Entrepreneurship is not easy. Which is why you need some inspiration from time to time when you’re forging your own path. Twitter is an excellent resource for inspiration, as you can find entrepreneurs from all over the world, sharing their thoughts, ideas, videos, articles, podcasts, and even some of their favorite tools, books, and strategies.
From Gary Vaynerchuk to Sophia Amoruso, here are 21 Twitter accounts every entrepreneur should follow for inspiration and insights.
21 Best Twitter Accounts for Entrepreneurs
1. Naval Ravikant (TW: @naval)
Naval Ravikant is a Silicon Valley angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and podcaster. He’s founded several companies, including AngelList and Epinions, and invested in over 200 successful companies, including Twitter, Uber, OpenDNS, and Clubhouse.
Naval doesn’t just tweet about business and wealth, but also shares his philosophy on life and happiness. His famous “How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)” tweetstorm is pinned to his Twitter profile and has amassed over 160,000 likes to date. He’s one of the few business people on Twitter who has over a million followers on the platform without following anyone while sporting an empty Twitter bio.
A large portion of his best tweets have been compiled and elaborated on in Eric Jorgenson’s brilliant book The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. If you follow Naval Ravikant on Twitter and are interested to learn more about his philosophy on life, wealth, and happiness, grab a copy today or you could read it for free at navalmanack.com.
Recommended reading: 50 Best Naval Ravikant Quotes to Inspire You
2. Gary Vaynerchuk (TW: @garyvee)
When it comes to the sheer magnitude of content on social media, nobody does it better than serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary Vee’s Twitter timeline is a treasure trove for entrepreneurs.
With over 3.1 million followers, Gary Vee follows his jab, jab, jab, right hook philosophy of social media marketing with a sea of motivational quotes, hustle tips and tactics, snippets of his videos and podcast, and of course, the occasional promotion of his latest business endeavor.
3. Guy Kawasaki (TW: @GuyKawasaki)
Guy Kawasaki is a world-renowned marketing expert, author, and influencer. He was an integral part of Apple’s marketing team and is currently the chief evangelist at Canva, the online design tool.
With more than 1.3 million followers on Twitter, Kawasaki keeps his audience engaged by tweeting frequently on business, marketing, his favorite tools and hacks, and his take on current events.
4. Richard Branson (TW: @richardbranson)
Richard Branson is the enterprising founder of the Virgin Group, best-selling author, philanthropist, and adventurer. Branson has an active Twitter presence with over 12 million followers.
Branson tweets about his latest business endeavors and adventures, tons of motivational content, his views on current events, and shares his thoughts on a wide range of topics ranging from entrepreneurship to wildlife to sports.
5. Arianna Huffington (TW: @ariannahuff)
Arianna Huffington co-founded Huffington Post and is ranked among the most influential women in media by Forbes. In 2014, she published the New York Times best-selling book, Thrive where she makes a compelling case for living a successful life that is not just measured by money and power, but also by well-being, wisdom, and compassion. She’s currently focusing on her new startup Thrive Global where her mission is to end stress and burnout.
Huffington has a huge following on Twitter with almost 3 million followers. She tweets regularly about her take on current affairs, the importance of health and sleep, links to her latest articles, motivational quotes, and about her latest role at Thrive Global.
6. Julian Shapiro (TW: @Julian)
Julian Shapiro is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and growth marketer. He’s the founder of Demand Curve and the creator of Velocity, a web animation engine used by Samsung, Uber, WhatsApp, and more.
Julian deconstructs interesting marketing and business topics on Twitter and shares his learnings along the way. He also shares thought-provoking mental models of useful concepts and techniques. For example, his Twitter thread on “mental model for generating world-class writing” is a must-read for copywriters, entrepreneurs, and marketers.
7. Tim Ferriss (TW: @tferriss)
Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, public speaker, and best-selling author. He’s widely known for his self-help books, including The 4-Hour Work Week which has sold over 1,350,000 copies worldwide, and his podcast where the past guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, LeBron James, Maria Sharapova, Tony Robbins, Malcolm Gladwell, Gary Vaynerchuk, and 300+ more.
Ferriss has over 1.9 million followers on Twitter where he shares snippets from his podcast, motivational tweets, links to his latest blog posts, videos, and frequent retweets of interesting content from his massive entrepreneur network.
8. Sophia Amoruso (TW: @sophiaamoruso)
Sophia Amoruso is the founder and owner of Nasty Gal, an American retailer that specializes in fashion for young women, and the New York Times best-selling author of #GIRLBOSS, her autobiography. The book was adapted into a TV series by Netflix.
Amoruso has over 100,000 followers on Twitter where she shares business advice for women entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs, inspiring quotes, tweets, and her latest work at Girlboss Media.
9. Tony Robbins (TW: @TonyRobbins)
Tony Robbins is a world-renowned life coach, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author. He’s best known for his energetic seminars, speeches, and self-help books such as Awaken the Giant Within, Unlimited Power, and his latest book Unshakeable.
On Twitter, Robbins has over 3 million followers and maintains an active presence by sharing snippets of his seminars and speeches, motivational content, and links to his latest podcast episodes, videos, and blog posts.
10. Mark Cuban (TW: @mcuban)
Mark Cuban is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. He’s also a panelist and investor in the reality TV show Shark Tank where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their idea in hopes of securing investment from one of the “sharks”.
Cuban has over 8.8 million Twitter followers and he keeps his community engaged by sharing business advice, his take on current events, inspiring quotes, and of course, about Shark Tank and Dallas Mavericks.
11. Bill Gates (TW: @BillGates)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d know who Bill Gates is. Gates co-founded Microsoft and held critical positions of chairman, CEO, and chief software architect at the company. Since stepping down from Microsoft in 2014, he’s largely focused on philanthropic activities at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Giving Pledge, which he co-founded with Warren Buffet.
Bill Gates has a massive Twitter following of over 63 million followers. He shares industry insights, favorite books, and his latest philanthropic endeavors.
12. Pat Flynn (TW: @PatFlynn)
Pat Flynn is a professional blogger and entrepreneur, known for the Smart Passive Income blog and podcast.
With more than 165,000 Twitter followers, he shares blogging tips and strategies, inspiring quotes, as well as links to his latest podcast episodes where he’s interviewed several business influencers, including Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, Amy Porterfield, and Gary Vaynerchuk.
13. Barbara Corcoran (TW: @BarbaraCorcoran)
Barbara Corcoran is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and one of the key investors aka “sharks” on the TV show, Shark Tank.
Corcoran has more than 740,000 followers on Twitter, and she keeps her followers engaged by tweeting lots of motivational content, links to her latest podcast episodes, and updates on Shark Tank.
14. Reid Hoffman (TW: @reidhoffman)
Reid Hoffman is an internet entrepreneur, author, and venture capitalist. He’s also the host of Masters of Scale, a popular podcast on entrepreneurship and leadership. He co-founded LinkedIn and was the company’s executive chairman until its acquisition by Microsoft in 2016.
Hoffman tweets regularly on topics such as entrepreneurship, politics, and investing, and occasionally shares industry insights, his take on current events, and inspirational quotes.
15. Eric Ries (TW: @ericries)
Eric Ries is an entrepreneur, blogger, and author, best known for The New York Times best-selling book The Lean Startup.
On Twitter, Ries has over 315,000 followers, and he tweets on topics like startups, the lean startup movement, and entrepreneurship.
16. Daymond John (TW: @TheSharkDaymond)
Daymond John is an entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker, and one of the key judges/”sharks” on Shark Tank.
Daymond has close to 700,000 followers on Twitter and he tweets tons of motivational content for entrepreneurs, business advice, and occasionally promotes Shark Tank.
17. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw (TW: @kiranshaw)
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon, India’s largest biotechnology company. She was ranked among the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes.
Shaw maintains an active presence on Twitter where she has over 1.6 million followers. She tweets frequently on topics like entrepreneurship, the startup ecosystem, biotechnology, education, and occasionally shares her views on current affairs.
18. Hiten Shah (TW: @hnshah)
Hiten Shah is a serial entrepreneur and startup advisor who has started multiple SaaS companies, including KISSmetrics, and CrazyEgg.
To his 270,000+ followers on Twitter, he shares entrepreneurial advice, motivational stuff, and frequently retweets engaging content from his huge network of fellow entrepreneurs and innovators.
19. Andrew Chen (TW: @andrewchen)
Andrew Chen is an entrepreneur, growth hacker, blogger, and startup investor. He’s currently the General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a private venture capital firm. Chen’s newsletter is one of the oldest and most popular business newsletters in the technology space, where he shares essays on startups, growth hacking, metrics, and his take on the hottest news stories from Silicon Valley.
Chen has over 260,000 followers on Twitter, where he shares his latest articles, motivational content and advice for startups, relevant industry news, and curates content on topics such as growth hacking, startup marketing, and investing.
20. Kevin Rose (TW: @kevinrose)
Kevin Rose is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He co-founded Digg, Revision3, and Milk (acquired by Google). He’s one of Bloomberg’s Top 25 Angel Investors and his close friend Tim Ferriss considers him one of the best stock pickers in the startup world. He also frequently appears on Ferriss’ podcast in a series called The Random Show.
Kevin maintains an active presence on Twitter. He has over 1.6 million followers and he tweets about startups, investing, entrepreneurship, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and occasionally shares finance tips and hacks.
21. Larry Kim (TW: @larrykim)
Larry Kim is the founder/CEO of MobileMonkey, one of the most popular chatbot-building platforms, and the founder of WordStream, a PPC marketing software. He’s a frequent contributor to Inc. Magazine and CNBC, and is ranked the 8th most popular author on Medium.
On Twitter, Larry has over 740,000 followers and his tweets cover a broad range of online marketing and startup topics, industry news, and occasional memes.
Business Accounts to Follow on Twitter
In addition to the above accounts, you could also consider following these business accounts to get all the latest industry news and insights.
- Entrepreneur (TW: @Entrepreneur) – Business magazine and website that publishes news stories about entrepreneurship and small business management.
- Fast Company (TW: @FastCompany) – Fast Company is a monthly business magazine published in print and online that focuses on technology, business, and design.
- Forbes (TW: @Forbes) – Forbes is a business magazine that features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.
- HubSpot (TW: @HubSpot) – HubSpot is a company that develops software products for inbound marketing and sales.
- Inc. (TW: @Inc) – Inc. is a weekly magazine and website which publishes about small businesses and startups
- Reuters Business (TW: @ReutersBiz) – The business division of Reuters where you can get the latest and top business news around the world.
- Business Insider (TW: @businessinsider) – Financial and business news website.
- TechCrunch (TW: @TechCrunch) – TechCrunch publishes tech news, analysis of emerging trends in tech, and profiling of new tech businesses and products.
- Harvard Business Review (TW: @HarvardBiz) – Harvard Business Review is a management magazine published by Harvard Business Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University.
If Twitter is your preferred social media platform to share your thoughts and get the latest news and insights on startups, then you need to follow the Twitter accounts featured in this article.
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Editor’s Note: This article was first published on December 8, 2018 and has been updated regularly since then for relevance and comprehensiveness.