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CNBC Unveils The Next List

Rebels, icons & innovators expected to change the face of business over the next 25 years.

CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin to Lead On-Air Coverage & to Feature Special Report.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. & LONDON, 6 OCTOBER 2014 — From Elon Musk, Jack Ma and Shonda Rhimes to Gisel Ruiz, Jan Koum and Tory Burch, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today revealed The Next List, a definitive list of people who will be instrumental in shaping business, finance, and thus our world, over the next 25 years.

"As much as the business landscape has been transformed over these past 25 years, the next quarter century promises to be even more extraordinary. CNBC prides itself on its ability to look around corners and while no one can predict with certainty what will happen by 2039, there will be ideas that are breathtaking and investment opportunities that are life-changing," said Nikhil Deogun, Senior Vice President & Editor in Chief, CNBC Business News. "What we have attempted to do is spotlight those individuals we think will be at the forefront of those changes."

CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of Squawk Box in the United States will lead the network's on-air coverage. CNBC will feature hits throughout Business Day programming today and will have continuing coverage of the list all month. has full coverage of The Next List, including the full list (in alphabetical order), profiles, feature stories and videos. Top thinkers and writers will be contributing to our platforms in coming weeks to discuss their vision of the next 25 years. All year long as part of the network's 25th anniversary celebration, CNBC has offered robust coverage on the future of key industries including media, education, technology and transportation, among others. To view these special reports go to:

To follow all of the social media coverage around CNBC's The Next List, search #CNBCnext on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also follow @CNBC25 on Twitter for the latest #CNBC25 updates as we reveal the top 100 rebels, leaders and innovators of the next 25 years.

The Next List was determined by CNBC top editorial leaders and a distinguished advisory board comprising Singularity University CEO Rob Nail, The Executive Leadership Council President & CEO Ron Parker, Endeavor Co-founder & CEO Linda Rottenberg, Inc. President & Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg and Re/code Co-executive Editor Kara Swisher. Paul Maidment, Founding Editor of and former Executive Editor of Forbes, has served as contributing editor on the project.

For more information, please contact:

Hugo Foulds
Director of Communications, EMEA, CNBC
+44 (0)20 7653 9398

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