9 Famous Business Leaders You Should Follow on Social Media

2019.09.08 05:00 PM By Joshua Taddeo, Principal Consultant

Famous business leaders want to get inside the mind of those gifted with business acumen? Find out how they think, behave and strive for success in the business world. The world of business and money making is intimidating for many, but not this group. Not only are they successful in their own right, but they are also all about sharing their wisdom to financial and business success. One of the keys for each is getting out their message on social media platforms.

Check out these famous business leaders, learn their message and garner their business savvy.

1. Simon Sinek

Simon has over 2 million followers on LinkedIn and is known as an author and for his famous TED Talk and business concept "Start with Why." His ability to inspire leaders and employees alike across multiple generations has accelerated his message worldwide.

While his advice seems simple (and sometimes repetitive), it is often the vital missing component to unlock unlimited potential for your teams/company.

2. Mary Barra

In a world previously dominated by males, Mary Barra became the first CEO of General Motors and changed the dynamic at the automaker. Starting her career as an engineer from General Motors own Kettering University, she later went on to garner her MBA from Stanford University. A regular on the Forbes Most Powerful Women List, Barra has been at the helm of General Motors since 2014, acting as one of the corporate leaders in the auto industry. She shares her business insights on both LinkedIn and Twitter. Her philosophy, "If we win the hearts and minds of employees, we're going to have better business success."

3. Mark Cuban

With 7 million followers on Twitter, Mark Cuban has a big following and a lot to say. He is a regular on the TV show Shark Tank, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a self-made billionaire. You can find and follow him on most social media platforms where he offers his wisdom on business, technology, and entrepreneurship. His honest and frank approach to facing challenges as a successful business leader has made him popular on social media.

Besides sharing his business wisdom, he frequently shares his love of family and the importance of making time for them.

4. Grant Cardone

Grant is an entrepreneur, speaker, sales expert, and best-selling author. He can be found on his own YouTube channel as well as SnapChat, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. He runs his empire referred to as 10X Times Your Nation. Here he promotes his philosophy on 10X Times Your Business, 10XTimes Your Income and 10X Your Life. He is a sales trainer, motivational speaker, and real estate mogul. He works with companies, from small to Fortune 500, to help them maximize their sales and growth potential. He has weekly blogs offering wisdom on how to succeed in the world of business. Here he preaches his philosophy, "Success is your duty, obligation, responsibility."

5. Marie Forleo

Find Marie on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn where she offers advice on how to best achieve your business goals. She started Marie TV, B-School, Marie For leo International, as well as being a bestselling author. Oprah named Marie as a thought leader for the next generation. Her mission is to help you to achieve your goals, whatever they might be. Her website features an archive of Marie TV episodes you can watch for free.

6. Melissa Stewart

Owner of SheOwnsIt.com, her mission is all about empowering women and their entrepreneurship. If you are female and looking to start and grow your own business, Melissa offers regular advice. Her She Owns It platform on Twitter and Facebook have regular blog posts about growing your own business as a woman. She features well-known business leaders on her blog.

7. Gary Vaynerchuk

As the founder and CEO of VaynerMedia, Gary is a well-known digital media and business leader. He was first known as a wine critic who later expanded his brand and following to include digital marketing, social media, and public speaking. He is also the author of five best-selling books. He currently has his hand in many business platforms. He started as a young entrepreneur with a lemonade stand at the age of seven. Later he grew his father's liquor store into an e-commerce platform for liquor sales and never looked back.

Find him on all social media platforms and at GaryVaynerchuk.com

8. Sramana Mitra

Find Sramana on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, where she is featured as Top Ten Influencer. She started One Million by One Million based in Silicon Valley. It is her fourth venture company. Their goal is to help one million entrepreneurs across the world to reach one million in revenue annually. The result of that lofty goal would be one trillion in gross domestic product globally and thus create ten million jobs. Her company works as a virtual technology accelerator. Her tips on Twitter including how to get funding for a start-up business and how to grow a one-million-dollar business for future business leaders.

9. Melinda Emerson

Melinda started her Small BizLady brand and has expanded to share her wisdom on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and her own site. Through these platforms, she offers advice and wisdom as an expert on small businesses. As the founder and president of Quintessence Group, a marketing consulting firm, Melissa puts out weekly blog posts to over 3 million readers. 

Follow These Famous Business Leaders

With a wealth of experience, business savvy and wisdom to share, these leaders in business are not only successful, but they also share how you can be too.

Consider following one or more of these famous business leaders and learn from them and their wealth (pun intended) of knowledge.