The Top 30 Most Influential People in The Metaverse

From Mark Zuckerberg stating that Facebook will become a metaverse company to Satya Nadella saying that one of the goals for Microsoft is the metaverse, you can’t read business news today without coming across the word du jour.

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Aug 23 · 10 min read

While the metaverse is still being defined and developed, several key figures have become leading voices helping evangelize, educate, advise, develop and create the successor to today’s mobile internet. Here are 30 of the most influential people who can help us all have a better perspective of what the metaverse is and will become.

1. Neal Stephenson

2. Matthew Ball

3. Cathy Hackl

4. David Baszucki

5. Tim Sweeney

6. Jensen Huang

Huang contacted the Metaverse creating NVIDIA’s Omniverse, which is now available in beta version. NVIDIA Omniverse is an open, cloud-native platform that makes it easy to accelerate workflows and collaborate in real-time. Omniverse allows creators, engineers, and researchers to collaborate in virtual worlds that are all connected.

7. Philip Rosedale

8. Beeple

9. Avery Akkineni

10. Lindsey McInerney

11. Krista Kim

12. Jamie Burke

13. Ryan Gill

14. Marjorie Hernandez

Hernandez also co-founded THE DEMATERIALISED with educator and connector Karinna Nobbs. THE DEMATERIALISED is a virtual goods marketplace, generating new experiences and revenue streams for the fashion industry.

15. Akash Nigam

16. Benoit Pagotto

17. Sebastien Borget

18. Andrew Bosworth

Bosworth announced the launch of a metaverse product team at Facebook in a post a week after Mark Zuckerberg said publicly that Facebook would become a metaverse company. Boz also has a podcast called Boz To The Future where he interviews leaders within Facebook about the company’s roadmap.

19. Carolina Arguelles

20. Emma-Jane Mackinnon-Lee

21. Dirk Lueth

22. Evelyn Mora

23. Teddy Pahagbia

24. Jon Radoff

25. Amber Allen

26. DCL Blogger

27. Evo Heyning

28. Erikan Obotetukudo

29. Hrish Lotlikar

30. Enara Nazarova

Her mission at ARMOAR is to blend organic and inorganic worlds to create a sustainable digital ecosystem for artists and their fans to explore the future of virtual identity.

Image Credits: from the author; thank you!

Joel Comm

The Top 30 Most Influential People in The Metaverse was originally published on ReadWrite on August 23, 2021 by Joel Comm.

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