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Reed Hastings

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: CEO, Netflix

Born: October 8, 1960, Boston

Education: BS in mathematics, Bowdoin College; MS in computer science, Stanford University

Early Marker: Switched from Marine Corps to Peace Corps, which he attributes to unearthing his entrepreneurial spirit.

Big Idea: Flat-rate movie rentals by mail to consumers.

Wave of the Future: Experiential economy, consumer services, disruption

Latest Special Reports

  • Top States 2016

    CNBC's annual study measures all 50 states on more than 60 different metrics.

  • CNBC tackles the business of travel in this new special report covering the leisure and hospitality sector.

    From the most innovative hotels to the best ways to be a road warrior, CNBC tackles the business of travel in this new special report covering the leisure and hospitality sector.

  • International business and political leaders gather in Dalian, China for the 2017 instalment of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders