1. Chris Hardwick
Actor and comedian Chris Hardwick is known for his roles on ’90s MTV game show Singled Out and musical duo Hard ‘n Phirm.
Hardwick used social media, blogging and podcast platforms to build what became Nerdist Industries, a multi-platform media company that receives 15 million collective monthly visitors.
Nerdist was recently acquired by Legendary Entertainment. Hardwick remains Nerdist founder, as well as co-president of digital content for Legendary.
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