With the end of summer approaching quickly, many entrepreneurs and businesses are crunching the numbers to get ready for the holiday season that will soon be approaching. With the rise of all these social media platforms it will be interesting to see who will take advantage of the fresh opportunity. The past decade has seen the rise of many new and exciting influencers on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. To stay up to speed on some of these amazing individuals, we provided a list of successful social media influencers and entrepreneurs to keep an eye out for.
Early life- For more than 17 years Brandi Glanville traveled the world as a high fashion, top runway and print model. She appeared on the glossy pages of premiere fashion magazines such as Glamour and Cosmopolitan and worked for luxury design houses Georgio Armani, Chanel and Gucci among many others. Brandi is a two time New York Times best selling author for her books “Drinking & Tweeting & Other Brandi Blunders” and “Drinking & Dating P.S Social Media is Ruining Romance. She is currently working on her 3rd book.
Brandi is probably most widely known for her role on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She quickly became a fan favorite for her lack of filter and her brutal honesty. She decided to expand her brand even further and started her own podcast called what else but Brandi Glanville Unfiltered. Her wildly popular podcast is entering its 13th year with no end in sight. Brandi also has ventured into the alcohol and bar-ware space and has some exciting collaborations in the works. Since leaving Bravos hit reality show Brandi has gone on to appear in 13 other reality shows in the US as well as France and the UK, including Celebrity apprentice with Donald Trump, Celebrity Big brother both in the US and the UK, My Kitchen Rules, and E’s Famously Single to name a few. Currently Brandi is starring on Peacock’s hit game show “The Traitors” and Bravo’s 2nd installment of Ultimate Girls trip Ex Wives Club. To add to her artistic resume she recently wrote and released her first rap song. She has upcoming exciting new projects both completed and in the works that have yet to be announced.
Dr. Nooristani stands at the intersection of medicine, business, philanthropy, and media, continuously striving for a healthier world. His 15 years of medical expertise, pioneering entrepreneurial spirit, and penchant for broadcasting meaningful content position him as a multifaceted influencer in the healthcare sector.
Dr. Nooristani’s esteemed medical career is a testament to his commitment to outstanding patient care and innovative medical practices. As a hospitalist, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Medical Director, his roles have shaped his impactful contributions to the field.
Dr. Nooristani, as CEO of Balance7, embodies the perfect fusion of medical knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. His leadership shapes the course of the company, propelling it towards innovative patient care solutions and improved health outcomes.
Through his TV show, “Health Check with Dr. Nooristani,” and contributions to platforms like ABC Las Vegas, Forbes, and Yahoo, Dr. Nooristani has been instrumental in disseminating health knowledge to a global audience, thereby promoting a healthier and informed society.
Steve Cederquist was born and raised in Southern California. The Arcadia native spent his teen
years working weekends and holidays with his dad in the custom cabinetry business before being
indoctrinated full time into the family business after college. Since then, the sought-after
contractor – who first rose to stardom working on many celebrity homes in the late 80’s to current
and now on the hit HGTV show Flip or Flop for 5 seasons and 17 episodes – and his recent
appearance on the hit show Capturing Home on Magnolia. Steve has also had such a heart for the
homeless situation that he has partnered with a national non profit and in development of a new
show that puts families in a home, also homeless seniors and veterans. The show focuses on
creating a community so the transition works.
His approach to remodeling is equally straightforward and refreshing. Rather than walk into a
home with his own agenda, Steve prefers to connect with his clients on a personal level.
Steve has owned and operated several construction companies over the years and has remodeled
over 500 homes. He personally handpicks every project, whether it’s a multi-million-dollar
mansion, a multi-family home or a run-down home in desperate need of some TLC.
Now, with the launch of his new business “Steve Cederquist Designs”, he’s at the top of his
game. With five seasons of a hit TV show under his belt, a pilot in the works and his company
being sought after by both celebrities and folks around the country – Steve remains one of the
hardest working men in the business. Steve is also now a three time best selling author with his new book “Get Out Alive”
New York party stylist Amanda Orso known as The High-Low Hostess whose events have drawn A-list guests from P.Diddy, Fergie, Below Decks Captain Lee, Caitlyn Jenner, etc and has a wide variety of celebrities she has curated high-end custom gift bags for such as housewives and Reality Stars such as Phaedra Parks, Vicki Gunvalson, Taylor Armstrong, Zill Zarin, Hannah & Jon Gosselin, and more for occasions ranging from Birthday Parties, Weddings and Bachelorette parties, to family reunions, sporting events, and more. Amanda also creates unique table settings for her clients using everything from candles to kale! Always a passionate party-giver, Amanda has been planning top tier events from New York City to L.A. for the past 15 years. With her entertaining expertise and penchant for taking cues from fashion, she provides her clients valuable direction and guidance designed to meet the needs of the ‘home hostess’ for any occasion. Her one-of-a-kind online party planning platform, the High-Low Hostess harnesses her keen ability to combine high-end and low-end.
Steven Cravotta is the 24-year-old entrepreneur/web developer behind popular apps like Wordle!, Puff Count, and Grid. With a vision of using his refined skill set to improve people’s lives, Cravotta thrives on the challenge of solving real-world problems in a way that is both meaningful and fun. Naturally creative, he is living proof that the best, most fulfilling return on investment comes from believing in and relentlessly pursuing one’s own ideas – no matter what the critics may say.
Cravotta grew up in Atlanta, Georgia watching his dad navigate the field of sales and marketing. Drawn to the expanding world of social media, he experimented with promoting products on Twitter and Instagram, learning the basics of marketing through the age-old process of trial-and-error. Eager to apply these principles to his own suite of products, he dove into the world of app development with a keen eye for the essential elements of a truly marketable user experience. He released his first app – Grid, an engaging puzzle game that quickly went viral – while juggling high school athletics and classes.
Cravotta went on to earn his Advertising/Marketing degree at Pepperdine University. While there, he noticed the rise of student vaping and saw an opportunity to create a product with real-world applications. Analyzing audience feedback, TikTok comments, and his own experience as a vaper, he developed Puff Count. This #1 quit vaping app offers a host of intuitive features that have effectively helped over 100k users. Fueled by the feeling of changing the world for the better, Cravotta now keeps a running list of ideas to empower and help others with everyday problems.
Most recently, Cravotta has been widely recognized for his Wordle! app, offering a fun way to challenge the mind and grow strengthen vocabulary. Released in October of 2021, it reached millions of daily users within months, and was purchased by the NY Times. He also currently serves as Marketing Coordinator for top-rated affiliate management agency Advertise Purple. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
Robert Shemin has been quoted in hundreds of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and USA Today. He has also appeared on CNN, Fox News, and CNBC, making him one of the most sought-after experts on real estate, branding, and negotiation.
As one of the most sought-after real estate investment experts in the world, Robert Shemin has helped thousands attain total financial freedom for life through his wealth-building strategies, while his charitable work, both at home and abroad, has contributed to lifting distressed communities out of poverty and despair. The acclaimed multi-millionaire real estate investor has made it his life’s calling to empower others to achieve total financial freedom through real estate. In fact, he has revealed this information to the world in his sixteen highly successful books, including his NYT bestseller “How Come that Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?”, “7 S.E.C.R.E.T.S of the Money Masters”, and “How to Avoid the 75 Most Costly Mistakes Every Investor Makes” to name a few.
Ali Levine is a certified breathwork Practitioner, World Renowned Celebrity & Intuitive stylist Sought after Media Personality, Speaker & Transformation Expert. Ali helps take her clients from their breakdowns to their breakthroughs. Embodying all that they are through their soul’s purpose. Using her signature methodology of the ALI method, I help you shift from your lower vibrations to higher states of consciousness. Through the breath & certain exercises, meditations, divine coaching, Ali’s holds space and facilitates your shifting, your awareness and even your own healing. Ali will help you step into, surrender and awaken to your B.E.S.T. Self. (Breathe embody surrender transform) Ali is also the founder of the app Breathe & B – which takes you from being plugged into the matrix to awakening and allowing you to be you fully and come home to yourself at a soul level. Also, as an intuitive stylist Ali helps her clients breathe through their closet, tap into the ‘design’ of their soul, and come home to themselves through the wardrobe of their dreams. Throughout her career, Ali has styled countless well-known celebrities some of which include: Jesse McCartney, Joey King, Candace Bure, Scheana Shay, Lisa Vanderpump, Kearran Giovanni, Gretchen Rossi, supported networks like Nickelodeon, Bravo, E! been featured as a lifestyle expert on local & worldwide new stations, red carpet events, and even starred in a Bravo shows.
Brandon Jay, is an Entrepreneur, Influencer and Active Television & Radio Personality with 105 thousand Instagram followers. @iambrandonjay is a popular lifestyle influencer who focuses on technology, music, and fashion. His audience is primarily millennials and Gen Z, and he is known for his engaging and informative content. Brandon’s current reach on FM Radio is 4 million active listeners and his radio show “On Air with Brandon Jay” can be listened to every Tuesday at 10AM PST on iHeart & Dash Radio.–
Hailing all the way from Leesport, Pennsylvania, Kourtney Reppert is a small town native making strides in the big city. She is living proof that you can have it all; beauty, brains and a blossoming career, all while being a single mother. A multi-faceted business woman and accomplished model, Kourtney has successfully built her brand and has been featured in reputable publications and cover model in FHM Maxim, Sports Illustrated, Playboy cover, Kandy magazine and more.
During high school, Kourtney attended Image International Modeling School, in Allentown, PA, it was around this time that she began to seriously consider the idea of modeling and took a special interest in fitness modeling. She attended college and pursued a degree in sales and marketing. While on campus at her college, she was scouted to model for a local company and did very well with them.
Expanding her creativity to photo shoots, Kourtney honed in on her talents and began building her own avenue by creating images that she later on used on her social platforms to grow her audience. She implemented her marketing skills and further developed her brand by offering her fans merchandise such as prints, calendars, mugs and etc. Kourtney applied her marketing knowledge and amassed a huge following using Facebook, back when social media was still a fairly new concept. She created a marketing company called Bombshell Marketing, now known as KR Media LLC, that caters to models, products, brands and anything that utilizes clicks, likes, and sales to grow exposure.
A notable moment in Kourtney’s modeling life was when someone submitted her photo in a contest for Philly’s Hottest Blonde put on by the number one rock radio station, WMMR, 93.3. Winning this contest helped further motivate her, it drove her ambitions, and shortly after, at age
24, she decided to move to LA to further her visibility in the industry. She was offered the opportunity to model for Playboy Magazine, and even though she decided not to accept, she was able to stay connected with the brand and was a part of many of their social & charitable events. She ended up shooting the cover for Playboy and FHM this past fall and has since been busy building out a high figure media company, while being signed with MMG Models who help land her a role as a stand in for Jessica Simpson for her Macy’s campaign.
Kourtney has taken her life experiences and influence to fuel her greatest passions, she aims to be in service to her audiences with special attention to women, children, especially those who come from broken families.
With her creative directive style not only in Tropic Beauty, but she is now been throned COO of Alpha Magazine, and also for their non profit. Look out for her brands and companies launching very soon.
Private Chef to the Stars, Ryan Rondeno, is a true master of his trade and is shaking the industry by bringing elegant dishes, bold flavor, and simple technique to the home front. His masterful cuisine has been relished at large-scale culinary events, gala dinners, and as a personal chef to some of the most notable names in the industry such as:* Diddy * Will Smith * Common, Kid Capri* Robert Smith. Chef Ryan is making his lavish recipes available to people across the U.S. as he offers some trade secrets, training through simple techniques, tips, and tricks, and revealing signature recipes for all ages with his FoodCulture App. With a passion for French, Italian, and Regional American Cuisine, his focus remains on local, sustainable cuisine with a strong emphasis on bold flavors—not to mention the love of New Orleans cuisine and fresh California flavors.
Caitlin O’Connor, an American actress, TV host, and film producer, showcases her talent and social media influence in a multi-hyphenate career in entertainment. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, she discovered her passion for acting and TV hosting at a young age, excelling in performing arts. As a TV Host, Caitlin has conducted one-on-one interviews with A-list stars and serves as a red carpet host and entertainment reporter for various media outlets. She is recognized for her roles on HBO’s “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” and CBS’s “Two and a Half Men.” Additionally, Caitlin is an accomplished film producer and a respected writer, contributing to esteemed publications like Maxim Magazine. With a diverse portfolio of national commercials and print campaigns, she continues to captivate a wide audience across platforms and mediums.
Michael Eddy is a multi-talented individual. The Los Angeles-based teen is a talented singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, and dancer with a flair for storytelling and performance. Drawing inspiration from iconic musical acts such as The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Van Halen, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more, Michael Eddy has crafted a distinctive and contemporary sound by seamlessly combining rock, pop, and country for a captivating listening experience.
For his freshman single, Eddy collaborated with renowned producer Michael Orland (American Idol), who has been a key mentor in his musical career. Titled “Small Towns,” the song is a cheerful, anthemic pop-country tune about optimistically setting out on new adventures and seeking out new experiences. Drawing on his own experiences of personal and creative development, Michael Eddy reminds us that we are always growing and transforming, and with “Small Towns,” he encourages listeners to look ahead while honoring their origins and that every starting place can create an opportunity to evolve. With a catchy sing-along chorus, warm acoustic guitars, and heartfelt vocals, “Small Towns” is a capital cross-genre musical debut.
Kristina Marie Morrison
Born and raised in Southern California, Kristina Marie Morrison practically grew up in a bikini. It’s no surprise that now she poses on magazine covers and struts down runways wearing the latest swimwear designs. Kristina has been an agency signed model since she was 18 years old, with the majority of her work in Swimwear, Lingerie, and Commercial Print. As a published professional model, she has traveled all over the world to gorgeous tropical locations for shoots. Her most recent endeavor has kept her closer to home, though, as a Lifestyle Influencer creating UGC (user generated content) for brands in the beauty, fashion, travel, home, and pet categories. Her goal is to continue building her brand as a Lifestyle Influencer on Amazon and eventually curate a storefront with ongoing partnerships between her favorite Fortune 500 brands.
Look no further, Jessy Taylor is your perfect partnership pick!
Taylor is available for product endorsements and partnerships on her TikTok and youtube channel.
With an impressive following of well over half a million on her TikTok page, Taylor brings the perfect blend of influence and engagement to promote any business that would considered appropriate and aligned for her brand.
The Florida-born influencer turned musician starlet cracked the formula for success early on. Bringing her humanity, humor, looks, and personality to music and social media, Jessy has proven her ability to gain a large fanbase no matter the odds. Taylor’s love for performance and entertainment is rooted in theatre, which she did for more than a decade before pursuing her solo career as a music artist and aspiring actress. Taylor’s unforgettable personality and ambition continue to endear her to millions of people, and it’s all part of the legacy she is leaving behind as a multi-hyphenate modern star.
Furthermore, it certainly is a great opportunity to collaborate with a social media sensation who not only brings results but also has strong values. Taylor is committed to only endorsing products she genuinely believes in and or would personally use, ensuring not only authenticity but also credibility in her paid promotions and partnerships. Jessy Taylor does not do any alcohol endorsements.
Laura Sylvia, the visionary entrepreneur behind the iconic Lavish by LauLau brand, is making waves in the world of luxury and fashion. With an impressive network of industry influencers and trendsetters, Laura or better known as Laurita (LauLau) has established herself as a prominent figure in Miami’s elite circles.As the founder and CEO of Lavish by LauLau LLC, Laura has orchestrated a remarkable journey to success. Recently, she hosted a VIP Loyalty Member fashion show on July 4, setting the stage for Miami Swim Week with an unprecedented display of opulence and fireworks. LauLau seeks to curate the ultimate luxurious experience by offering a comprehensive range of services under the Lavish brand. With meticulous attention to detail, she handpicks the finest yachts, masseuses, photographers, vacation rentals and more in Miami, catering to the discerning tastes of her elite clientele.
Since we saw Sarah Baker last year recognized as one of the top Entrepreneurs to watch in 2023, she has lived up to those expectations and accomplished some incredible work, and is excited to share upcoming news as well! With her robust tech and startup background and client consulting work, we have seen her interviewed for a feature article in Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global and Authority Magazine on empowered women, an ABC Morning News segment on how to have it all effortlessly, and a few notable podcasts that asked her back on to keep up with her growing influencer and entrepreneurial spirit.She electrified on stage in multiple runway shows and editorial features for a variety of fashion designers, she’s been one of the main faces of a local South Florida fashion brand, in shoots ranging from gorgeous tropical beaches to mega yachts, as well as featured as the opening model for a multiple designer rooftop runway show with much more to come on the modeling and performing front.
Currently, she is still also following her heart’s purpose to inspire, create and influence. She is in the process of building out with her partner a South Florida social club to launch in the fall, which will cement her status as one of the premier influencers and socialites determined to continue fulfilling her purpose to bring together a community of founders, entrepreneurs, VCs, and leaders from all innovative and trending industries.
With her positive attitude and personable nature, you will definitely see her shining from coast to coast this year and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for her!
Katherine B Fox
Katherine is published in 95 international fashion magazines and modeled in 6 different countries including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, France, Spain, Mexico, and Thailand. She’s walked several years in NYFW and Miami swim week and will be in Milan Fashion week this year along with NYFW. As a brand ambassador, she’s worked for Bentley, Google, Amazon, and Celsius, to name a few.
Seraphina Sanan is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Chicago, Illinois whose music journey began at age four. A talented artist trained in acting, dance, and vocal theatrical performance, she spent more than a decade sharpening a powerful sound that sets her inner world to music through an unforgettable blend of rock, pop, and heavy metal. Experience the fresh voice of Gen Z in her debut track and music video, “Left It All Behind,” from Richard Fields at Twin Voyage Productions. Keep your eyes locked on Seraphina because her next single is s collaboration with rap legend Twista.
Bishop’s artistic journey continues with the imminent release of single, “Overdrive,” he will also unveil the upcoming LP, Hold On I’m Still Driving (Aug 11th) delves into themes of loss, missed connections, depression, and the pressure to meet expectations. It serves as a testament to his ability to craft compelling narratives that resonate with listeners on a profound level that promises a unique blend of 80s synths, funky music, and captivating beats, creating the perfect soundtrack for those long drives. It serves as a testament to his ability to craft compelling narratives that resonate with listeners on a profound level. Bishop uses his music to influence others. Bishop is building quickly on Twitch TV as he blends complicated life decisions, lifestyle and life choices through the art of music.
Looking for a young influencer that seems to be great at everything? We got you covered, look no further than Leila. Leila’s TikTok has millions of views and a few hundred thousand comments. Leila displays confidence that sets her apart from others her age. She knows who she is and what her brand is about. Leila is compassionate, sweet and has a can do attitude. Leila is involved in many activities such as: dancing, horseback riding, surfing, cheering, and biking, there isn’t anything this 14 year old can’t do. Leila was first discovered in the Torri V” Barbie Girl” music video which has racked up over three hundred million views and again on Dance Moms. Keep your eye on Leila she is rising swiftly.