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Lyndon Rive

Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Co-founder and CEO, Solar City

Born: January 22, 1977, Pretoria, South Africa

Early Marker: Founded Everdream in 1998 to provide IT support services to small businesses, sold to Dell.

Big Idea: Solar City, backed by Rive's cousin Elon Musk, is largest U.S. provider of solar energy systems to homes and businesses; uses group buying to lower installation costs.

Wave of the Future: Sustainable economy/green energy

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