Graham Hill (nearly) makes Forbes’ Top 25 Web Celebs. I’m not even close.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 3, 2009
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Graham Hill founded, the biggest green web site that helped turn ‘environmentalism’ into something hip, modern and grock-able. And he’s still going strong, now that Treehugger’s been bought up by Planet Green, the first 24-hour green TV channel (which is itself owned by Discovery, one of the few cool networks) and the reason I finally caved and got me a big TV (via barter) and cable, which is mostly a time-sucker.

The below list, which linked to my interview of Graham Hill at LOHAS (nice for’s traffic, thank you) comes via Forbes via



Forbes – 25 Web Celebrities to Know

Forbes has just published its annual Web Celeb 25 – the bloggers, techies and geeks who are rocking the online world. If you are looking for onscreen talent/experts, I suggest you start with the following. I’ve chosen them purely on the basis that they’ve got a good face for TV/are hot. Call me superficial and feel free to disagree:

1) Brian Lam – editor of Gizmodo, a gadget site with 3.1 million views per day

2) Mark Frauenfelder – co-founder of Boing Boing, ‘a directory of wonderful things’.

3) Perez Hilton – founder of celebrity rumour blog Perez Hilton

4) Pete Cashmore – founder of Mashable ‘all that’s new on the web’ whether it be news about the iPhone, Twitter or amazon.

5) Will Leitch – founding editor of sports blog Dead Spin

6) Will Wheaton – ex-Star Trek actor and blogger

7) Matt Drudge – founder of the Drudge Report that broke the Clinton/Lewinsky story.

8) Owen Thomas -managing editor of Silicon Valley scandal rag Valley Wag

9) Nate Silver – statistician and writer on politics blog FiveThirtyEight

10) Kevin Rose -entrepreneur and founder of content sharing website  Digg. He’s got previous as presenter of Tech TV’s The Screen Savers.

And a couple who slipped off the Forbes list but stay on mine:

11) Graham Hill -Designpreneur and founder of green website Treehugger

12) Xeni Jardin -tech journalist and co-editor of Boing Boing and host of Boing Boing TV. She’s also written for Wired and Playboy…for the whole shibang, including their Near-Misses list, go to Forbes.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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