One of my favorite bloggers. He decided to start a tech blog called, where he profiled and reviewed some of the best up and coming tech companies and entrepreneurs from around the world. TechCrunch became one of the most widely read blogs in the tech industry, and as a result, it was Acquired by AOL for $30 Million dollars. Michael used the money of the sale to become an investor and to set up his own investment fund, CrunchFund, to invest in startups. Today, Michael is still considered to be one of the most influential and powerful people in the world.