The 50 Most Influential Networking Tycoons
Bill Gates tops the list with his social graph worth an estimated US$261 billion, which is approximately four times his net worth. Coming in second is former US President, Bill Clinton, whose circle of influence is valued at US$227 billion. Last of the top 50 is Paul Gardner Allen, Chairman of Vulcan and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, with a social graph value of US$82 billion.
Of the top 10, there is a lone female representative, Ms Linda S. Wolf, director of Wal Mart Stores, whose social graph is worth an estimated US$131 billion. The full top 50 list sees female representation at 10%.
American UHNWIs form 72% of the top 50 most influential list. Russian ultra wealthy individuals are second at 12%, followed by Mexican and Chinese UHNWIs at 8% and 4% respectively.