With today’s consistent and ever growing divergence into the technology social world, the gate keepers have changed and now power and shifted to those that can influence and inspire in the social realm.
Here we have broken down the top ten most influential people on twitter – bare in mind this is not who has the most followers or who has the most popularity in general but who has the most influence. Which users have developed a engaging relationship with followers and have carved a niche with the power to influence the world wide web.
When Steve Forbes posts an opinion, people of power listen. His following consists of movers and shakers in many industries and his tweets have become a source for those who want to keep a finger on the pulse of the global economy. What you hear from Steve’s Tweets often come days before the mainstream market media catches note.
Funny how no politicians blame “speculators” when oil prices massively decline: https://t.co/kREAcTcbYv
— Steve Forbes (@SteveForbesCEO) November 6, 2015
With six million devout followers and allot of charitable influences, Sir Richard Branson has used his Twitter to generate awareness to many global charities. With his Tweets he has literally helped change the world by having social media campaigns of change.
3. Mark Cuban
Some of the younger crowd knows him simply as one of “The Sharks” or the loud mouth owner of the Dallas Mavericks. But Mark Cuban has been a legend in silicon valley for years and has no buffer when it comes to his Twitter page. He has given his followers free books and continues to inspire and uplift (and anger) many with his tweets.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 6, 2015
Murdoch makes no apologies for being a man of power and having a strong political stance. One Tweet from Rubert Murdoch has as much influence as a full page on many newspaper syndicates. With a global media powerhouse under his belt a Tweet sends a clear message to all his organizations of what stance to take on a particular political issue. This alone merits him with a spot on the list.
5. Taylor Swift
The most influential entertainer on twitter. Her following has a relationship with Taylor that has never been seen before in the history of entertainment. Taylor has used social media unlike any other artist and many have attempted to copy and mimic her ability to engage with her audience more like a preacher to a church then a singer to a fan.
Before social media, Anthony Robbins mastered the ability to market an interaction with a potential client. Post the social media world perhaps noone has been able to adapt as well as he has – with a following base that reads his words of wisdom religiously he has been able to turn his Twitter page not only into a multi million dollar operation but to continue his reign as the king of self help.
7. Eric Zuley
In the Entrepreneur circuit the terms “Social Media” and “Eric Zuley” have become synonymous. Klout has called Eric Zuley an expert in social media because of the unique branding ability he has showcased. He is the only Entrepreneur to have a TV Network,Magazine,Radio,Blog and APP all under the veil of the same brand. With all of these avenues being connected a single tweet from Eric Zuley can reach millions of loyal followers making him one of the most powerful people on our list. He has been referred to has the next “Digital Dick Clark” & We agree.
Eric Zuley Speaking at 2015 Fast Pitch Competition at the University of California State… https://t.co/CywuXul823pic.twitter.com/qlxCY9zBT5 — EricZuleyBlog.com (@ericzuley) November 7, 2015
8. Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama has taken a ancient way of life and turned it into a influential modern Twitter page. His quotes of wisdom get retweeted by the tens of thousands and spark inspiration in the hearts of people from all walks of life in many nations.
Much like Taylor Swift and Anthony Robbins he has built a very deep and profound relationship with the followers he has. When he is not impacting pop culture with his tweets he is giving words of wisdom that uplift and inspire.
10. Justin Bieber