What is PeekScore?: PeekScore is a rank from 1 to 10, assigned to every person. The higher someone’s score, the “more important” they are on the web. In calculating your PeekScore and updating it often, PeekYou takes into account your known presence and activity on the Internet, including but not limited to; your blogging, participation in social networks, the number of your friends, followers, or readers, the amount of web content you create, and your prominence in the news.
There’s a not a college degree to be found amongst them, yet we doubt they ultimately broke their mothers’ hearts too badly. Now, you might well expect reasonably healthy PeekScores from a bunch of dropouts, as you could imagine they’ve little to do with their time apart from tweet, blog, and update their Facebook pages. But this is not a bunch who are chilling in their parents’ basements, while they “figure some stuff out.” This band of 15 go-getters are nearly all millionaires, and the comfortable majority are actually billionaires.
We’re not here to quantify and compare their successes in terms of dollars and cents, though, nor even assess their relative worth in terms of accomplishments or importance. We’re just here to see how they measure up in the digital footprint department, and it seems that these dropouts are making their marks here in the ether quite dramatically; with a whopping seven of them having a PeekScore of 10, and another four having a PeekScore in the 9s. But, the fact is, go-getters or not (and whether or not they are the founders and/or CEOs of the websites in question) a lot of these guys are on Twitter and Facebook, and do actually use them. We doubt that their lacking degrees has much to do with this fact, but it is a nifty list of some deeply “web impactful” individuals.
Are there any famous college dropouts you would have included? Do you have any thoughts on this list you’d like to share? Say hello in the comments.
|Rank||Picture||Name||PeekScore as of Last Update||Current PeekScore|
||Mark Zuckerberg||Co-founder/CEO – Facebook||10.00 / 10|
||Bill Gates||Chairman/Co-founder – Microsoft||10.00 / 10|
||Steve Jobs||Co-founder/CEO – Apple, Inc.||10.00 / 10|
||Richard Branson||Chairman – Virgin Group||10.00 / 10|
||Evan Williams||Co-founder and former CEO – Twitter||10.00 / 10|
||Biz Stone||Co-founder – Twitter||10.00 / 10|
||Matt Mullenweg||Founding developer – WordPress||10.00 / 10|
||Michael Dell||CEO and Founder – Dell, Inc.||9.63 / 10|
|9||Ted Turner||Founder – TBS, CNN, Turner Entertainment, etc.||9.59 / 10|
||James Cameron||Film Director/Producer||9.41 / 10|
|11||Larry Ellison||Co-founder and CEO – Oracle Corporation||9.19 / 10|
||Ralph Lauren||Fashion Designer and Founder – Ralph Lauren||7.83 / 10|
||Sean Parker||Entrepreneur, Former President – Facebook||7.59 / 10|
||Paul Allen||Co-founder – Microsoft||7.20 / 10|
||David Geffen||Co-founder – Dreamworks, Creator – Asylum Records, Creator – Geffen Records||6.83 / 10|