Ben Kaufman

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Quirky

Born: October 14, 1986, Long Island, New York

Education: Champlain College (dropped out)

Early Marker: At 18, founded mophie, an iPod accessory company.

Big Idea: Quirky, social consumer-product development via collaborative online platform, plus retailing.

Wave of the Future: Sharing economy, Internet of Things

Latest Special Reports

  • Financial Portfolio

    A look at how leading portfolio managers and institutional investors build investment plans to meet clients’ goals.

  • The CNBC All-America Economic Survey shows bright spots in the economy, with housing and stocks in the forefront.

  • Watch investments

    Covering the full set of tools and strategies for long-term investors: How to take everyday market fluctuations in stride, and when to know it’s time to take action or protect against a major economic shifts.

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