FORBES Baby Ariel Makes List of Forbes Top Influencers

Forbes Top Influencers 2017: These 30 Social Media Stars Rule Entertainment, Gaming And Travel

In the second of Forbes’ quarterly Top Influencers lists, meet the power players turning social media audiences on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook into fortunes and empires.

These 30 stars across the Entertainment, Travel and Gaming categories have managed to monetize emerging platforms like and Twitch; land production deals based on their prowess on now-defunct video app Vine; and in some cases, command seven figures per sponsored campaign.

Forbes partnered with influencer analytics firm Traackr, using their proprietary data to measure reach, or audience size; resonance, or propensity for virality; and relevance, or engagement related to their area of expertise.

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