05/24/2011 10:34 am ET | Updated Jul 24, 2011

Top 10 Most Influential Entrepreneurs

Starting a business is the ultimate "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" American dream. We all know great examples from the local mom and pop shop to Steve Jobs or Sergey and Larry of Google.

Here at Klout, we took a look at the most influential entrepreneurs across the social web. These are not necessarily the ones with the most successful businesses but those who are truly thought leaders in their field and are influencing others online.

Check them out...

Most Influential Entrepreneurs Online

The Klout Score is the measurement of your overall online influence. The scores range from 1-100 with higher scores representing a wider and stronger sphere of influence. You can check your own score at

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