Ashton Kutcher beats CNN on Twitter
Ashton Kutcher, 31, is best known for his acting on "That 70s Show" and his marriage to Demi Moore, 15 years his senior. But not anymore. (FOX News)
Kutcher became the first Twitter user to gain more than one million "followers" on Twitter late Thursday evening, according to Los Angeles Times.
For a few days before Thursday, Kutcher had been racing CNN's breaking news feed (http://twitter.com/cnnbrk) with his own account (http://twitter.com/aplusk) to become the first "Twitter Millionaire," FOX News reported.
Just before midnight on Thursday, Kutcher's account reached the final number. Kutcher broadcast a live stream of himself, Moore, and friends watching the numbers, according to FOX News.
The group being broadcast celebrated with champagne and cheers as the one million mark was reached, FOX News reported.
Kutcher said he would donate 10,000 mosquito nets to the medical charity Malaria No More if he won. Just after the number was announced, Kutcher flashed a check for $100,000, the presumed amount for the nets, made out to the charity, FOX News reported.
CNN also declared on Tuesday that win or lose, they would match Kutcher's donation to the charity, according to FOX News.