LIKES: Actor Vin Diesel scores even over Barack Obama.
LIKES: Actor Vin Diesel scores even over Barack Obama. Lee Jin-Manap

Vin Diesel shows Facebook success is about posting yourself

FACEBOOK - Vin Diesel would like to chat with you.

The star of The Fast & Furious and Riddick franchises has more than 41 million likes on his social media account and jokes Facebook owed him "billions of dollars".

"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," he told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview.

"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.

"Facebook used to ask me to come up to their office to explain what the f*** I was doing, and why I had so many fans.

"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. But whatever," he finished with a laugh.


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