The biggest influencers in today’s world aren’t necessarily the ones covering the pages of People
and Us Weekly
. Many of the most influential personalities are actually in tech. And, whether we are aware of it or not, these people impact our lives every single day. They're carving the future while we busy ourselves playing Pokémon Go (heck, they're the ones who built Pokémon Go!).
These people don't just live behind the scenes, though. More and more, the lines between Hollywood and Silicon Valley are breaking down. Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, and other celebs have made their mark in the tech world
, and now some, such as Snapchat's Evan Spiegel, are also ending up on the red carpet (thanks to their successful partners).
You've seen their faces and heard their names before. But how did Elon Musk get to be our world's biggest visionary? And why is Marissa Mayer so heavily criticized? Here are five of tech's movers and shakers you need to know about — and some things you never would have guessed about them.