Clara Shih

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Co-founder and CEO, Hearsay Social

Born: January 11, 1982, Hong Kong

Education: BS and MSc, computer science, Stanford University; MSc, social science of the Internet, University of Oxford

Early Marker: At just 15 years old, Shih programmed at the Fermi National Accelerator.

Big Idea: Experience as a product developer at salesforce.com made her believe that social media would be transformational for businesses, thus founded Hearsay Social to help Fortune 500 companies manage their marketing efforts using social media.

Wave of the Future: Enterprise social media

Latest Special Reports

  • Between new federal tax bill changes and underutilized deductions, CNBC finds ways to save money while filing taxes.

  • Coverage of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • To turn the page on structural racism, communities are Changing The Narrative. In this series, CNBC explores the central themes of racial healing through stories addressing implicit bias in economic data, the major obstacles to racial equity at work, how fiscal investment can change the narrative on minority entrepreneurship and the ramifications of the great resignation in the Black community.

CNBC25: Rebels, Icons and Leaders