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Alexa von Tobel

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO of LearnVest

Born: October 6, 1983, Jacksonville, Florida

Education: BA in psychology, Harvard College; Harvard Business School (leave of absence)

Early Marker: Worked at Morgan Stanley on the trading floor after college before switching to run business development at Drop.io, an online file-storage company.

Big Idea: LearnVest aims to promote personal-finance literacy and to encourage individuals to undertake better financial planning through changing their financial behavior and providing a tiered monthly subscription financial-planning and advice service.

Wave of the Future: Financial services disruption, online education

Latest Special Reports

  • Tightrope walker

    This special report focuses on how individual investors strategically juggle their many savings goals and objectives.

  • A look at 50 private companies set to reshape the business landscape.

  • Business icons and provocateurs share their innovative models. Learn how to upend old industries and start new ones that move markets.

CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders