Learning from successful people is really a no-brainer. Although it is impossible to exactly duplicate another person’s success, you can glean some valuable principles that can work for anyone. Here is a list of some favorites we recommend following, including a few personal friends.
Richard Bransonhttps://twitter.com/richardbranson
Richard is the founder of Virgin Group, and he uses social media to share his strategies for success, business tips, motivational quotes, and images of his work-hard, play-hard lifestyle. Richard Branson is the No. 2 influencer on LinkedIn after Bill Gates, and has more than 12 million followers on Twitter. The images of Branson’s adventures on Instagram will inspire you to work harder, so you can afford your own great experiences. Enjoy this great article on how to become the next Branson.
Ali Brownhttps://twitter.com/AliBrown
Ali is a business coach and host of the Glambition (Glamorous + Ambition) Radio podcast and has been called the “Entrepreneurial Guru for Women.” She offers advice on how to grow a business and be successful to her more than 200,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter, at the website Ali Brown and through her podcast. On social media, Brown plugs her podcasts, highlights her clients’ success stories and shares interesting and inspirational articles about entrepreneurship.
Dennis Crowleyhttps://twitter.com/dens
Dennis is the co-founder of Foursquare, the location intelligence company. He gives followers a peek into his daily life on Twitter and Instagram, and his posts show that success hasn’t gone to his head. In fact, Dennis is one of those successful people who live like the average Joe. For example, he tweets about how he walks to work and watches soccer games on TV with his daughter. Plus, Crowley shares useful articles and his insights on technology.
Mark Cubanhttps://twitter.com/mcuban
Mark Cuban boasts over 7 million followers on Twitter, so it’s obvious that plenty of people consider him one of the best entrepreneurs to follow on social media. The self-made billionaire tweets his insights about business and technology, shares articles about entrepreneurship, explains how he achieved his success, and keeps followers updated on the NBA team he owns, the Dallas Mavericks. His Instagram pictures are inspiring because they show that the businessman leaves plenty of time for family. Plus, he offers tons of inspirational quotes, such as, “I’m always afraid of failing. It’s great motivation to work harder.”
Ryan Holmeshttps://twitter.com/invoker
It’s only logical that the founder and CEO of the platform that helps people manage multiple social media networks, Hootsuite, is someone you should follow socially. Ryan Holmes has more than 1.5 million followers on LinkedIn and is a Top 10 influencer. Holmes shares insights about social media, technology, entrepreneurship and running a business on LinkedIn and Twitter. In one LinkedIn post, he wrote, “Business lost can prove just as valuable as business won.”
Sallie Krawcheckhttps://twitter.com/SallieKrawcheck
Women and men alike looking to advance their careers and achieve success should follow Sallie on LinkedIn and Twitter. She’s the CEO of Ellevest, an investing platform for women, and chairman of Ellevate Network, a global professional women’s network. A Top 10 LinkedIn influencer, Sallie writes about closing the gender money gap, offers career advice for women and shares lessons she’s learned as an entrepreneur. In a recent post, she wrote, “Women don’t need to be ’empowered.’ (Definition of empower: to be given power.) We have power: economic, financial and social power. It’s a question of how, and for what causes, we choose to use it. We can’t wait to see how you, and other women, use that power in 2018.”
Tony Robbinshttps://twitter.com/TonyRobbins
Tony is one of the top entrepreneurs to follow on social media. The best-selling author and life and business strategist has over 3 million followers on Twitter and LinkedIn and more than 2 million on Instagram. His Facebook page boasts more than 3.3 million likes. Tony’s social media pages include motivational quotes and tips to help people succeed in business and life. Recently, he said, “Not everyone is born a leader, but anyone can become one.” Get his recent book: Unshakeable – Your Financial Freedom Playbook.
Kathleen Kruegerhttps://twitter.com/kkruegerwriter
Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, blogger, and writer Kathleen Krueger is one of this writer’s personal mentors in the writing and entrepreneurial pursuit. Her new Facebook group Living the Freelance Writing Lifeis growing every day and provides great insights into the freelancing life. Kathleen’s personal websiteopens the door into her spiritual and business insights that she puts into practice every day. Also, ask about her book, The Fast Track to Freelance Success Onlineand her online course, Clone Yourself 101.
Leah Kalamakishttps://twitter.com/leahkalamakisand https://twitter.com/theftfp
Web designer, popcorn lover, and founder of the Freelance To Freedom® Project, Leah created her business to help people get past fears and preconceptions and grow a freelance business way beyond what they think is possible so they can find freedom and live life on their own terms. Follow her digital nomad journey in her FTF Facebook group as she currently travels and works throughout Thailand.
Who are your favorite entrepreneurs? Who would you recommend our readers follow? Post their contact information in the comments below.

About the Author: Donna Amos

I believe you can achieve anything you truly want to achieve. “It might sound trite, but time and time again, I’ve seen it happen with my clients. They overcome the fear of exposing themselves to the possibility of failure to creating profitable exciting businesses. My clients do great work, and sometimes it only takes someone else believing in them to give them the confidence to step out and take the chance.”