How Famous Entrepreneurs Are Spending Election Day
From volunteer efforts to selfies, these business leaders have found creative and on-brand ways to weigh in on this momentous day.
On Election Day, the number-one way you can make a difference is to cast your ballot. But many admired business leaders understand that their duty doesn’t end once they step away from the voting booth.
You may be working, trying to work while cable news plays in the background or hiding under the covers waiting for it all to end. However you’re spending the day, take a few moments to get inspired by these entrepreneurs using their social media followings and influence to encourage others to take action.
Donnie WahlbergThe actor-producer-restaurateur took the opportunity to remind Americans of their country’s collective entrepreneurial spirit and the fact that the people are the ones in charge.
Nely GalánAfter facing bullying and ethnic slurs as a child, Galán has devoted her career to advocating for multicultural women. Today is no exception.
Steve CaseThe AOL co-founder has been an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton. Today, he retweeted this viral photo of Donald Trump peeking over his voting booth as Trump’s wife, Melania, voted beside him.
Trust but verify pic.twitter.com/WjSPF9IGeS— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) November 8, 2016
Jessica AlbaThe Honest Company founder tweeted a Snapchat screenshot of herself telling her followers to choose love.
Martha StewartLast night marked the premiere of VH1’s Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. To promote the new show, Stewart tweeted, “I promise a fun respite from PRE election tv.” Today, she’s tweeting her support for Hillary Clinton.
Watch tonight Martha and snoops potluck dinner party on VH1 st 10 pm I promise a fun respite from PRE election tv pic.twitter.com/b9ZpdpWxdh— Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) November 7, 2016
Richard BransonThe Virgin Group founder has been extremely vocal today -- despite the fact that he’s a citizen of the United Kingdom!
Warren BuffettBuffett is leading the Drive 2 Vote campaign, which recruited, vetted and trained more than 100 drivers, registered and educated voters about voting protocols and directed them to their polling places. The billionaire even rented a trolley to transport voters to the polls in his hometown, Omaha.
Tommy ChongPotpreneur Tommy Chong proudly sported an “I Vote for Marijuana” shirt on Instagram in support of medicinal and recreational marijuana ballot measures in nine states.
A photo posted by Tommy Chong (@heytommychong) on Nov 8, 2016 at 9:26am PST
Daymond JohnThe Shark Tank judge cast member and investor spent Monday handing out water and snacks to people in long early voting lines in Miami. He took to Facebook, posting one 16-minute video of himself and another post about voter suppression and his opinion of the candidates.
Karlie KlossKloss, who is the founder of girls coding summer camp Kode With Klossy, took women’s empowerment to a new level by tweeting a photo of herself with her ballot, accompanied by the hashtag #ImWithHer.
Kevin SystromFrom across the pond in London, the Instagram co-founder and CEO posed with an English bulldog, carefully emphasizing his furry friend’s nonpartisan stance.
A photo posted by Kevin Systrom (@kevin) on Nov 8, 2016 at 7:38am PST
Entrepreneur Editors' Picks
Formerly Enslaved Black Man Nearest Green Taught Jack Daniel Everything He Knew About Whiskey. Today, the Founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Celebrates His Legacy.
Leadership Lessons From the Exclusive Creativity School That 'Packs 5 Years Learning Into 5 Days'
3 Expert-Backed Strategies for Staying Calm in Times of Confrontation
The CEO of Wayfair Has Helped Revolutionize Digital Shopping for 20 Years. Here's How He Handles Rocky Economic Conditions.
This Founder Went to Prison When He Was 15 Years Old. That's Where He Came Up With the Idea for a Company Now Backed By John Legend.
3 Signs You're Letting Pride Get in the Way of Being Successful
Chip and Joanna Gaines and Shonda Rhimes Found Incredible Success By Using This One Entrepreneurial Strategy. Here's How You Can Too.