GlobalData research has found the top CEO influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Verdict has named ten of the most influential CEOs on Twitter during Q2 2020.
Biggest influencers in CEOs: The top ten in Q2 2020
1. Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Elon Musk is an entrepreneur and industrial designer. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company. He also founded SpaceX, an aerospace and space transportation company, The Boring Company, a construction company, and Neuralink, a neurotechnology firm.
Twitter followers: 37,948,750
Physics favors electric transport, batteries for stationary storage & solar/wind for energy generation
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 27, 2020
2. Tim Cook (@tim_cook)
Tim Cook is an engineer who currently serves as the CEO of Apple Inc., a technology company. Prior to becoming the CEO in 2011, he was the COO of Apple and responsible for managing the company’s supply chain and responses across countries. Tim previously held executive roles in companies such as Compaq and Intelligent Electronics.
Twitter followers: 12,047,447
This year’s #WWDC20 student developers are creating apps that do incredible things like help prepare for pandemics, reduce our carbon footprints and connect victims of sexual assault with resources they need. Amazing to see how they’re dreaming big and changing the world. pic.twitter.com/JfmmecC54P
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 23, 2020
3. Anand Mahindra (@anandmahindra)
Anand Mahindra is an Indian businessman and the chairman of the Mahindra Group, which started as a steel trading business to grow into a multi-national conglomerate operating across industries such as real estate, automotive, and information technology. Anand is also on the board of Invest India, an agency established by the Indian government to showcase investment opportunities in the country.
Twitter followers: 8,073,171
That model looks very cool indeed! @sidpatankar can you connect him to us? I’d love to see if he’s interested in us helping him manufacture these toy models for sale to others. Could compete with imports of such toys if made in larger volumes. https://t.co/aRAEOseglv
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 29, 2020
4. Jack Dorsey (@jack)
Jack Dorsey is a technology entrepreneur and the CEO of Twitter. He is also the CEO of Square, a payments company he co-created with Jim McKelvey. Prior to becoming a technology entrepreneur, Jack was a certified masseur and was interested in the field of fashion design.
Twitter followers: 4,771,873
OUR MASKS ON THEIR WAY! Thanks to a generous $10M donation from @jack, we’re sending MILLIONS of masks to jails & prisons across the country that need them. More than 1M have already been delivered 🙏🏾
— REFORM Alliance (@REFORM) June 22, 2020
5. Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai)
Sundar Pichai is a businessman and the CEO of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google, a technology company. Prior to Google, he worked on various innovation efforts for Google’s consumer products. He was also associated with companies such as Applied Materials and McKinsey.
Twitter followers: 3,146,150
Excited to announce the launch of our new Google Cloud region in Jakarta. Look forward to seeing how Indonesian enterprises and start-ups will use @GoogleCloud to build new businesses and unleash opportunities for people around the world. https://t.co/PAskaoOqbW
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) June 24, 2020
6. Satya Nadella (@satyanadella)
Satya Nadella is the CEO of Microsoft, a computer software and consumer electronics company. Before becoming the CEO, Nadella undertook various leadership roles within the company. Nadella was part of the technology team at Sun Microsystems, a subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, a software company, prior to joining Microsoft.
Twitter followers: 2,269,571
Together with @Adobe, we’re expanding our work with @WBA_Global, applying the power of Dynamics 365 to deliver more engaging and personalized omnichannel experiences for their customers around the world. https://t.co/KSrML0WRuM
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) June 30, 2020
7. Marc Benioff (@Benioff)
Marc Benioff is an entrepreneur who currently serves as the chairman and CEO of Salesforce, a cloud-based software company. He specialises in areas such as corporate social responsibility and information technology. Prior to Salesforce, Benoiff served as senior vice president of Oracle Corporation.
Twitter followers: 1,031,753
We were only dealing with a pandemic; then all of a sudden we we're dealing with an economic crisis. Now, we're in a social & racial crisis & we're in a huge global leadership crisis as well. Join me & @MorenoBID as we discuss the state of the world. https://t.co/vl7DveTclR
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) June 23, 2020
8. Michael Dell (@MichaelDell)
A businessman and philanthropist, Michael Dell serves as the CEO and chairman of Dell Technologies, a computer technology company. Michael has held leadership roles in the past and was the chairman for VMware, a software company, prior to founding Dell.
Twitter followers: 657,335
— Michael Dell (@MichaelDell) June 29, 2020
9. Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal)
Deepinder Goyal is the founder and CEO of Zomato, an online food delivery start-up which he founded with his friend in 2008. Prior to Zomato, Deepinder Goyal worked with Bain and Company as a management consultant.
Twitter followers: 437,939
Earlier today, we launched an initiative to rechristen Zomato Gold to Zomato Pro — and make it a bigger, all-encompassing membership for dining out and food delivery. [1/n] pic.twitter.com/JbbCLZZ6kE
— Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) June 30, 2020
10. Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar)
Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian businessman and founder of mobile payments and financial services company, Paytm. He currently serves as chairman of Paytm Payments Bank, a mobile banking service. He previously held the role of Chairman and CEO at Paytm and other leadership roles in companies such as One97 Communications, a mobile internet company, and Startec Global Systems, a telecommunications provider.
Twitter followers: 386,380
Bold step in the national interest. A step towards Atmanirbhar App ecosystem. Time for the best Indian entrepreneurs to come forward and build the best by Indians, for Indians!
ये है भारत की डिजिटल क्रांति ! 🇮🇳#आत्मनिर्भरभारत
— Vijay Shekhar Sharma (@vijayshekhar) June 29, 2020
This article was updated on 24/08/20 to fix an error that had incorrectly placed Dheeraj Pandey in first position.