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

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  • Covid-19 is expected to be with us for years even if the colossal investment in treatments and vaccines eventually manages to contain and control the global pandemic. The world will look dramatically different in its wake. As businesses begin the shift from crisis mode to planning for the lasting impact of Covid, CNBC’s journalists will hunt for cases of companies and industries taking a leading role in shaping Our New Future.

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