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Top 10 Most Influential CEO’s Of 2022

With the likes of Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos making headlines in the daily, Tipalti wanted to discover which CEOs have the most influence on us. 
The study examined social media presence, TV appearances, net worth, fake news claims, and even merchandise to discover the most influential CEOs in 2022.
Introducing the ten most influential CEOs of 2022:

Rank

Name

Company

Twitter Followers

TikTok Views

IMDB Credits

Fake News 

Net Worth ($)

CEO Influencer Score /10

1

Elon Musk

Tesla

106.5m

12.1bn

158

59

$264bn

9.91

2

Bill Gates

Microsoft

60.4m

1.4bn

241

141

$114bn

9.60

3

Jeff Bezos

Amazon

5.2m

2.1bn

93

8

$142bn

9.20

4

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook

0

819.9m

124

21

$55bn

7.86

5

Tim Cook

Apple Inc.

13.6m

65.8m

33

0

$1.5bn

7.72

6

Reed Hastings

Netflix

109.8k

1.7m

16

2

$1bn

7.68

7

Mary Barra

General Motors

64.6k

244

13

0

$169m

5.63

8

James Quincey

Coca-Cola Co

0

33.1k

7

3

$48.7m

5.00

9

Bob Chapek

Walt Disney CO

0

10.1m

18

3

$7.7m

4.78

10

Karen Lynch

CVS Health

5.9k

131.1k

0

0

$25.6m

4.69

Elon Musk has been crowned as our most influential CEO with a near-perfect score of 9.91 out of 10. He has been incredibly successful as the CEO of Tesla since earning the job in 2008, and he just purchased Twitter.
Only two woman feature in the top 10 list of most influential CEOs; Mary Barra, who ranks 7th, and Karen Lynch, who ranks 10th. 
Further study insights:
  • Most CEOs on our list are in the technology sector, with Microsoft, Apple, and Facebook founders all in the top 5. 
  • Elon Musk had the most fan-created merchandise, returning over 25,000 results when searching for his name. He also has a perfect social media score of 10 out of 10, as he has the most followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok.
  • Bill Gates has the most TV appearances, with 241 IMDB credits. Over half of these credits are from talk show appearances and news interviews, where Gates was featured as a guest. Gates also has by far the fakest news claims associated with his name at 141. 

You can dig further into the data here
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This article was sourced from a media release sent by Emily Boswell of Digitaloft