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Top 5 Entrepreneurs Under 40

The following is an article “Top 5 Entrepreneurs Under 40”

by Marc Primo.

There is a lot we can learn from successful individuals. From stories of previous failures to habits we can copy for our daily routines. This list will give you more than a few worthy entrepreneurs to study.

Ben Silbermann

CEO of Pinterest, a photo bookmarking website.

The website allows users to keep and share image collections from kitchen remodeling ideas to wedding catering options. Pinterest was valued at $12.3 billion in June 2017. The site was launched in March 2010 by Silbermann and co-founders Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra.

Evan Spiegel

Snapchat co-founder. This app is mostly used by teens and millennials, to send messages that disappear in 24 hours. When Snapchat began trading in March 2017 Spiegel became the youngest public company CEO. Spiegel and his Cofounder Murphy, only own 18% each of the company but have majority voting shares that can determine the company's direction.

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith founded Qualtrics in 2002 with his father Scott and brother Jared at the basement of the family home Provo, Utah. Ryan credits their success to the strategy they applied early on of targeting academics. Targeting business schools which may use the product to get academic research. As that the software was recommended by business school students to the companies that hired them qualtrics grew. Nowadays they have a long list of fortune 500 companies as clients.

Kyle Vogt

ENTERPRISE TECH, 2015: Cofounder of -- which later produced the famous game-streaming platform Twitch -- Vogt advanced on to become CEO of Cruise Automation, a driverless car startup. While competing with Google to be the very first to bring driverless cars to the world. General Motors then acquired cruise Automation for about

$1 billion. Currently, Vogt is working toward the driverless car vision and has become among the youngest senior directors in GM.

Arash Ferdowsi

Arash Ferdowsi is a co-founder of Dropbox, a storage and sharing provider that has over 500 million users. While being a student at MIT Ferdowsi started Dropbox in 2007. The business went public in March 2018. Ferdowsi, who served as the chief technology officer of the company, possesses a nearly 10% stake in the corporation.


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