The 10 Most Influential People on the Web – 2010

by on May 31, 2010

As the Internet is gaining popularity these days so are the people related to it. Many Internet Enterpreures have got them listed in many top lists across the world, so here we are with the list of top ten Internet celebrities of 2010.

Mark Zuckerberg

The 26 year old guy, best known co-founder of the most popular social networking site in the world. Forbes magazine listed him as the youngest self made billionaire with a personal wealth of $4 billion. Microsoft corp. bought 1.6% stack in Facebook Inc. in 2007 which rocketed the market value of Facebook to a whooping $15 Billion. There is also a movie which has been made on life of Zuckerber, starring Justin timberlake and Jesse eisenberg , which is all set to release this year and the Movie is call The Social Network.

Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt

The combined wealth of all three is approx $40 Billion and to add to that they are responsible for running the worlds most visited search engine Google. There is no doubt that Google is the most powerful invention of the web. Apart from being the search engine king they also own the biggest ad network in form on Adwords, Google also acquired the biggest video website Youtube in 2006 paying more then $1.5 Billion. Since then Google has acquired many companies and they have also tried their hand on Facebook but failed to convince founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Michael Arrington

The founder of Techcrunch, who was selected as one of the most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. He also made an online payment company called Achex, which was later sold to First data corp. for $32 million. Techcrunch which started as a blog has now become a web publication for technology news.

Steve Jobs

The co-founder and chief executive of Apple Inc. Steve is a person with aggressive and demanding personality and with this kind of nature he had been able to take Apple to next level and beat Microsoft  to grab the first position as the biggest tech company.

Matt Mullenweg

The developer of WordPress, world’s most used open source blogging platform. He is a young entrepreneur who is also involved in public speaking. Thanks to his creation that blogging got a new dimension from just being a sub-domain of etc. Today millions of blogs use wordpress as a blogging platform. Some of the most popular websites run on WordPress are Techcrunch, Huffingtonpost, Mashable and more.

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales a well known internet entrepreneur and the co-founder and promoter of Wikipedia. Born in a town named Huntsville, Alabama, Married twice with a daughter from her second wife. This person gave us a very unique website named Wikepedia the online encyclopedia. Which not only made him popular but also has made him enlisted in the list of few self made billionaires and successful people in recent years.

Arianna Huffington

Well this Lady has definitely gathered a lot of controversies against her during her lifetime and success also. A very Influential lady and the co-founder of the well known News Website The HuffingtonPost, who also bagged a no 12 position in Forbe’s first  premiere list of the most influential Women In media. And now after her websites success on the www world she has now become one of the most influential person on World Wide Web.

Craig  Newmark

Craig Alexander Newmark who provided a whole new dimension to the internet Advertising World. His Well Known Creation Named Craiglist. A website that provides free online classified advertisement listing of products, services, jobs and discussion Forums around the world. Started in 1995 the site has made innumerable rounds in news this year with its gaining popularity.  Now with over twenty billion page views per month the site has successfully made its place in the top 50 websites on the World Wide Web. Making Craig a well known Internet Celebrity.

Evan Williams

People might know Him as the CEO of twitter but I will definitely call him the father of blogging. Evan has really contributed a lot to the Internet world and he gave the word blogger to the World Wide Web for the first time. A Born American, he has marked his presence on Internet since many years with some of his outstanding works like Pyra Labs (creator of Weblog and Blogger Software). With his unique contributions and inventions he has made to the top of many Influential People lists around the globe in recent years.

Steve Ballmer

One of the richest people on earth with an estimated wealth of around $15 billion and the CEO Of the Microsoft Corporation since 2000. He is the one who is responsible for all the Microsoft’s activities around the globe making him the top most Influential person on internet undoubtedly. Popular for his extraordinary different Behavior and achievements, he has definitely overpowered Bill gates in the recent years. Media has also tagged him as the man who rules Microsoft in the year 1992, thus making him the most and highly influential person on internet till now and the richest too.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Jay Philips May 31, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Great list.


Scott May 31, 2010 at 6:06 pm

No Matt Drudge? I smell a biased list.


SteveJobs May 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Ballmer is a douche


4Chan May 31, 2010 at 6:17 pm

How do you not include Christopher Poole, aka ‘moot’ in this list? You don’t have to like 4chan, but you can’t ignore it’s impact on internet culture.


Will Turner May 31, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I’m sorry, but where the hell is moot on this list?


arrg May 31, 2010 at 6:21 pm

I think you completely missed the founders of the piratebay.


Mike May 31, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Not a bad list. One note enterpreures is spelled entrepreneurs.


zhora May 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm

microsoft sucks.


Anonymous May 31, 2010 at 7:26 pm

No moot/10


Medisoft May 31, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Where’s Leo LaPorte on this list? Seriously!


Cindy May 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Really? No mention of Chris Poole aka moot?


Auto-Insurance May 31, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Is it bad that I only recognize 3 of them?


Jason May 31, 2010 at 8:04 pm

How is Matt Drudge not on this list?


forge May 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm

ballmer would be nothing without gates and nothing more than a businessman. even seeing balmer listed on here is a disgrace. even as much as i loathe jobs he at least saved apple from sure bankruptcy. what has balmer done besides sign the papers that gates or redmon told him to sign so that things are clear for development.


Anto May 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm

Really, these people are role models for todays aspiring internet entrepreneurs.


honour chick June 1, 2010 at 1:25 am

very interesting list 😉


forex robot June 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article


Aahna June 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

hey just wait even i will be in this list within 3 years, then everyone can see me….


Vaby Tech June 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

i like Steve Ballmer’s attitude


Pearlie Mente June 30, 2010 at 7:14 am

Epic site I’m so glad I stumbled here through my friend’s blog, Going to need to add this one to the blogroll.


Michael Evancho September 20, 2010 at 3:14 am

These are people who made internet getting much more popular than it was before.
they made things easy! These guys knows what they are doing.


Susan November 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

This is my first time on your site and I thought the information you presented was very good. However, as a professional writer and editor, I saw a few problems with the writing. You may want to look into hiring a freelance editor to give your articles the polish they need.


iretire editor November 2, 2010 at 11:18 pm

Thanks a lot Susan, I will consider it for sure.


Lucy Hartlen December 16, 2010 at 8:27 am

I keep listening to the news bulletin lecture about getting boundless online grant applications so I have been looking around for the top site to get one. Could you advise me please, where could i get some?


kapil December 29, 2010 at 12:36 am

thanks to all of u great prople


dinadana March 10, 2011 at 8:18 am

there are in this list for 3 years maybe)


anon March 18, 2011 at 8:27 am

where the hoot is mah moot?


Vic October 11, 2011 at 1:24 am

Wow. Great list of great people. They are putted on this list to serve as inspirations to others.


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Alla September 20, 2011 at 8:14 am

You Sir/Madam are the enemy of consfuion everywhere!


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