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Most Influential CEOs And Business Leaders To Follow On Twitter, 2016

It shouldn’t come as surprise that top chief executive officers (CEOs) and business leaders at the world’s biggest companies are using Twitter more than ever.  Fortunately, there a number of prominent CEOs and business leaders, who have made Twitter part of their daily routine and share compelling content from their personal and professional lives. Follow them on Twitter to learn how many successful business leaders are using this “new corporate communications” opportunity. You can learn a great lesson and start to use Twitter to engage with your own clients, co-workers or network too, whether or not you are a CEO.

Below are my recommendations for the world’s most influential CEOs and business leaders that you should consider following on Twitter:

NameAboutTwitter handle
Richard BransonVirgin Group@richardbranson
Elon MuskSpaceX and Tesla@elonmusk
Jack DorseyTwitter@jack
Bill GatesMicrosoft@BillGates
Rupert MurdochNews Corp and 21st Century Fox@rupertmurdoch
Marc BenioffSalesforce@Benioff
Jeff BezosCEO of Amazon.com@jeffbezos
Anand MahindraMahindra@anandmahindra
Tim CookApple@tim_cook
John LegereT-Mobile@JohnLegere
Jeff WeinerLinkedIn@jeffweiner
Sundar PichaiGoogle@sundarpichai
Michael DellDell@michaeldell
Steve ForbesChairman & Editor-In-Chief, Forbes Media @steveforbesceo
Ralph LaurenRalph Lauren@RalphLauren
Meg WhitmanHP Inc@megwhitman
Larry EllisonOracle@larryellison
Jeff ImmeltGE@jeffimmelt
Michael RapinoLive Nation Entertainment@rapino99
John DonahoePayPal@donahoe_john
Mike JacksonAutoNation Inc@CEOMikeJackson
Alex MolinaroliJohnson Controls@amolinaroli
Ginni RomettyIBM@GinniRometty
Mary BarraGeneral Motors@mtbarra
Dick CostoloTwitter@dickc
Eric SchmidtGoogle@ericschmidt
Marissa MayerYahoo@marissamayer
Warren BuffettBerkshire Hathaway@WarrenBuffett
Brian Krzanich Chief Executive Officer of Intel@bkrunner
Greg BrownChairman & CEO Motorola Solutions@gregbrownmoto
Aaron LevieBox@levie
Hikmet ErsekWestern Union Company@westernunionCEO
Ryan HolmesHootSuite@invoker
Jonah PerettiBuzzFeed@peretti
Jack SalzwedelAmerican Family Mutual Insurance Group@amfamjack
Mark T. BertoliniAetna@mtbert
Brian HalliganHubSpot@bhalligan
Angela Ahrendts Apple, She was the CEO of Burberry@AngelaAhrendts
Jeff JoerresManpower Group@manpowergroupjj
Bill McDermottCEO of SAP@BillRMcdermott
Martha StewartCEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia@MarthaStewart
Tory BurchFounder, Designer & CEO@toryburch
Susan WojcickiYouTube CEO @susanwojcicki
Cenk UygurThe Young Turks (TYT) Network@cenkuygur
Gary VaynerchukCEO of VaynerMedia@garyvee
Al RokerAl Roker Entertainment Inc@alroker
Mark PincusChairman and founder Zynga @markpinc
Kevin RoseGoogle Ventures@kevinrose
Tim O'ReillyFounder and CEO, O'Reilly Media@timoreilly
Adam D'AngeloCEO of Quora@adamdangelo
Chuck RobbinsCisco CEO@ChuckRobbins
Yuanqing YangChairman and CEO of Lenovo@Yuanqing_Lenovo
Elizabeth HolmesFounder and CEO Theranos@eholmes2003
Hans VestbergCEO at Ericsson@hansv_ericsson
Karl-Thomas NeumannOpel CEO@kt_neumann
Evan SpiegelCEO Snapchat@evanspiegel
Bernard J.TysonChairman & CEO of Kaiser Permanente@bernardjtyson
Reed HastingsCEO Netflix@reedhastings
Paul PolmanCEO of Unilever@paulpolman
Travis KalanickCEO Uber@travisk
Sachin BansalFlipkart@_sachinbansal
Blake IrvingCEO of GoDaddy@blakei
Indra Nooyi CEO of Pepsi@indranooyi
Rod BeckstromCEO of ICANN@rodbeckstrom
Eugene KasperskyChairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab@e_kaspersky
Vince McMahonChairman & CEO of WWE, Inc
Andrew PennCEO of Telstra@andy_penn
Holly RansomEmergent@hollyransom
Jason KillensCEO of SA Anbulance@jasonkillens
Mark Woodland Myxplor @markawoodland
Brendon Gale Richmond Football Club (AFL)@brendongale25
Frank Quinlan Mental Health Australia@frankgquinlan
Kon Karapanagiotidis Asylum Seeker Resource Centre @kon__k
Pip Marlow Microsoft Australia@pipms
Michael Ebeid SBS@michaelebeid
Andrew Fagan Adelaide Football Club (ALF)@fages1
Todd Greenberg NRL@todd_greenberg
Michael Carr-Gregg The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre@mcg58
Mark Bouris The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre@markbouris
Tony Pignata Sydney Football Club (A-League)@tpignata9
Martin Dougiamas Moodle @moodler
Deidre Willmott Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA@cci_ceo
Tim Costello World Vision Australia @timcostello
Cassandra Goldie ACOSS @cassandragoldie
Jan OwenFoundation for Young Australians@JanOwenAM
Julian Plummer Midwinter @julian_plummer
Eric HirshbergActivision Publishing@erichirshberg
Mark T. BertoliniChairman & CEO at Aetna@mtbert
Omar IshrakMedtronic @MedtronicCEO
Jack SalzwedelCEO & President of American Family Mutual Insurance Company @AmFamJack
David K. LenhardtPetSmart@dklenhardt
Jonas PrisingManpowerGroup@JonasPrising
Walter BettingerCharles Schwab@WaltBettinger
Bruce D. BroussardHumana@BruceDBroussard
Assaad W. Razzouk Group Chief Executive Officer of Sindicatum Sustainable Resources@AssaadRazzouk
Tony FernandesAirAsia@tonyfernandes
Kai-Fu LeeChina's Innovation Works@kaifulee
Brian CheskyHospitality exchange service Airbnb@bchesky
Satya NadellaMicrosoft @satyanadella
Ash AshutoshCEO at Actifio@ashashutosh

Please join me by congratulations the most influential social CEOs on Twitter for 2016.

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