Over the past few weeks, using the hashtag #economia50, readers tweeted us nominations. The ranking system was simple: every vote was worth 10 points, which was then added to nominees' Klout score.
The votes are in and have been counted. So, who came out on top?
Heading this year’s list, by some distance, is Bobby Lane @sshllp, partner at accountancy firm Shelley Stock Hutter. Lane is an SME specialist and media commentator and pushed last year’s winner, personal tax expert @MitchTheTaxMan into second spot, with Menzies’ start-up and business strategy specialist Peter Noyce @PeterNoyce1 at number three.
Despite two SME specialists making the top three, if one theme dominated this year’s list, it was tax, tax and more tax. The rest of the top 10 includes tax barrister and commentator Jolyon Maugham @JolyonMaugham, tax partner at Pinsent Masons Heather Self @hselftax, and tax advisor, blogger and writer Tim Law @TimLawTax.
The rest of the #economia50 2016 is dominated by those within the industry with specialist knowledge such as Paul Aplin (tax again) @PaulAplinOnTax, and those who are not afraid to voice their opinions, such as Richard Murphy @RichardJMurphy and Frances Coppola @Frances_Coppola.
Below is the top 50 in order.
If you want to see a complete break down of the votes – click here.