• SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, is the CEO the world is ‘most curious’ about, according to a new study that measures the average monthly search volume for terms related to entrepreneurship.
• American business tycoon and co-founder of software giant Microsoft, Bill Gates, ranked in second.
• Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ranked in third.
Elon Musk is the CEO the world is most curious about; a new study has found, with almost 11 million monthly search volume, followed by Bill Gates, with 2 million searches and Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, with 1.9 million.
The new research, conducted by online trading experts InvestinGoal, analysed Google Keyword Planner data to determine which entrepreneurs’ people from around the world are most interested in. After devising a list of more than 300 of the world’s most prominent CEO’s, the study combined five common search terms related to entrepreneurship to reveal the average monthly search volume for entrepreneurs over the past twelve months. The businesspeople were then ranked from highest to lowest.
The Top 5 Entrepreneurs people are most curious about
1. Elon Musk (10,754,200.0 Average Monthly Search Volume)
Elon Reeve Musk (born June 28, 1971) is a business magnate, investor, and visionary entrepreneur. He is known for his involvement in various influential companies and his pursuit of ambitious technological advancements. Musk is the founder, CEO, and chief engineer of SpaceX, an aerospace manufacturer and space transportation company. He is also an angel investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle and clean energy company. In addition, he serves as the owner and CEO of Twitter, Inc., the founder of the Boring Company, a tunnel construction company, and the co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI, which focus on neurotechnology and artificial intelligence research, respectively. Musk is the president of the philanthropic Musk Foundation, through which he supports various causes.
As of May 2023, Elon Musk is recognized as the second-wealthiest person globally, according to both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes’s Real Time Billionaires list. The majority of his wealth is derived from his ownership stakes in Tesla and SpaceX, with estimates of his net worth ranging from around $167 billion (according to Bloomberg) to $176.2 billion (according to Forbes).
2. Bill Gates (2,079,675.0 Average Monthly Search Volume)
William Henry Gates III, born October 28, 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, and the principal founder of Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO, and chief software architect, while also being the largest individual shareholder until May 2014.
He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella. Gates was the first on the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans from 1993 to 2007 and the first on the list of billionaires from 1995 to 2007, with 58 billion US dollars.
3. Jeff Bezos (1,998,241.7 Average Monthly Search Volume)
Jeffrey Preston Bezos, commonly known as Jeff Bezos, is an American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, and commercial astronaut. He is best known as the founder, executive chairman, and former president and CEO of Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce and cloud computing company. Born on January 12, 1964, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bezos was raised in Houston and Miami. He displayed a strong interest in science and technology from an early age.
In late 1994, Bezos founded Amazon as an online bookstore operating out of his garage. From its humble beginnings, the company grew rapidly and expanded its offerings to include a wide range of e-commerce products and services. Today, Amazon is not only the largest online sales company but also the largest Internet company by revenue. It has revolutionized the retail industry and transformed the way people shop worldwide.
With his incredible success and wealth, Bezos has garnered numerous accolades and recognition. He was named the “richest man in modern history” in 2018 when his net worth reached $150 billion. He consistently ranks among the wealthiest individuals globally, holding the top spot on both the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes’ list of billionaires for several years. In 2020, Bezos’ net worth exceeded $200 billion.
4. Mark Zuckerberg (1,698,675.0 Average Monthly Search Volume)
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American business magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is widely recognized as the co-founder of the social media platform Facebook and the executive chairman, CEO, and controlling shareholder of Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc.).
Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004 while attending Harvard University with his roommates. Originally limited to select college campuses, the platform quickly expanded and gained popularity, reaching one billion users in 2012. Zuckerberg took the company public in 2012 and became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire at the age of 23 in 2007. He has utilized his wealth to establish the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization focused on various causes.
Throughout his career, Zuckerberg has garnered significant influence and recognition. He has been listed among the most influential people in the world multiple times and was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 2010. His impact in the technology industry led to his inclusion on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Powerful People and the Forbes 400 list of wealthiest Americans.
5. Bernard Arnault (1,287,511.7 Average Monthly Search Volume)
Bernard Arnault is a prominent French businessman and art collector, widely recognized as one of the wealthiest individuals in the world. Born on March 5, 1949, in Roubaix, France, Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, the world’s largest luxury goods conglomerate.
Arnault’s most notable achievement came in 1984 when he acquired the struggling luxury brand, Christian Dior. Under his leadership, Dior experienced a remarkable resurgence and became one of the most influential and profitable fashion houses globally. This success laid the foundation for his future endeavours in the luxury industry.
With his immense wealth and influence, Bernard Arnault has garnered significant recognition and accolades throughout his career. He has consistently been listed among the world’s wealthiest individuals and has received numerous honours for his contributions to the luxury industry and the arts. In 2022, Bernard Arnault made history by becoming the first European to claim the coveted top spot on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s wealthiest individuals, surpassing Elon Musk who now ranks second.
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