A financial media company known for its market analysis, Benzinga, on Wednesday, listed 10 CEOs from around the world, who one should follow on the social networking website Twitter, of which Anand Mahindra of Mahindra & Mahindra is one of them. Twitter is one of those platforms where thoughts are shared in a concise manner quickly. Along with a lot of usual garbage, one can find a few gems if looked very hard. If one follows the world markets and businesses, it is imperative that the thoughts of CEOs should be counted. The list includes the CEOs who inspire, give ideas and also entertain. About Anand Mahindra, Benzinga said, “U.S. investors may not be familiar with the CEO of Indian auto manufacturing company Mahindra & Mahindra, but Mahindra has 3.4 million followers and received 172,459 re-tweets in 2015.”
While some of the business leaders are in the list because they break company news where as others for their commentary and ideas ranging from world events to corporate actions which impact the world. Anand Mahindra who ranked 10th on the list, is the chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group. Mahindra is one of the more reputed Indian companies and is a market leader in many businesses like tractors, where it is the world’s largest tractor company (by volume). It is also India’s largest multi-brand pre-owned car company, along with being India’s largest vacation ownership company. Anand Mahindra in acknowledgment, had tweeted, “Distinguished company to be in…Not sure I needed the pressure though..!” The others in the list were:
Jack Dorsey (CEO Twitter), the co-founder of Twitter ‘is an obvious place to start’ and also has a cool Twitter handle (@jack). John Legere (CEO T-Mobile) is very active on Twitter and has 2.8 million followers. Elon Musk (CEO Tesla motors) is a man who is hailed as the person who is changing the world. With 4.8 million followers cannot just be ‘traders and shareholders’. “Anyone interested in technology, energy or entrepreneurship shares a fascination with Musk and his innovative and sometimes controversial ideas,” Benzinga said.
Tim Cook (CEO Apple Inc) is not be the ‘most prolific tweeter’ even though he has 3.3 million followers who keep waiting for his words. Richard Branson (CEO Virgin Group) is a very interesting person to follow on Twitter. He tells his 8.1 million followes about his life and what his days are like, running 200 Virgin companies worldwide. Donald Trump (CEO Trump Organization) is as entertaining as it comes. He is the Republican party nominee for the next president of the United States.
Bill Gates (former CEO Microsoft Corporation) is one of the most ‘iconic figure in the tech business’. Amassing 30.1 million followrs, Gates remains very active on the website. Carl Icahn (CEO of Icahn Enterprises) ‘has a history of taking huge positions in stocks and then breaking the news on Twitter’. Mark Cuban (CEO AXS TV) is reportedly, one of the most followed and re-tweetd CEOs.