When Celebrities Were Straight Up Inspiring on Social Media
Celebrities can say some pretty crazy stuff on social media. How many times have you stumbled upon a Tweet that made you shake your head, laugh or get angry? Celebrities often influence the public’s thinking, for better or worse. However, they can also be inspiring. Let's take a look at when celebrities boosted our spirits on social media. After reading a few of these Tweets, we're sure you'll be inspired to take on the world!
Rev. Run — Keep Shooting
Hip-hop-artist-turned-minister Run from Run-D.M.C has decided to share his wisdom with the world. Rev Run tells it as he sees it: to be a big shot, you have to be a little shot first that never gives up. Rev Run would know — he's dealt with struggles himself.
Greg Grungburg — Appreciate Those Cupcakes
Greg Grunberg is well-known for his comedy and roles as Matt Parkman on Heroes and Snap in Star Wars. Grunberg is friggin' hilarious. He uses inspirational quotes combined with his own unique sense of humor to make people both laugh and think. Mostly laugh.
Miyavi — Smilin' Through That Pain
Miyavi is many things: a singer, songwriter, actor, musician and, most recently, a goodwill ambassador. His music has touched millions around the globe despite his early works being sung completely in Japanese. In the middle of tragedy, Miyavi wanted to be someone who could help others get through the worst of it.
Tony Robbins — Go and Change Your Life!
Known for his self-help books, Tony Robbins literally wrote the book on how to stop screwing up your life. His seminars have inspired millions, and he’s provided concrete help to people in need through Feeding America, Spring Health and his own foundation.
Soleil Moon Frye — Are You Happy?
Soleil Moon Frye of Punky Brewster fame decided to quit acting — for the most part — to raise her four children. Although she still does voice acting every once in a while, Frye now focuses her energy on a specialty clothing shop called Little Seed and a blog about child-rearing. Her twitter feed is filled with inspiring quotes about parenting.
MC Hammer — Cheers for Our Veterans!
MC Hammer has been up to a lot since he first wore his Hammer pants and danced around to U Can't Touch This. He’s written albums, directed movies and started multiple business. Seriously, his Wikipedia page reads like a novel.
Rainn Wilson — God Speed, Ric!
Rainn Wilson appeared on The Office as Dwight Schrute, a salesman at Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. While Dwight the character is a bit uptight, Rainn plays him with plenty of humor.
Cesar Millan — Dreams Do Come True
Kids have big dreams, and as they grow older, many people want to achieve those dreams not just for themselves, but for their parents as well. Even so, when life gets hard, it can be tempting to set those dreams aside. Cesar Millan never gave in to that desire.
Kathy Ireland — Love and Patience
Once a model and actress, Kathy Ireland is now a famous businesswoman and entrepreneur. In fact, she is one of the wealthiest former models in the world. Ireland remains inspirational to many women who are struggling to transition into a different career.
Jack Canfield — Be Stronger Than Your Past
Author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, corporate trainer — Jack Canfield has done a lot over the years. Not only is he the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, but he also co-wrote the massive hit The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
Richard Branson — Challenges and Curiosity
Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, which currently controls 400 companies in various fields. Among his many accomplishments are being knighted by the Queen of England and designing suborbital planes made for space tourism.
Gary Vaynerchuk — Don't Chase Money, Chase Happiness
Have you ever read the book Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence — and How You Can, Too? The entire book is full of awesome information on how to start a business. Gary Vaynerchuk, the author, provides a glimpse of how he balances work, success, money and happiness on Twitter.
Tai Lopez — Sleep and Start Over
Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, investor and media personality who famously made his fortune from basically nothing. He’s perhaps most well-known for his Snapchat book recommendations, which are sure to point you toward inspiration.
Grant Cardone — Reason to Remember the Name
Once an unemployed drug-addict, businessman Grant Cardone became a multi-millionaire with a lot of hard work and patience. He took a slow and steady path toward reaching success, and at 60-years-old, he's now undeniably inspirational.
Steve Case — Young Companies Strengthen Their Cities
Steve Case used to be the chief executive officer and chairman of AOL. Since his departure, he's kept busy teaching others how to become independent entrepreneurs. He also became a member of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Lady Gaga — Fame Is Prison
Lady Gaga is a mega-celebrity with multiple achievements to her name, including multiple Guinness World Records, nine Grammies, Woman of the Year and Greatest Woman in Music. Her work with LGBT rights is nothing to overlook, either.
Miley Ray Cyrus — Play It Again!
It makes sense that Miley Ray Cyrus would be big on the classics. Growing up in the household of superstar Billy Ray Cyrus meant she was brought up with music around her at all times. Miley also started performing at a young age as Hanna Montana and topped the charts with her soundtracks from the show.
Randi Zuckerberg — Get a Partner That Completes You
Although she is often overshadowed by her more popular brother Mark Zuckerberg, Randi Zuckerberg is nevertheless a motivated businesswoman who knows a thing or two about investing. She created the animated children’s show Dot., founded Zuckerberg Media and was a panelist for Forbes on Fox. She's a busy lady.
Lewis Howes — You Have A Gift
Lewis Howes is an example of how hard work, grit and a bit of luck can sometimes overcome great adversity. Once broke, unemployed and sleeping on his sister's couch, Howes has come a long way since his humble beginnings. He is now the author of multiple best-selling books.
Caterina Fake — Make Room For Women
Businesswoman and entrepreneur Caterina Fake is best known for co-founding websites Flickr and Hunch. She a trustee for multiple nonprofit organizations, former chairwoman at Etsy, and a recognized Silicon Valley angel investor. That's quite the list of accomplishments!
Katy Perry — Can't We All Just Get Along?
Katy Perry has the world's most-followed Twitter account, so she's pretty influential. Although she isn't as active as she used to be, Perry remains a multi-platinum artist who continues to produce award-winning music.
Justin Bieber — Build Others Up
Canadian superstar Justin Bieber is no newbie when it comes to being insulted. There really isn't any reason for it, but his music video Baby is one of the most disliked videos on YouTube. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but that’s no reason to be a jerk about it.
Rihanna — Don't Just Dream, Do It
Rihanna has a huge twitter following and is currently the third most-followed artist on the platform. A lot of young women look up to her as a source of inspiration, and she definitely doesn't shy away from sharing her thoughts.
Elon Musk — Props to Manufacturing Employees
Did you know that Elon Musk is a meme god? Check out his Twitter feed — he knows his stuff. What hasn't Elon Musk done? He created PayPal, Tesla and is now trying to figure out how to get to Mars. Now going by "Treelon" on Twitter, Elon has a keen interest in the environment.
Yoko Ono — We're All Activists
Yoko Ono has been making music since the '60s and was a prominent activist during the Vietnam War with her late husband John Lennon. She's an artist with a long career in many forms of art.
Jessica Simpson — Being a Mother Isn't Easy, But It's Rewarding
American singer, songwriter and fashion designer Jessica Simpson signed to a record label at the young age of 16, and the rest is history. She became a household name when she and her then-husband Nick Lachey starred in a reality TV show chronicling their marriage and careers. They then divorced in 2006.
LL Cool J — Heal Yourself Before You Heal Others
Did you know that LL Cool J stands for Ladies Love Cool James? How about the fact that he's released 13 studio albums? LL Cool J's hip-hop and rap career has been so influential that he nabbed a spot in VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
Neil Diamond — Thanks for the Birthday Wishes
American singer, songwriter, Grammy lifetime achievement award winner and all-around nice guy Neil Diamond has a music career that’s lasted decades, and he's still producing top-selling albums to this day. Many artists would kill to have the lasting success and clout that he’s had and will continue to have for years to come.
Fran Drescher — Follow the Compass
Fran Drescher made it big when she starred in the Nanny in the '90s, but she continues to act to this day in various acting and voice acting roles. Drescher is a proud activist for health-care and LGBT+ rights and a prominent feminist.
Alyssa Milano — Speak for Yourself
Known for her roles in Who's the Boss and Charmed, Alyssa Milano has been acting and performing since the age of 10. She is also a humanitarian and an activist that encourages people to vote and to speak up for what they believe in.