10 Australian Finance Twitter Users

At MoneyBuddy we've been pulling together the statistics to compile a list of 10 financial influencers on Twitter in Australia. We have graded this list by analysing social media metrics such as: the number of Tweets sent out over time, the number of followers the account has and how active the specific user is.

In addition to our quantitative analysis we've included a measure of qualitative evaluation too. We have taken into account their offline exposure and profile, which in turn adds weight to their social media presence and influence. Whilst we have tried to evaluate as many finance Twitter users as we could, we have probably missed some people, so the list isn't exhaustive. We don't receive a financial for anyone being on this list.

The results of our analysis have been compiled into a list of 10 of the finance industry's influential Twitter users in Australia. David Koch is easily the most followed Financial Influencer in Australia, with Alan Kohler and Mark Bouris ranked and 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Traditionally the face of Australian personal finance has been dominated by male personalities. Some of these are listed below and others like Paul Clitheroe ('Money') and John Symons ('Aussie') are not active Twitter users. Justine Davies, Kim Wight and Olivia Maragna have cracked the list and are leading the charge as female social media influencers in Australian finance.

See who made the cut for the 10 below and be sure to follow them:

Number 1:

David Koch

Name: David Koch
Twitter Handle: @kochie_online
Number of Followers: 60,313
Details:  David Koch is the trusted financial resource for SME's also a host on 7 Network.

Number 2:

Alan Kohler

Name: Alan Kohler
Twitter Handle: @AlanKohler
Location: Melbourne
Number of Followers: 38,531
Details:  Editor in Chief of Business Spectator and Eureka Report. Host of Inside Business and finance guy on the ABC news.

Number 3:

Mark Bouris

Name: Mark Bouris
Twitter Handle: @markbouris
Location: Sydney
Number of Followers: 17,118
Details:   Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road Wealth Management and TZ Limited

Number 4:

Ross Greenwood

Name: Ross Greenwood
Twitter Handle: @Ross_Greenwood
Location: Australia
Number of Followers: 15,099
Details: Channel Nine Finance Editor and also the host of Money News on 2GB.

Number 5:

Scott Pape

Name: Scott Pape
Twitter Handle: @scottpape
Location: Australia
Number of Followers: 12,108
Details:  Bestselling author and has a financial website at Barefoot Investor.

Number 6:
Allan Ward

Name: Allan Ward
Twitter Handle: @FPWebsites
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Number of Followers: 5,123
Details: Works as a certified financial planner.

Number 7:
Justine Davies

Name: Justine Davies
Twitter Handle:  @Justine_Davies_
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Number of Followers: 3,031
Details: Canstar and Author

Number 8:
Shannon Overs

Name: Shannon Overs
Twitter Handle:  @OversCo
Location: Australia
Number of Followers:  2,704
Details: Founder of Overs Co Risk Management for the Australian Financial Services industry.

Number 9:

Kim Wight

Name: Kim Wight
Twitter Handle: @KimWight
Location: Sydney
Number of Followers: 1,689
Details:  Works as a Personal Mortgage Broker in Sydney.

Number 10:

Olivia Maragna

Name: Olivia Maragna
Twitter Handle: @oliviamaragna
Location: Brisbane
Number of Followers: 633
Details:  Co Founder of Aspire Retire and AFA Australian Adviser of the Year 2012.

Anyone To Add To The List?

A list can't cover every influential Twitter user in the finance industry. So who did we miss? Who should be on the list next time? Let us know in the comments below!

All the photos above have been taken from the users' respective Twitter profiles. This list is produced solely by MoneyBuddy. Follow us today on Twitter by visiting: @MoneyBuddyAU

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