Drew Houston

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Dropbox

Born: March 4, 1983, Acton, Massachusetts

Education: BS in electrical engineering and computer science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Early Marker: Founded Accolade, an online SAT prep start-up, while in college

Big Idea: Irritated by having to carry USB drives or email himself, he founded Dropbox as an online backup and storage service now used by millions.

Wave of the Future: Enterprise storage, cloud computing

Latest Special Reports

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    Americans are still shaken by the pandemic and the volatility of the markets. Many are working to manage the impact on their retirement and savings. The implications of the pandemic and economic volatility and changes in tax laws bring new considerations for individuals and especially those retirees planning for and managing future finances.

  • Financial advisors stress that now is the time for investors to get serious about year-end financial planning checkup.

  • More than ever, the hope for a sustainable world has gained real traction among the next generation, businesses, governments — and investors. There’s a long way to go. But technology, entrepreneurship and smart policymaking hold hope for turning green abstractions into tangible reality. CNBC’s Sustainable Future is the premier destination for tracking how smart investments, new ideas and tech innovation can generate commerce — and a world — with staying power.

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