A new year is right around the corner, and so is a hot new crop of online influencers that bedazzled every follower's social media newsfeed. Here are ten influencers, in no particular order of preference, that made waves in 2021 and will surely make an even bigger splash in 2022. If you want to know why these individuals are on the radar, head over to their social media pages to find out.
Milton "Todd" Ault III
The chairman of three companies, including two he founded, Todd Ault is a Wall Street powerhouse. What truly makes him unique is his "no holds barred" approach to the financial industry. Ault's strategies have even been described as disruptive, which suits this maverick who prides himself on a unique business style and perspective. And having spent more than three decades as a Wall Street insider, Ault is a true authority in his field.
The definition of a self-made individual, Peter Triantos founded a condiment company that went from $0 to 8 figures and earned a spot among Australia's top 10 condiment manufacturers. Crediting his success to what he calls a "relentless" mindset, Triantos never gave up on his dream thanks to a near-insatiable thirst for life, practical habits, and a positive attitude. His mantra is that success is created because actions follow thoughts, and he brings this to his passion for building businesses and people.
This self-proclaimed "queen of workouts" has 2 million Instagram followers and offers intense exercise videos for the home or gym. Alexia Clark's transformative fitness programs are built around exercise, nutrition, and support as this trifecta delivers the true lifestyle change needed to get the physique you want. Already an inspiring figure, Alexia underwent a very difficult health scare in early 2021 as she was diagnosed with cecal volvulus and had 17 inches of her intestines removed. She shared her recovery online, including how she got back in pre-surgery shape. Alexia is a living testament of just how resilient the human body is, and she uses her personal experience to share this message.
It is rare for an actor to quit the industry when in peak demand, but that is what Jason Luv did to focus on his social media accounts. And that is not the only thing this former adult star has been working on, as he is a bodybuilder, musician, and entrepreneur. Luv engages his followers by giving life advice, spilling secrets of the movie industry, and offering stellar information on money management, including investment. Oh, Jason Luv also owns one of the biggest production companies and model management agencies in Latin America.
Megan Guthrie is a 21st century Renaissance woman. She is a video creator, a tech enthusiast when she studies the new crypto meets gaming platforms, has great comedic chops, and is an up-and-coming performer in the acting and music worlds. She is also a passionate advocate against the sexual exploitation of underage individuals after private images of her were stolen in a hack and leaked online. Only 17 when these images hit the web, Guthrie could only stand by and watch as this personal material broke Reddit records and trended on PornHub while becoming profile pics of users for months to come. Guthrie refused to be a victim as the situation empowered her to stand up against online harassment and cyberbullying. She reclaimed her online presence and bodily autonomy by launching an OnlyFans account in October of 2020.
This visionary entrepreneur is the CEO of top digital marketing agencies Digital Nod & Facilius. A former investment banker, Karishhma Mago, used her background in business development and client relationship management to create a new experience in a crowded industry. Today, her companies are among the upper echelons of online marketers with over 700 clients worldwide. What sets Karishhma's companies apart: building the same stellar relationship with your employees as your clients. Not to mention she offers her 111,000 Instagram followers great wisdom and inspiration with her frequent posts!
An Argentinian investor and serial entrepreneur, Brian Condenanza invests in startups and companies working in emerging industries, such as digital assets, fintech, and impact investing.
Starting his first venture at the age of 16, Brian shares that he's happy investing in an innovative space like finance, especially in a time when people recognize the importance of such industries.
In his famous TEDx talk in Switzerland, Brian spoke about the promising future of financial technologies. More recently, he got featured in several media regarding his investments in the new generation of finance enterprises. He also writes as a contributor for a few business publications, writing about impact investing, besides sharing glimpses of his life on Instagram.
Brian Condenanza expects to keep investing and finding companies that challenge their industries in the future.
This beauty guru is a breath of fresh air with her stunning makeup tutorials, skincare rundowns, and sharing information on safe products for new moms. Chloe Morello has 1.1 million Instagram followers, including major industry names like Buxom Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Rosie Whitley Huntington, and Mario Dedivanovic. She isn't afraid to go makeup-free on social media, and her laidback yet authoritative personality shines through in her posts. Chloe also has a popular YouTube channel with 2.66 million subscribers that features helpful tips on quick looks, how to get the most out of your products, and even advice on how to look great for a passport pic!
David Hamilton Nichols
David Hamilton Nichols is an inspiration incarnate who seeks to help create a better world. His work recently earned him the honor of recently being named a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce (RSA). India Needs You named him their Global Impact Champion for 2020-21; he has served as a panelist during Nobel Prize Week, delivered a keynote speech on impact investing for the United Nations Association (Young Professionals), and is a sought-after speaker in the fields of personal development and transformation. His upcoming book, Mastering the Madness: Live Your Best Life, and Create a Better World, promises to be a great read in this post-COVID society that still hasn't recovered from the pandemic.
Ross Jenkins is literally a million-dollar-man as that is how much income he earned through Upwork! Doubling as a freelancer and owner of DigitalME, one of the platform's largest agencies, Jenkins made a name for himself by delivering top-tier projects to clients on a global scale. He is among the highest-ranking freelancers on Upwork and has achieved their most prestigious tier of Expert-Vetted. Today, Jenkins educates others on how to attract clients to their freelance profiles and lead an entrepreneurial lifestyle. After all, not everyone is cut out for the daily grind of a 9-5.