection in a weird way. I call on my angels because of that. If I’m doing a photo shoot with a leopard, and the leopard gets loose, and nobody got eaten, you kind of go: There must be something to that energy everyone has.” Diesel replied, when asked of his thoughts on the other side of his 41m Facebook followers.
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