Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, One of the Top Influencers on LinkedIn

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has set an incredible social media record with his post “Why Ministers for Happiness, Tolerance, Youth and the Future?” that has been published in LinkedIn’s Influencer platform last February 27.

The LinkedIn post is regarded as one amongst the top three most engaging and fastest trending posts from a political figure. Currently, it has already obtained more than 300,000 views within the first 48 hours of publishing and continues to approach the half-a-million mark as stated by Ali Matar, Head of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn South Europe and Middle East and North Africa.

In the post, His Highness presented the public a strong message pertaining to the UAE leadership’s reasoning behind the introduction and establishment of new ministries namely, Happiness, Tolerance, Youth, and the Future. These ministries were founded as an integral part of the government’s unyielding effort to create a more interactive engagement and solid support among the youth.

From the day of the post’s publication, it has appealed not only the attention and interest of the people across the UAE region but other countries as well such as Canada, United Kingdom, and United States.

According to LinkedIn, the success behind Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s post roots from the strength of the message, His Highness’ status as a well-respected and inspiring author, and, of course, the interesting fresh format the Influencer platform provided.

LinkedIn Influence is an exclusive program only made available to selected “achievers” from different disciplines who want to impart knowledge and guidance to LinkedIn’s 414 million participants.

Apart from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, other prominent personalities that have been considered as top influencers on the Influence platform are Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Bill Gates, and Barack Obama.