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

  • 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.

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