When you are starting out in business, sometimes the best way to get a leg up is to learn from those who have come before you. And Twitter gives you access to some of the top execs from around the world in a way unthinkable a decade ago.
So, who are the top CEOs that you should follow? Here’s our shortlist of the top 10 CEOs on Twitter.
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn
One of the benefits of my getting older: Far greater appreciation for three things that are too often taken for granted: Health, love & time
— Jeff Weiner (@jeffweiner) September 28, 2017
Jeff Weiner is a social media and business giant. In just five years, he has led his team to build LinkedIn into a $25 billion business. His employees seem to love him to a degree rather unheard of in the business world.
He tweets about everything from business news, to LinkedIn promos, to pop culture.
Eve Mayer, CEO of Social Media Delivered
— Eve Mayer (@LinkedInQueen) September 6, 2017
Yes, folks, a female CEO has made the list! She is the CEO of a social media marketing company.
Eve tweets about a variety of topics, ranging through the gamut of social media tips, marketing, personal tweets, relationship advice and even retweeting current events. One of the things you will learn from Eve is that your Twitter account needs to have a personality.
Eric Schmidt, Google
R&D allocation is a tough question: how do you know where to place bets when it’s so long-term? 1/8
— Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) October 26, 2017
This American software engineer and businessman is the executive chairman of Google. He joined Google in 2001 and held the position of CEO until 2011. He has also served on the board of trustees for two universities: Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton.
Steve Forbes, CEO of Forbes
An Open Letter To President Trump: Don't Let Congressional Republicans Wreck Your Tax Plan https://t.co/hRSH83XXqq
— Steve Forbes (@SteveForbesCEO) January 23, 2017
Chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media. Forbes.com is averaging over 18 million unique monthly visitors. It is a leading destination for business decision makers and investors alike. He posts about Forbes news, political issues, as well as Forbes events and articles.
Peter Cashmore, CEO of Mashable
Fun interview about my podcast addiction! https://t.co/rXPMCDR71B
— Pete Cashmore (@petecashmore) March 20, 2017
Peter Cashmore is the founder and CEO of Mashable. This is a top source of information for the connected generation. In 2012, he was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.
Coming in at just 32 years of age, Pete Cashmore is one of the top leading young execs in the United States. He posts about his employees, pop culture and reviews new products of interest to his followers and readers. And a bit about himself too…
Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors
— Mary Barra (@mtbarra) December 7, 2017
Mary Barra, the CEO of General Motors, is a supporter of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. She tweets about that topic often.
She also tweets about women, career, GM customers, GM products, and retweets about GM companies such as Chevrolet.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX
This is nothing. In a few years, that bot will move so fast you’ll need a strobe light to see it. Sweet dreams… https://t.co/0MYNixQXMw
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2017
The CEO (and founder) of both Tesla and SpaceX, Elon shares news from both companies on his Twitter account.
Elon Musk also posts about his children and talks about his personal life. He keeps things from getting stale and boring by tweeting riddles. He even asks for his followers to share their favourites as well.
Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify
Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been, to stand back up taller than you ever were. You have to learn to fight for what YOU believe, not for what everyone else expects. #moodoftheday
— Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) November 8, 2017
Another young gun on the corporate scene, Daniel Ek tweets, retweets and responds about things going on in and around the music world. He also talks about things going on with Apple products. And he is very transparent about his own thoughts and emotions too.
Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed
"We haven't spoken to Jonah but assume he's into it" 🤔 https://t.co/fYsvywvGmQ
— Jonah Peretti (@peretti) October 27, 2017
BuzzFeed is, in case you didn’t know, an internet news source. Jonah tweets about things going on in the office. He also posts about recent BuzzFeed articles. Jonah can be very entertaining to follow!
Aaron Levie, CEO of Box
That moment when you look at the price of bitcoin and think it can’t go any higher so you don’t buy any. Every day. For 4 years straight.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) December 8, 2017
Box is an enterprise cloud storage company. Aaron Levie is one of the company’s co-founders and was one of the finalists in Business Week’s Best Entrepreneurs 25 and Under for 2009. Box was nominated in 2009 as Best Enterprise Startup. By 2010, it was recognised as one of the hottest companies in Silicon Valley.
And that’s it for now…
Whether you are looking to learn the ropes in business, get investing advice or learn more about social media and marketing, the CEOs on this list will help you find your way. Or maybe you just want to find an entertaining new account to follow. Either way, in this list, you will find what you are looking for.
Among these 10 CEOs you should be following on Twitter, there is certainly something for everyone, from personality and business and social media tips, to current events, to riddles and glimpse into their personal lives.
You have everything here from new up-and-comers to the seasoned professionals. You are sure to find the gems of wisdom and personality you are looking for to brighten your Twitter feed and give you something to look forward to when you open up your web browser or load up your Twitter app on your favourite smartphone.