With more and more CEOs, big wigs, and entrepreneurs signing up for Twitter every day, you might be wondering whose accounts you should be following and whose are not worth your time. Richard Branson is known to be active on social media posting a wide variety of content. Everything from quotes about life from astronaut Chris Hadfield to photos of Branson enjoying the high life can be found on his Twitter feed. His lively account has earned him nearly 4 million followers. On the other side of the spectrum, however, you'll find Mary Barra. The tweets of the recently appointed GM CEO are few and far between with only 6 tweets posted since her April 6th, 2013 inaugural tweet. As the Soup Nazi might say: Next!

 

Fortunately, Klout, a San Francisco-based social media analysis company has ranked the influence of some of the most popular Twitter accounts out there, rating accounts on a Klout scale of 1-100 using a number of factors like number of followers and retweets.

 

Here are the top 10 most influential CEOs of Twitter according to Klout.

 

 

10. Dennis Crowley @dens

 

Dennis Crowley Twitter

Co-founder and CEO of Foursquare

Klout Score: 83

Followers: 72.3K

Tweets: 37.4K

Crowley was early to the Twitter game, as evidenced by his 4-letter Twitter handle and his nearly 40,000 tweets total. He tweets about his day-to-day life as well as his thoughts on the evolution of social media.

 

 

9. Tim O’Reilly @timoreilly

 

Tim O'Reilly Twitter

CEO of O’Reilly Media

Klout Score: 83

Followers: 1.75M

Tweets: 29K

This Harvard graduate frequently tweets his support of free and open source software as well as business and tech news.

 

 

8. Steve Forbes @SteveForbesCEO

 

Steve Forbes Twitter

CEO of Forbes, Inc.

Klout Score: 84

Followers: 78.3K

Tweets: 4,906

The grandson of B.C. Forbes, founder of Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes’ career has been split between his time in publishing and his foray into politics, having run two unsuccessful bids for the Republican presidential candidacy in 1996 and again in 2000. Forbes’ tweets are centered on business news as well as his favoritism for free markets and small government.

 

 

7. Steve Case @SteveCase

 

Steve Case Twitter

Former CEO of AOL, Chairman of The Startup America Partnership

Klout Score: 85

Followers: 639K

Tweets: 23.6K

The semi-retired entrepreneur tweets about his work with Startup America as well as his social betterment charity, The Case Foundation. He’s passionate about the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and shares the happenings of his latest pro-entrepreneurial initiatives with his Twitter followers.

 

 

6. Kevin Rose @kevinrose

 

Kevin Rose Twitter

Venture Partner at Google Ventures, Co-founder of Digg

Klout Score: 85

Followers: 1.45M

Tweets: 9,361

Named to MIT’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35 list in 2007 thanks to his news aggregator site Digg, Kevin Rose has continued to make a name for himself in the startup world, particularly in the field of venture capital. Rose invested in Twitter, Foursquare, Square, and Facebook, and currently serves a venture partner with Google’s venture capital arm.

 

5. Jack Dorsey @jack

 

Jack Dorsey Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEO of Square, Co-founder of Twitter

Klout Score: 85

Followers: 2.54M

Tweets: 14.4k

The co-founder of Twitter is a frequent tweeter (naturally). His current undertaking is heading Square, the mobile payment solutions company, which he founded in 2009.

 

 

4. Mark Cuban @mcuban

 

Mark Cuban Twitter

CEO of HDNet, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks

Klout Score: 87

Followers: 2.06M

Tweets: 7,999

Mark Cuban isn’t one to shy away from controversial topics. Log onto his twitter page and you’ll find tweets of his opinion on some SEC lawsuits, marijuana use, and student debt. He’s also pretty trigger-happy when it comes to retweeting.

 

 

3. Richard Branson @richardbranson

 

Richard Branson Twitter

Chairman of Virgin Group

Klout Score: 90

Followers: 3.98M

Tweets: 4,852

The founder of everything Virgin has an estimated net worth of US$4.6 billion. To see how the sixth richest man in the United Kingdom spends his days, check out his Twitter feed for pictures, videos, and tweets about his latest exploits.

 

 

2. Rupert Murdoch @rupertmurdoch

 

Rupert Murdoch Twitter

CEO of News Corp and 21st Century Fox

Klout Score: 91

Followers: 489K

Tweets: 1,070

The 82-year-old Australian-American media magnate tweets about politics, family life, and the push for higher quality education for schoolchildren around the world.

 

 

1. Oprah Winfrey @oprah

 

Oprah Winfrey Twitter

CEO of Harpo Productions and The Oprah Winfrey Network

Klout Score: 92

Followers: 23.2M

Tweets: 8,451

Despite the fact that her flagship show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, has been off air since May of 2011, the queen of daytime television’s reign extends far beyond television and into the world of social media, according to Klout. Winfrey’s built a loyal Twitter following thanks to her frequent exchanges with her “Tweethearts” and her interactive approach to social media.

 

 

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