×

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso CNBC Next 25
Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Nasty Gal

Born: San Diego, April 20, 1984

Education: High- and art-school dropout

Early Marker: Sold vintage designer clothing via her one-woman eBay store before being kicked off the online auction platform.

Big Idea: Developed social media–driven website selling inexpensive hip clothing, shoes and accessories for women ages 18 to 24.

Wave of the Future: Design-led retailing, e-commerce, social media

Latest Special Reports

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

  • College savings

    Ace the college-planning game with CNBC's guide to saving wisely, maximizing financial aid, and choosing the right school.

  • CNBC|Survey Monkey Small Business Survey animation

    The Small Business Survey provides insight to Main Street opinions on regulation and hot issues facing smaller firms.

CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders