If you want to know what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in today's market, there's no better resource than the individuals who have done it themselves. With this in mind, every aspiring business owner should be following some of today's most established entrepreneurs on Twitter to get a feel for how they live their lives, run their businesses, and use social media to their advantage.
Here are 8 top entrepreneurs you should be following on Twitter:
1. Gary Vaynerchuk
This best-selling author is one of the most-followed entrepreneurs on social media and for good reason.Gary Vaynerchuk runs VaynerMedia and is an established worldwide entrepreneur. He has a new book out called Ask GaryVee that helps others learn how to find success in today's market. A bonus for Twitter followers? He also uses social media to teach entrepreneurs.
2. Grant Cardone
The New York Times best-selling author and motivational speaker Grant Cardone runs Cardone University and has a huge presence on Twitter, which makes him very fun to follow. He also has strong Facebook and Instagram followings and does live streams on Periscope. One of Cardone's biggest claims to fame is that he owns the investment company Cardone Acquisitions, which has bought and sold more than $500 million of real estate.
3. Ramon Ray
Ramon Ray is the founder of the acclaimed entrepreneurship blog SmartHustle.com. He speaks around the world on topics of marketing and entrepreneurship. As the publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine,he knows a thing or two about finding success in today's market. Follow him on Twitter and you'll receive nuggets of knowledge on what it takes to make it. His website's motto is "Fun. Informative. High Energy!" and that is the experience his tweets deliver as well.
4. Daymond John
Many people today know Daymond John for his work on the hit television show Shark Tank. But John is not only a reality television star. He is the founder and president of FUBU, the wildly popular American clothing line. If you follow him on Twitter, chances are you will not only be entertained by the charismatic entrepreneur, but you will also gain some insight into what it means to be an in-demand entrepreneur in today's market. Often called one of the hardest working people in the industry today, John makes television appearances, writes best-selling books, invests in new ventures, and travels the world as a motivational speaker.
5. Murray Newlands
Murray Newlands isn't just the best-selling author of Online Marketing: A User's Manual and a world-renowned motivational speaker. He is also the co-founder of Due. He has more than 800,000 followers on Twitter, who tune in not only to hear his words of wisdom, which often include motivational quotes, but also to watch his videos, which frequently address how to create financial freedom.
6. Richard Lorenzen
Richard Lorenzen is an entrepreneur, speaker, and investor. Currently the CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, a public relations firm in New York City, Lorenzen is best known for starting his first online company in high school. He speaks on entrepreneurship across the country and has been featured in Forbes, Fox News, and the Huffington Post.
7. Shama Hyder
Shama Hyder is the founder and CEO of Marketing Zen, a best-selling author, and one of the"30 Under 30" of both Forbes and Inc. magazine. Known as the queen of social media, Hyder has really earned that title--just follow her Twitter account to see first-hand how engaging, professional, informative, and entertaining a single Twitter handle can be.
8. Timothy Sykes
Timothy Sykes first became famous as a teenage stock trader who turned roughly $12,000 in bar mitzvah money into more than $4 million. Now, at the age of 35, he runs one of the most successful online academies for aspiring traders and has become a powerful force on social media for his educational and motivational content. Not only is Sykes an influencer on Twitter, but he also has an Instagram following that is more than 650,000 strong.