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. For first time visitors a more in-depth explanation of what the PeekScore is, and how to increase your own, can be found by clicking through here.
If you’ve read this entry’s title, then you already know full-well what we’ve got in store for you. Below are the ten richest people in the world (as of March ’12), assessed not by the vastness of their fortunes, the expanse of their holdings, nor even the breadth of their philanthropic endeavors. We are comparing these folks solely based upon the sizes of their digital footprints, as quantified by our handy-dandy PeekScore scale (the “digital footprint” concept is explained a bit more in depth at the blog entry found here).
Unsurprisingly, the gentleman topping our list is not only comfortably resting atop this chart, he is endowed with the ultimate PeekScore of 10. Given his nearly incalculable global fame, and especially given his specific association with the very technology many use to access the Web in the first place, his dominance here in cyberspace is a natural.
Any thoughts or comments on this list here? Any surprises for you? Let us know in the comments.
||Bill Gates||Founder, Microsoft||10.00 / 10.00|
||Warren Buffett||CEO, Berkshire Hathaway||9.03 / 10.00|
||Larry Ellison||CEO, Oracle||8.70 / 10.00|
||Eike Batista||CEO, EBX Group||8.21 / 10.00|
||Carlos Slim Helú||Chairman, Telmex||8.17 / 10.00|
||Bernard Arnault||Chairman, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy||8.11 / 10.00|
||Amancio Ortega||Chariman, Spanish Inditex||8.03 / 10.00|
||Li Ka-shing||Chairman, Hutchison Whampoa Limited and Cheung Kong Holdings||7.87 / 10.00|
||Stefan Persson||Chairman, H&M||7.38 / 10.00|
||Karl Albrecht||Co-founder, Aldi Stores Ltd.||7.30 / 10.00|