Daniel Ek

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Spotify

Born: February 21, 1983, Stockholm, Sweden

Education: KTH Royal Institute of Technology (dropped out)

Early Marker: Founded his first company at 14, relying on classmates to build Web pages.

Big Idea: Founded music-streaming service Spotify.

Wave of the Future: Social media/sharing economy

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