Twitter, like most social media sites, can either be an enormous time waste or a great resource – it just depends on how you use it. Twitter gives people the chance to follow and interact with not only their friends and family, but also celebrities, authors, motivational gurus, and my personal favorite, entrepreneurs. If you know who to follow, you can pick up interesting stories and amazing advice every single day from people who are already at where you’d like to go.
That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 28 entrepreneurs you should follow on Twitter.
The billionaire chairman and founder of Virgin Group, Richard Branson’s Twitter feed is a great source of entrepreneurial advice. He also tweets interesting articles with the hashtag, #readbyrichard.
Mark Suster is an American entrepreneur, angel investor and investment partner at GRP Partners. He is a prominent blogger in the startup venture capital world and mentor at Techstars. Mark Suster’s Twitter links to his useful blog posts on “Both Sides Of The Table,” often engaging with responses.
James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has founded or cofounded over 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr. He has published 11 books, and is a frequent contributor to publications including The Financial Times, TheStreet.com, TechCrunch, Seeking Alpha and The Huffington Post. His blog is also worth checking out –
Alexis Ohanian is probably best known for co-founding the social news website reddit – (the best subreddits) – but he also helped launch travel search website hipmunk.com, and starting social enterprise breadpig.com. He tweets often about both the business and the tech world.
Darren Hardy is a businessman, author, private equity investor, keynote speaker, corporate advisor, and the publisher and founding director of SUCCESS Magazine. He tweets interesting stories and quotes about success and motivation.
Robin Sharma is an entrepreneur and author of The Leader Who Had No Title. He often tweets about success and motivation.
Guy Kawasaki is an author, speaker, investor and business advisor. He was one of the Apple employees originally responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984. He was also a co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures and a news aggregation site called Alltop. He tweets very frequently about a wide range of topics.
Pat Flynn is a former architect who after being fired, decided to build a lifestyle based on internet income. He is an internet marketer, eBook publisher, he runs a successful podcast, and has a very successful blog in which he tells you how to follow in his footsteps at smartpassiveincome.com
Jack Dorsey is a web developer and businessman widely known as the creator of Twitter and as the founder and CEO of Square. Jack tweets often about a wide range of topics.
Robert Kiyosaki is an investor, entrepreneur, financial education advocate, and author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. He’s turned Rich Dad into a mini empire, and tweets about life, business, success, and motivation.
Tech veteran turned entrepreneurship professor, he teaches his Lean Launchpad techniques at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley and Columbia University. He also regularly tweets his blog posts.
Sean Gardner is a very active Twitter user and posts on a wide range of subjects. Most of his tweets are business, success, and motivation related.
Chris Anderson is the founder and head of the TED Talks conferences. He tweets irregularly, but shares interesting content and ideas worth spreading.
Darren Rowse is a blogger, speaker, consultant and founder of several blogs and blog networks, most well known for problogger.net. He shares tips and advice about how to make money online in the blogging world.
Rand Fishkin is the CEO of SEOmoz, a search optimization and Internet marketing firm. His tweets are primarily about SEO, marketing, and startups.
Tim Ferriss is the author of #1 NY Times bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Chef, and The 4-Hour Body. He is best known for teaching lifestyle design in both health and business, and has a blog worth checking out at fourhourworkweek.com.
Kevin Rose is a tech entrepreneur who co-founded Revision3, Digg, Pownce, and Milk. He is a venture partner at Google Ventures and tweets primarily about tech startups.
Anthony “Tony” Robbins is an American success coach, professional speaker, actor, self-help author, and entrepreneur. His tweets are usually motivational and inspiring in nature.
One of the more intriguing people on this list, Gary Vaynerchuk is the owner of Wine Library TV, and is kind of the king of Twitter from what I can tell. He’s used his social media presence to not only help his business ventures, but also to become an author, speaker, and consultant. His tweets are wide ranging, and he’s very interactive with his followers.
Yaro is a professional blogger and also has a great website at entrepreneurs-journey.com. He wrote a great blogging blueprint for anyone trying to figure out how to blog successfully, does interviews with other entrepreneurs, and tweets many helpful links full of advice for bloggers and internet marketers.
Managing director of First Round Capital, Josh Kopelman is a veteran internet entrepreneur and VC investor. His tweets can be helpful to anyone looking for help with a startup.
In addition to being a co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams is also the creator of blogger.com and medium.com. He posts on a wide range of interesting subjects and links to great articles.
Craigslist founder Craig Newmark tweets articles and blog posts from craigconnects also frequently interacts and retweets his followers.
Serial entrepreneur and investor, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and star of television series Shark Tank, Mark Cuban regularly retweets articles and user posts to his nearly 2 million followers.
Eric Knopf’s stream of small business advice makes his tweets a must-read for entrepreneurs.
Author and entrepreneur Jonathan Fields uses Twitter to interact with his followers and share relevant reading material.
Entrepreneur-turned-investor at Lowercase Capital, Sacca has a prolific Twitter base of 1.4 million followers. He shares pertinent articles and musings.
Derek Sivers is the founder of CD Baby and frequent TED talk speaker – (Derek Sivers Ted talk on staying motivated) – Derek Sivers tweets irregularly but does respond to interactions.