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@BillAckman1 Stirs Interest of Tweeters

Activist investor Bill Ackman has entered the Twittersphere, but has yet to actually tweet.

  • Alicia McElhaney

Bill Ackman has caused quite a stir on Twitter without sending a single tweet.

The hedge fund manager created an account using the handle @BillAckman1, his spokesman confirmed Thursday. Ackman, 51 and notoriously outspoken, is just the latest of many fund managers taking to the social media site to share ideas with a broader audience. Though he has yet to tweet, investors can see who the Pershing Square Capital Management founder is following.

Ackman has already followed David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, as well as Allianz chief economic adviser Mohamed El-Erian and Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) Conference co-founder Anthony Scaramucci, among 43 others on Thursday afternoon. He wasn’t yet followed rival activist investor Carl Icahn, of Icahn Enterprises.

Ackman has held investments in companies including Chipotle Mexican Grill and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. He also has been shorting Herbalife since 2012, a position he discussed at the Milken Institute Global Conference in May. Ackman apologized to his investors in his 2016 annual report for the 19 percent loss that Pershing Square had in struggling biopharmaceutical company Valeant.

Ackman’s Pershing Square has seen a 2.5 percent loss this year through June 27, according to the firm’s website.