However, like so many other words, the term mogul is both overused and misunderstood. A mogul is simply an important and powerful person within a specific industry, group, or tribe. It’s not just famous people with big bank accounts.
The name Neil Gaiman may not be important to you, but it is important to those who love graphic novels. Neil Gaiman is a literary mogul.
Justin Boreta may not strike you as a very powerful guy, but if he sends out a tweet that his band is performing a gig in New Orleans, thousands upon thousands of people will show up to hear The Glitch Mob play. This is also true for comedian Mike Burbiglia, and blogger Maria Popova. These names are not popular for their powerful venture backing capabilities, yet they are all moguls just the same.
So, are you a mogul? Is there a group of people that you are important to? A group that you have influence over? A group that would show up if you asked? A group that would miss you if you were gone?