There are famous people and then, there are influential people. The former is just that, famous and well-known. The latter are the people who have helped shaped and inspired our lives. The past decade has seen a number of people who have helped make a difference in this world. Many of them are not even familiar names and their appearance won’t command shrieks from adoring fans. However, all of them have achieved feats that made them worthy of recognition and respect. Everyone has a story and some sense of influence, for more on myself click the following link. Here is a list of some of the most influential people in business and life during the past decade.
Above all these people took a risk and succeeded. They may have had motivational or inspirational issues, but they did not let that get the better of them. They were able to overcome, self-motivate and ultimately welcome success. Before you read these influential stories take a look at this motivational video which will help you get off on the right foot.
1. Mark Zuckerberg
If you don’t know Mark Zuckerberg, it’s likely that you’ve just come out of a cave recently. Zuckerberg is of course the founder and creator of the massive social media behemoth, Facebook. This social media network is the most popular one out there and helped usher the age of social media. As it stands now, Facebook has more than a billion active users.
2. Tim Cook
The past decade also saw the death of one of the most iconic business persons and leader, Steve Jobs. Tim Cook took over as the CEO of one of the largest companies in the world. Under his leadership, Apple has taken to new heights that were previously unseen.
3. Larry Page
Since were on the subject of large companies, you have probably heard of a company called Google. Larry Page brought in the age of the internet where people can search whatever they want on the web. Of course these days, Google does more than just help people search for stuff.
4. Reed Hastings
You may not know his name but you are certainly overly familiar with his product, Netflix. The past decade is when instant streaming has grown legs, and Netflix is pretty much the frontrunner when it comes to that regard. According to a recent study, 50% of Americans now watch Netflix which is nothing short of impressive.
5. Jimmy Wales
When you are researching something on the internet, it is quite possible that you have used Wikipedia as one of your sources. These days, the non-profit and open content encyclopedia is pretty much the standard when looking up facts online. It is Jimmy Wales that made these all possible.
There you go; some people who have helped shaped our modern lives. Any more influential person that you think belong on this list?