Jonah Peretti

Jonah Peretti CNBC Next 25
Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Buzzfeed; co-founder, Huffington Post

Born: January 1, 1974, Oakland, California

Education: BA in environmental studies, University of California, Santa Cruz; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Early Marker: Viral e-mail exchange with Nike requesting that the sports-apparel maker print the word "sweatshop" on his shoes.

Big Idea: Building a media and entertainment site for a post-portal, post-search, social and mobile world.

Wave of the Future: Social media, M-economy

Latest Special Reports

  • In a world of big box retail and e-commerce, successful business owners are taking new paths to Main Street success.

  • 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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    CNBC’s financial reporters weigh in on what every investor needs to know when it comes to companies' earnings reports.

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