TOP FINANCE INFLUENCERS IN 2022
New York City: FinTech is a fast-growing industry in the digital economy, and it’s poised for further growth in 2022. To identify the top FinTech influencers in 2022, we looked at their reach and influence on the FinTech industry over the last year as well as their upcoming projects and partnerships. We found that many of these influencers have strong connections with each other, meaning they are likely to collaborate on initiatives in the future. They also have a lot of experience working with large companies, which makes them valuable partners for small startups looking to scale up their operations.
In addition to being a great resource for FinTech news, these influencers are also a good place to go if you’re looking to hire someone with expertise in the industry. Here are our top picks for the most influential FinTech influencers in 2022:
TOP FINANCE INFLUENCERS IN 2022:
1. Bill Ackman, Pershing Square Capital Management
William Albert Ackman (born May 11, 1966) is an American billionaire investor and hedge fund manager. He is the founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, a hedge fund management company. His investment approach makes him an activist investor. As of 2022, Ackman’s net worth was estimated at $2.8 billion by Forbes.
2. Marc Lasry, Avenue Capital Group
Marc Lasry (born September 23, 1959) is an American billionaire businessman and private equity manager. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Avenue Capital Group, and the co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks basketball team.
3. Kenneth C. Griffin, Citadel Investment Group
Kenneth Cordele Griffin (born October 15, 1968) is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder, chief executive officer, co-chief investment officer, and 80% owner of Citadel LLC, a multinational hedge fund. He also owns Citadel Securities, one of the largest market makers in the U.S.
4. Henry Kravis, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Henry R. Kravis (born January 6, 1944) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder of KKR & Co. Inc. Kravis is a Republican who has supported a variety of causes and made significant donations to both parties, including a contribution of $1 million to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. His lavish lifestyle has been criticized by activists looking to reform private equity regulations and restrict the practice of leveraged buyouts he pioneered. His buyout of RJR Nabisco was portrayed in the 1989 book and 1993 film Barbarians at the Gate.
5. Leon Black, Apollo Global Management
Leon David Black (born July 31, 1951) is an American investor, best known as the co-founder, and former-CEO of private equity firm Apollo Global Management. Black also served as the chairman of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City from July 2018 until July 2021. Black stepped down as CEO and chairman of Apollo Global Management in 2021, after revelations that he paid the disgraced businessman and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein $158 million for family office tax-related advice over the period from 2012 to 2017.
Jeffrey Preston Bezos (/ˈbeɪzoʊs/ BAY-zohss; né Jorgensen; born January 12, 1964) is an American entrepreneur, media proprietor, investor, computer engineer, and commercial astronaut. He is the founder, executive chairman, and former president and CEO of Amazon. With a net worth of around US$139 billion as of October 2022, Bezos is the third-wealthiest person in the world and was the wealthiest from 2017 to 2021 according to both Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index and Forbes.
7. Peter Thiel, Valar Ventures
Peter Andreas Thiel (/tiːl/; born 11 October 1967) is a German-American billionaire entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and political activist. A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, he was the first outside investor in Facebook. As of May 2022, Thiel had an estimated net worth of $7.19 billion and was ranked 297th on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
8. David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital Incorporated
David M. Einhorn (born November 20, 1968) is an American investor and hedge fund manager. He is the founder and president of Greenlight Capital, a “long-short value-oriented hedge fund”.
9. Michael Dell, Dell Technologies Incorporated
Michael Saul Dell (born February 23, 1965) is an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies, one of the world’s largest technology infrastructure companies. He is ranked the 24th richest person in the world by Bloomberg Billionaires Index, with a net worth of $45 billion as of October 2022.
10. John A. Paulson & Co., Paulson & Co., LLC
Paulson & Co. Inc. is an American investment management firm, established by its president and portfolio manager, John Paulson in 1994. Specializing in “global merger, event arbitrage and credit strategies”, the firm had a relatively low profile on Wall Street until its hugely successful bet against the subprime mortgage market in 2007.
This is a list of the most influential finance influencers in 2022. This list was compiled by analyzing the top 5,000 profiles on LinkedIn and other social sites, as well as all the other publicly available information on these individuals.
It is important to note that not all of these people are active on social media, so some of these may not have an active presence in social media at all. However, they are widely-recognized experts in their field who are still influential and provide valuable content for those who follow them.