Social Media is often considered to be one of the most crucial aspects of modern technology. It is a great place to share your wisdom, experience, and knowledge you have gained so far. And entrepreneurs have successfully followed this campaign since the beginning.
From Network marketing to Digital Campaigns, World’s most famous entrepreneurs never miss out on an opportunity to reach out to millions of people across the globe. And Twitter is a great place to mark an influence over the world.
From Q&A sessions, inspiring quotes to great advice, entrepreneurs know how to keep their followers happy. Tweeting out their latest blog posts packed with useful insights is what the world’s most famous entrepreneurs are expected to do.
Twitter provides a valuable opportunity to keep track of latest developments in business, technology, and news. Without taking much of your time, let us start our list of top 20 entrepreneurs you should follow on twitter.
Note- The numbering is not based on who’s better than the others. It’s just to let you explore the list thoroughly.
20. Biz Stone
Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone is the co-founder of Twitter, Obvious, Medium, and Jelly. His first startup was Xanga in 1999. Stone co-founded his latest venture, Jelly, with Ben Finkel. He is also the CEO of Super, a photo-sharing app that cross-posts to Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and other social networks.
Not just an interesting name now, is it? Stone is also an angel investor and advisor in the startup community having backed companies in a diversity of industries such as Square, Slack, Medium, Nest, Beyond Meat, Pinterest, Intercom, and Faraday.
Few of his achievements include being named as Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc magazine, listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time, and named Nerd of the Year by GQ.
On twitter, he likes to share eye-catching photos created with Super, and insightful articles from across the globe. On his website, he has stated himself as:
“Internet guy who believes in the triumph of humanity with a little help from technology”.
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19. Dave Morin
An American entrepreneur and investor, Dave Morin is the CEO and co-founder of the social network Path. He was a former manager at Facebook and has co-created the Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect.
He is also a member of the board of directors for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), Eventbrite, and Dwell Media. Morin has worked in Apple and Facebook and gained the necessary experience.
From inspirational quotes to the music he’s listening to, along with news about Path, and more, his twitter feed is full of intriguing stories. One of the top entrepreneurs in the world for reasons more than one. He has been known to fund various startups and also a capital firm, Slow Ventures.
5 simple rules for happiness: 1. Free your heart from hatred 2. Free your mind from worries 3. Live simply 4. Give more 5. Expect less.
18. Randi Zuckerberg
Yes, you probably guessed it right. Randi Zuckerberg, the older sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is an American businesswoman. She runs her own media company, Zuckerberg Media and is editor-in-chief of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website.
The famous entrepreneur has an uncanny passion in writing. Zuckerberg is the author of Spark Your Career in Advertising. In September 2013, she released her first books with HarperCollins: an adult non-fiction book titled Dot Complicated and a children’s picture book called Dot.
She was ranked among 50 “Digital Power Players” by the Hollywood Reporter in 2010. In 2011, Zuckerberg resigned from Facebook and announced her new social media firm, Zuckerberg Media. On social media platform, she regularly tweets tech life tips for her followers and inspiring stories.
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17. Richard Branson
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is an English business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder and Chairman of Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies.
The desire of becoming one of the top entrepreneurs in the world had interested Richard Branson at a young age. At the age of sixteen, he was involved in his first business venture, a magazine called Student. From there on, the influential entrepreneur didn’t look back.
Branson’s twitter feed is a great source of entrepreneurial advice. He likes to tweet interesting articles with a proprietary hashtag, #readbyrichard.
Branson wrote in his autobiography of the decision to start an airline:
“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them … from the perspective of wanting to live life to the full, I felt that I had to attempt it.“
It sounds simple, but if you try to enjoy your day and get good things done, you’ll live a happy life.
16. Steve Blank
A Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur, and an academician, Steve Blank is the co-founder of Epiphany. Before arriving in the fertile and booming Silicon Valley in 1978, he repaired fighter planes in Thailand during the Vietnam war.
This is what he has to say about himself on his website:
Put to a vote, I might have been chosen “least likely to succeed” in my New York City high school class.
His career transformed from being an entrepreneur to teaching entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students. He has a few publications to his credit, including The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Not All Who Wander Are Lost, and The Startup Owner’s Manual.
He likes to share his various talks, blog posts, invitations to fireside chats, and pictures on Twitter.
The goal is not to hire people who need a job, but to hire people who believe what you believe.
15. Caterina Fake
An American entrepreneur and businesswoman, Caterina Fake is the founder and CEO of Findery. Findery is a site where you can share your favorite locations across the world. Caterina is also the co-founder of websites like Flickr, and Hunch.
Not allowed to watch television as a child, reading poetry and playing classical music became her hobbies. Little did she know then, she was about to become one of the top entrepreneurs in the world.
Some of her awards include BusinessWeek’s Best Leaders of 2005, Forbes 2005 eGang, Fast Company’s Fast 50, and Red Herring’s 20 Entrepreneurs under 35. In 2006, she featured in Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
She tweets out interesting articles from across the web, stories from Findery, quotes and more.
Sometimes you feel as if you want to keep some part of yourself away from the internet. You want to keep something for yourself, for your family, for your friends. You want to stay offline.
14. Loic Le Meur
Loïc Le Meur is a serial entrepreneur and founder of the LeWeb. Loïc is an active business angel and was an early investor in LinkedIn, Evernote and Lending Club, among many others.
He is named one of Europe’s Tech25 by the Wall Street Journal as well as one of the 25 most influential people on the web by Business Week. He has featured in The Economist as one of Europe’s Blooming Entrepreneurs and is a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Loic uses Twitter to engage the entrepreneurial community and shares valuable insights.
The key to staying relevant might be to never forget that any day you might become irrelevant.
13. Tony Hsieh
Tony Hsieh is an American internet entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the CEO of the online shoe and clothing shop Zappos. Before this, he co-founded the internet advertising network LinkExchange. In 1998, LinkExchange sold to Microsoft in 1999 for $265 million.
Later, Hsieh co-founded Venture Frogs, an incubator, and investment firm. There is quite an interesting story about the name. One of Hsieh’s friends said she would invest everything if they chose “Venture Frogs” as the name. The rest is.. well, history.
Hsieh has been an active Twitter user with over 2.8 million followers. He has been widely noted as an influential figure and one of the top entrepreneurs in the world. He likes to tweet inspirational quotes and articles.
The entrepreneurial spirit is about creativity, optimism, and street smarts.
12. Evan Williams
We’re talking about twitter here, so how could we forget its co-founder Evan Williams. Evan is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who was previously Chairman and the CEO of Twitter.
In 2003, Evan was named as one of the top 100 innovators in the world under the age of 35 by MIT Technology Review TR100. Next year, he was named one of PC Magazine’s “People of the Year“, along with Hourihan and Paul Bausch for their work on Blogger.
Evan posts interesting reading materials and other entrepreneurial updates on twitter.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
11. Craig Newmark
Craig Newmark is an American Internet entrepreneur, the man behind an American classified advertisements website, Craigslist. He also operates Craigconnects, a site that publicizes charitable organizations.
He has been featured in “Billionaires In The Making” list in 2010 of Forbes, estimating his net worth at $400 million. Craig is a self-described nerd, Web pioneer, speaker, philanthropist, and advocate of technology for the public good.
Craig communicates regularly through his own blog at craigconnects. He also likes to tweet articles and posts from his blog.
In the long term, I want to help everyone connect, using the Net, to make things better fit all, to give everyone a voice.
10. Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban is an American entrepreneur and investor. He is the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures. Not only that, he is also the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.
He has been honored with Kelley School of Business Alumni Award – Distinguished Entrepreneur (1998), D Magazine CEO of the Year (2011) and much more.
On twitter, Mark regularly retweets articles and posts to over 6 million followers.
No one is going to know or care about your failures and neither should you. All that matters is that you get it right once.
9. Rupert Murdoch
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is the founder and head of News Corporation, a global media conglomerate. He is the Chairman and CEO of 21st Century Fox, Executive Chairman of News Corp, and the Acting CEO of Fox News.
He has been ranked #35th in the Forbes’ list of top billionaires in the world with a net worth of $12.3 Billion. He is one of the most influential entrepreneurs in the world.
Rupert shares his opinions on world news and business affairs on his twitter feed.
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
8. Brad Feld
Brad Feld is an American entrepreneur, author, blogger, and venture capitalist at Foundry Group. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, before that, founded Intensity Ventures. Brad is also a co-founder of Techstars.
In addition to this, Brad is active with several non-profit organizations. He is a writer and speaker on the topics of venture capital investing and entrepreneurship. He’s written many books as part of the Startup Revolution series and writes the blog Feld Thoughts and Venture Deals.
His tweet feed often comprises of his blog posts, and useful insights for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Failure is sometimes the best option if you view the process of entrepreneurship as a lifelong journey.
7. Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers is an American entrepreneur, the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. Though Sivers sold CD Baby in 2008, to focus on his new company, MuckWork.
Later, in 2013, Sivers launched his new company, Wood Egg, which publishes annual guides on how to build companies in over 15 countries including India, China, Japan, and more.
Derek tweets out speaking engagements, inspiring quotes, thoughts from his blog and website, and more.
In the end, it’s about what you want to be, not what you want to have.
6. Ali Brown
Named the Entrepreneurial Guru for Women by Business News Daily, Ali Brown provides business coaching and advice to over 250,000 followers. This is just a hint of the appreciation you”ll find on her website.
She is ranked on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. She is also listed in Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following.
Not only that, her Glambition Radio show was recently named by Inc. Magazine as one of the 9 Podcasts Every Female Entrepreneur Should Listen To.
When you plan out too far ahead, even in your biz, you can miss out on opportunities. Plan as much as makes sense, but leave room for magic.
5. Lord Alan Sugar
The English business magnate, Alan Michael Sugar is a media personality and political advisor. One of the best known British businessmen in the world is the founder of Amstrad, which he had since sold to broadcaster BSkyB.
The business magnate had also served as the chairman of Tottenham Hotspur from 1991 to 2001. He is also the Chairman of Amshold Group, owner of Amscreen and Amsprop. Viglen is now Sugar’s sole IT establishment.
The British entrepreneur promotes his ventures on twitter and likes to tweet about current events. One of the top entrepreneurs in the world does share a remarkable number of soccer updates.
Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.
4. James Altucher
The American hedge fund manager, James Altucher is an entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has co-founded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. James has often been honest about his drawbacks and shortcomings.
James is listed as one of the top 20 entrepreneurs in this list because he is an influential figure for the world. He had founded the financial social network StockPickr. The website was named one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2007.
On Twitter, he shares many interesting pictures and quotes. He also carries out a weekly Q&A session with his followers where he connects with them by discussing many topics.
When the lights come on inside of you, everyone in the world can see a little better.
3. Chris Sacca
Christopher Sacca is an accomplished venture investor, company advisor, entrepreneur, and a former lawyer as well. He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States.
Chris was once cited as possibly the most influential businessman in America in The Wall Street Journal. Vanity Fair has named Chris to its distinguished New Establishment list.
On twitter, he shares interesting articles and some political news to his 1.76 million followers.
Simplicity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.
2. Maria Johnsen
A true inspiration for all the people involved in digital marketing. Maria Johnsen is a hyperpolyglot entrepreneur, best-selling author, influencer, speaker, programmer and multilingual digital marketing expert.
Maria knows eighteen languages and possesses experience in language instruction, tutoring, and translation. She is ranked #6 Most Influential Digital Marketing Expert In The World!
Maria’s retweets on Twitter ranked #1 among the top 100 most retweeted marketers in the world, as of November 27th, 2016, according to buzzsumo. She likes to share inspiring quotes, beautiful pics, and SEO-related posts on twitter.
Let’s talk about what we can do to minimize risks, increase ROI and create a sustainable multilingual digital marketing plan.
1. Neil Patel
My personal favorite, one of the 3 entrepreneurs I follow to learn SEO, network marketing and more. Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar, and KISSmetrics. He has helped companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue.
The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes has listed him as one of the top 10 online marketers. Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world.
I have attended his webinar and I must say I WAS IMPRESSED. There is always something new you can learn. I read his detailed blog posts whenever he tweets them. He likes to share his articles from his sites neilpatel.com and quicksprout.
Sometimes when you follow your dream; it opens the door for others to be able to follow theirs.
So that ends our list of top 20 entrepreneurs you need to follow on twitter. Nonetheless, there are many other entrepreneurs you can follow on Twitter or any other social media platform. The point is not just to follow them and allowing their notifications on your device. You should learn from their experience, mistakes, and wisdom.
And, if you really like this article, you can follow me as well.
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