How 9 Business Leaders Took In Solar Eclipse

August 22, 2017

1:48 am

The total solar eclipse has come and gone, and hopefully you had a chance to take it in. If you did not, don’t worry NASA has you covered.

We were curious to see where some of the top tech titans and luminaries took in the solar eclipse event – thanks to Instagram we can. Check out the Instagram photos and videos through the lens of some of the biggest names in tech and business around the country.


Steve Case & Jean Case

AOL cofounder and venture capitalist at Revolution, Steve Case, took in the solar eclipse on his birthday with Jean Case of the Case Foundation on a lake in Nashville. Happy Birthday, Steve.

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Jim Bankoff
The CEO of Vox Media, Jim Bankoff, took a great photo of the solar eclipse through his protective glasses.

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Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook COO and author, Sheryl Sandberg, shared a cool time lapse video of the solar eclipse over Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Chris Kelly
Facebook’s first legal counsel and now the co-owner of the Sacramento Kings NBA basketball team, Chris Kelly, shared his view of the solar eclipse through the clouds.

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Richard Branson
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson shared this photo of the solar eclipse taken at 36,000 feet.

Bill Gates
Microsoft founder Bill Gates sported wayfarer shaped cardboard protective glasses to view the solar eclipse near the water in what I would assume is somewhere near Redmond, Washington.

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Melinda Gates
The cofounder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates, shared a photo of her solar eclipse viewing spot with Bill Gates.

Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shared some amazing solar eclipse photos taken at Facebook’s first data center in Prineville, Oregon as it was in the direct path of total solar eclipse.

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We’ll keep an eye on these tech leaders – the next solar eclipse is in 2024.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

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