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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 November 2018

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid reaches 2m followers on LinkedIn

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai is the second most popular global political leader on the international networking site

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid is one of the most popular public figures on LinkedIn. Courtesy Dubai Government Media Office
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid is one of the most popular public figures on LinkedIn. Courtesy Dubai Government Media Office

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid certainly knows how to make friends and influence people - after hitting two million followers on LinkedIn.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai reached the milestone mark on the LinkedIn Influencer section of the world's largest professional networking platform.

Sheikh Mohammed is now the second most followed global political leader and one of the 30 most followed LinkedIn Influencers on the planet.

LinkedIn Influencer is an exclusive invitation-only programme that includes the top 500 of the world’s foremost thinkers, political leaders, CEOs and innovators.

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Sheikh Mohammed is part of elite company as a LinkedIn Influencer, joining the likes of business magnates Bill Gates and Richard Branson and Narenda Modi and Ariana Huffington.

According to LinkedIn data, Sheikh Mohammed is known for his regular updates on strategic developments, high-profile meetings, delegation visits and key announcements.

His posts garner a large number of engagements, particularly among followers from the UAE, followed by India, Egypt, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Mohammed has covered a wide variety topics on LinkedIn, ranging from empowering women, promoting tolerance, fostering innovation and providing lessons in leadership, which have contributed to his growing popularity as an influencer.