15 Youngest Entrepreneurs Running The World’s Most Valuable Startups

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Youngest Entrepreneurs Running The World’s Most Valuable Startups

15. Alexa von Tobel

15. Alexa von Tobel

Age:27Company founded: LearnVest

What it is: Financial tools and services for women

Company Valuation: $100 million

14. Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss

14. Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss

Ages:30 and 27, respectivelyCompany cofounded: Rent The Runway

What it is: Rent The Runway allows users to rent dresses for a fraction of the cost of buying the dress outright.

Company Valuation: $105 million

12. Bryan Goldberg, David Finocchio, and David Nemetz

12. Bryan Goldberg, David Finocchio, and David Nemetz

Ages:28, 28, and 27, respectively*Company cofounded: Bleacher Report

What it is: A sports blog made of paid, professional editors who oversee thousands of unpaid contributing writers. Founded in 2008, it has 20 million monthly unique visitors.

Company Valuation: $120 million

*Zander Freund, 28, (pictured) cofounded Bleacher Report too, but he is no longer with the company.

13. Dave Gilboa

13. Dave Gilboa

Image: Alex Bain

Age:30Company cofounded: Warby Parker

What it is: A prescription glasses online discount retailer.

Company Valuation: $120 million

11. Ben Lerer

11. Ben Lerer

Image: Dan Frommer, Business Insider

Age:29Company founded: Thrillist

What it is: Digital lifestyle publication and daily deals for men; currently reaching over 2 million subscribers in 17 markets.

Company Valuation: $150 million

10. Kim Kardashian

10. Kim Kardashian

Image: AP

Age:30Company cofounded: Shoedazzle

What it is: Stylists pick and send users shoes, handbags and jewelry every month for $39.95.

Company Valuation: $280 million

9. Daniel Kafie and Josh Kushner

9. Daniel Kafie and Josh Kushner

Ages:28 and 26, respectivelyCompany cofounded: Vostu

What it is: Online gaming site

Company Valuation: $300 million

8. Aaron Levie

Age:26Company founded: Box.net

What it is: Online filing sharing platform

Company Valuation: $550 million

7. Naveen Selvadurai

Age:29Company cofounded: Foursquare

What it is: Social location/check-in app and rewards platform

Company Valuation: $600 million

6. David Karp

6. David Karp

Tumblr Founder, David Karp

Image: Flickr: Jonan Basterra

Age:25Company founded: Tumblr

What it is: Social blogging platform

Company Valuation: $800 million

5. Daniel Ek

5. Daniel Ek

Image: Spotify

Age:28Company founded: Spotify

What it is: Digital music service with access to millions of songs via a freemium/advertising model

Company Valuation: $1.1 billion

4. Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk

4. Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk

Image: Airbnb

Ages:30, 30 and 28Company cofounded: Airbnb

What it is: Short-term apartment rental platform

Company Valuation: $1.3 billion

3. Tim O’Shaughnessy and Eddie Frederick

3. Tim O'Shaughnessy and Eddie Frederick

Ages:29 and 30, respectivelyCompany founded: LivingSocial

What it is: Daily deals site

Company Valuation: $3 billion

2. Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston

2. Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston

Ages:25 and 28, respectivelyCompany cofounded: Dropbox

What it is: File sharing and storing platform in the cloud

Company Valuation: $4 billion

1. Mark Zuckerberg

1. Mark Zuckerberg

Image: AP

Age:27Company cofounded: Facebook

What it is: Social network

Company Valuation: $80 billion

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