We have formulated this article to present the top most influential people of the world in 2021. From savvy businessmen to social media wizards, these people have earned their titles through hard work combined with their visceral personalities.
From launching into an online world of social presence to a year of surviving a global pandemic, numerous online businesses have launched, and the people behind these success stories are listed below.
Social media is an essential tool for marketing, and the people in this article have harnessed its power; but they are also helping others do the same through thousands of online business programs, bestselling books and hours of podcast insight. Younger generations are more devoted than ever to fill the shoes of these influencer’s, as they pass their knowledge on and insight to people on a mass scale. These people bring a new meaning to the definition of influencer, they inspire and guide, and lead in their own ways to make the world a better place.
From the success of the Collison brothers’ online payment processor Stripe, to the global win of Eric Yuan’s Zoom, the world is more connected and more inclusive than ever.
Take a look into the most successful people in America and the impact they have had on the world.
- Patrick and John Collison
In early 2010, the Collison brothers started working on Stripe together. The company is an online payment processing system, and it is one of the success stories it is, because of Patrick and John’s ability to foresee the Internet’s power. They have shaped the way that e-commerce and online marketplaces now operate with their payment systems, and have gained trust from millions of online users. As of March 2021, Stripe has a new $95 billion valuation, giving the founder’s, Patrick and John, a collected wealth of $23 billion.
- Gary Vaynerchuk
If there is one name that pops up into anyone’s mind when asked about a successful business mogul, it’s Gary Vee. His influence has reached every age range, every platform, and every screen. He expanded his father’s wine company by utilizing the Internet, which he foresaw would be the path of future business. His influence in digital marketing and social media has changed the way most people look and use their platforms. Estimated to have a $200 million net worth, Gary Vee, however takes the crown at being a social media wizard. By advocating hard work, persistence, and motivation, Gary has amassed an astronomical following of millions.
- Eric Yuan
The founder and CEO of Zoom needs only little introduction. Surpassing $12 billion since last March, Yuan now ranks amongst the richest people in America. Even before the pandemic, Yuan was an advocate for working from home, as he wanted to spend more time with his kids and talk to his long-distance girlfriend. Working 18 hours a day at Zoom, he is a savvy businessman who remains yet humble as he declines to personally comment on his net worth. The $35 billion video conferencing empire grew exponentially over the last 2 years, and is now worth more than Lyft and Pinterest.
- Grant Cardone
Few people successfully cover more than one field the way Grant Cardone does. From sales, leadership, real estate, investing, entrepreneurship, to finance; there are many areas that Cardone has established his mark. Renowned speaker and marketing trainer, Cardone’s work speaks for himself. He is the bestselling author of the 10X Rule, creator of 21 bestselling business programs, and author of seven sales books. He owns seven privately held companies and is the founder of The 10X Growth Conference, the world’s largest business conference. His net worth as of 2021 is $300 million.
- Ken Joslin
Owner of the Ken Joslin Team & the GROW STACK DRIVE brand, Ken is a 10X Master Coach, Grant Cardone Licensee, and real estate professional. Ken Joslin is a driven leader who has closed over $250 million in real estate transactions. He is passionate about helping business professionals Build Confidence, Gain Clarity & Create Community.
- Tai Lopez
Arguably one the most successful modern day Internet guru’s, Tai Lopez, has a net worth of $60 million. The entrepreneur rose to fame with his quest for the ‘Good Life’, and he has brought along people for the ride, as a mentor. Tai discovered his entrepreneurial spirit unintentionally through selling lemonade as a kid, but his popularity exploded with his “67 Steps Program”. In it, Lopez teaches people how to live life beyond just personal profit. He has since created a podcast, and has a YouTube Channel that has surpassed 1 million subscribers.
- Michael Robinson
Michael Robison – 40 – known as Mr. Clubhouse, Michael is a serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor and strategic consultant. He is focused on helping companies become focused and aligned around a solid culture and leadership structure. Michael helps entrepreneurs align with the right funding, partnerships and building a great team. You can learn more at www.misterclubhouse.com
- Alisha Schenk
Alisha Schenck is an entrepreneur, marketing consultant and investor. She helps businesses and brands scale to 7, 8 & 9 figures with high-impact strategy, funnels and traffic. She has received numerous awards, recognition and accolades from industry leaders such as ClickFunnels and Russell Brunson. Her company can be found on www.alishaschenck.com for all of her latest work.
- Lyann Nguyen
Lyann Nguyen is an entrepreneur, speaker, technologist, and social media personality. Lyann is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of ReCredit, a full-service credit technology company. ReCredit has helped thousands of clients improve their credit and obtain various financing. She is extremely devoted to developing new technologies that propel the credit technology and create disruption.
- Inventor with 3 patents on money transfer system
- Developed proprietary software to help with FICO score
- Known as the ‘Credit Ninja’ on social media, IG, Tik Tok, and Clubhouse
- Adam Miguest
As the founder of Rapid Launch Media, Adamm Miguest has marked his stamp on the up and coming top influencers. Music plays a huge part in how social media is now perceived, especially with the immense upward scale of TikTok. Miguest wanted to help artists and record labels showcase their music on social media, and in doing so, he helped artists rank on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Through TikTok campaigns, Rapid Launch accelerates the artists success, from a few followers to having 50 million streams and a record label. Although a niche subject, the impact of music and social media is intertwined, and thanks to Adamm Miguest, worth the attention.