Forget Biebs or Gaga: Charlie Sheen's social media IPO is Empire Ave's largest ever

by Knowlton Thomas

Shattering previous records held by social media heavyweights Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, troubled actor Charlie Sheen's new twitter account skyrocketed to the number four spot on Empire Avenue's Twitter index.

Virtual shares in Charlie Sheen have been trading at unprecedented levels in recent days, as the tremendous popularity of his  Twitter account has propelled him to the upper echelon of social media power players. On the Social Media Exchange at Edmonton startup Empire Avenue's website, hundreds of investors have purchased more than 25,000 shares in just three days, increasing his share price from just 9.75 Eaves to 53.91e at the time Empire Avenue's blog 

Charlie has more than 1.6 million followers on Twitter and a constant stream of engagement, but Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have more than 7 million followers each, plus over 20 million Facebook fans apiece - yet failed to excite investors equally as the disgruntled, embattled actor.

"Charlie Sheen's incredible rise to Twitter fame is a perfect example of the power of social media and the increasing importance of personal branding,” said Duleepa Wijayawardhana, CEO of Empire Avenue. “We’ve never seen anyone’s stock in such high demand. If Mr. Sheen were to extend his brand to Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and other outlets, there’s no telling how far his share price could climb.”

Prospective virtual investors can visit Charlie's Empire Avenue page to get their own slice of his pie.

View Empire Avenue's original blog post here.

Empire Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Empire Avenue is a revolutionary online influence stock exchange combined with an advertising platform that allows individuals and organizations to convert their online influence and reach into revenue. To this end we will be connecting advertisers, consumers and influencers in a manner not as yet undertaken in the online space. Through the Empire Avenue influence stock exchange and its... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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