Ahead of their time: Rebels, leaders and innovators

Lucky for us, there are young leaders eager to change the world and go against the status quo. In this volatile world challenged by booming populations, climate change, political unrest and sweeping technological transformation, these visionaries offer a dose of inspiration. Here are the next generation of trailblazers who CNBC (and our trusty advisory board) believe will be instrumental in reshaping all facets of society—including business, finance, science and technology—over the next 25 years.

This NEXT LIST—which follows the CNBC First 25—includes just some of the entrepreneurs, financiers, inventors and executives who are working on innovative solutions to global challenges. Already many have sparked transformative changes in their respective industries and disciplines. (Read about our criteria here.)

The list is not intended to be, nor can be, comprehensive or definitive—which is where you come in. You may know other pioneers who deserve honorable mention, so we invite you to peer into the future and weigh in on our picks. Submit your suggestions in the form below our list. 

NEXT LIST Table 141004

[[image#102054099#102058448]][[link#102058448#Angela Ahrendts]]"Senior vice president of retail Apple"
[[image#102026278#102058608]][[link#102058608#Jessica Alba]]"Actor and co-founder The Honest Co."
[[image#102054394#102058618]][[link#102058618#Sophia Amoruso]]"Founder and CEO Nasty Gal"
[[image#102054412#102058724]][[link#102058724#Marc Andreessen]]"General partner Andreessen Horowitz"
[[image#102026287#102058652]][[link#102058652#Garyn Angel]]"Founder and CEO MagicalButter"
[[image#102054419#102058681]][[link#102058681#Ajay Banga]]"President and CEO MasterCard"
[[image#102054429#102058696]]"[[link#102058696#Sachin Bansal Binny Bansal]]""Co-founders Flipkart"
[[image#102059747#102058759]][[link#102058759#Mary Barra]]"CEO General Motors"
[[image#102060395#102058703]][[link#102058703#Ayah Bdeir]]"Interactive artist; founder and CEO littleBits"
[[image#102057528#102058712]][[link#102058712#Alex Behring]]"Co-founder and managing partner 3G Capital"
[[image#102026291#102058717]][[link#102058717#Aneel Bhusri]]"Co-founder and CEO Workday"
[[image#102057546#102058722]][[link#102058722#Hakan Binbasgil]]"CEO Akbank"
[[image#102060410#102058885]][[link#102058885#Ana Botin]]"Chair Santander Group"
[[image#102054451#102058726]][[link#102058726#Tory Burch]]"Fashion designer; CEO Tory Burch"
[[image#102026299#102058454]][[link#102058454#Pete Cashmore]]"CEO and founder Mashable"
[[image#102057564#102058485]][[link#102058485#Mike Cavanagh]]"Co-president and co-COO The Carlyle Group"
[[image#102054458#102058542]][[link#102058542#Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler]]"Co-founders Kickstarter"
[[image#102054498#102058572]][[link#102058572#Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia]]"Co-founders Airbnb"
[[image#102026314#102058551]][[link#102058551#Kat Cole]]"President Cinnabon"
[[image#102059725#102058728]][[link#102058728#Tim Cook]]"CEO Apple"
[[image#102054515#102058888]]"[[link#102058888#Tracy Britt Cool Todd Combs<br> and Ted Weschler]]"Berkshire Hathaway NexGen
[[image#102057852#102058609]][[link#102058609#Dick Costolo]]"CEO Twitter"
[[image#102059823#102058891]][[link#102058891#Debra Crew]]"President and CCO R.J. Reynolds Tobacco"
[[image#102054522#102058733]][[link#102058733#Jack Dorsey]]"Chairman and co-creator Twitter; CEO Square "
[[image#102059753#102058892]][[link#102058892#David Drummond]]"Chief legal officer Google"
[[image#102057909#102058732]][[link#102058732#Regina Dugan]]"Vice president of special projects Google"
[[image#102026321#102058734]][[link#102058734#Daniel Ek]]"Founder and CEO Spotify"
[[image#102059757#102058762]][[link#102058762#Amy Ellis-Simon]]"Head of corporate access Bank of America Merrill Lynch"
[[image#102059728#102058769]][[link#102058769#Steve Ells]]"Founder and co-CEO Chipotle Mexican Grill"
[[image#102059745#102058765]][[link#102058765#Mary Erdoes]]"CEO JPM Asset Management"
[[image#102057931#102058895]][[link#102058895#Tom Farley]]"President NYSE Group Intercontinental Exchange"
[[image#102059748#102058742]][[link#102058742#Mark Fields]]"President and CEO Ford Motor Company"
[[image#102059828#102058741]][[link#102058741#Jane Fraser]]"CEO consumer banking Citigroup"
[[image#102059752#102058772]][[link#102058772#Ed Garden]]"Founding partner and chief investment officer Trian Partners"
[[image#102054525#102058746]][[link#102058746#Jonathan Gray]]"Global head of real estate Blackstone Group"
[[image#102054544#102058514]][[link#102058514#Helen Greiner]]"CEO CyPhyWorks"
[[image#102059841#102058530]][[link#102058530#Rachel Haot]]"Chief digital officer New York State"
[[image#102054559#102058541]][[link#102058541#Reed Hastings]]"CEO Netflix"
[[image#102057947#102058555]][[link#102058555#Mellody Hobson]]"President Ariel Investments"
[[image#102054583#102058561]][[link#102058561#Elizabeth Holmes]]"Founder and CEO Theranos"
[[image#102026334#102058584]][[link#102058584#Drew Houston]]"Founder and CEO Dropbox"
[[image#102059829#102058590]][[link#102058590#Darren Huston]]"President and CEO The Priceline Group"
[[image#102059831#102058594]][[link#102058594#Brett Icahn]]"Portfolio manager Icahn Capital"
[[image#102057969#102058898]][[link#102058898#LeBron James]]Professional basketball player
[[image#102060375#102058900]][[link#102058900#Renee James]]"President Intel"
[[image#102026343#102058902]][[link#102058902#Lei Jun]]"Founder chairman and CEO Xiaomi Tech"
[[image#102028721#102058903]][[link#102058903#Travis Kalanick]]"Founder and CEO Über"
[[image#102059760#102058904]][[link#102058904#Alex Karp]]"Co-founder and CEO Palantir Technologies"
[[image#102054589#102058752]][[link#102058752#Ben Kaufman]]"Founder &amp; CEO Quirky"
[[image#102054603#102058753]][[link#102058753#Sal Khan]]"Executive director Khan Academy"
[[image#102060389#102058754]][[link#102058754#Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng]]"Co-founders Coursera "
[[image#102059832#102058777]][[link#102058777#Jan Koum]]"Co-founder and CEO WhatsApp"
[[image#102059833#102058779]][[link#102058779#Max Levchin]]"Co-founder and CEO Affirm"
[[image#102060384#102058781]][[link#102058781#Aaron Levie]]"Co-founder and CEO Box"
[[image#102054630#102058783]][[link#102058783#Uri Levine and Ehud Shabtai]]"Co-founders Waze"
[[image#102028742#102058619]][[link#102058619#Robin Li]]"Co-founder chairman and CEO Baidu"
[[image#102059755#102058791]][[link#102058791#Daniel Loeb]]"Founder and CEO Third Point LLC"
[[image#102026367#102058794]][[link#102058794#Jack Ma]]"Founder and executive chairman Alibaba"
[[image#102054662#102058614]][[link#102058614#Pony Ma]]"Founder chairman and CEO Tencent"
[[image#102054638#102058905]][[link#102058905#Shannon May and Jay Kimmelman]]"Co-founders Bridge International Academies"
[[image#102060508#102058797]][[link#102058797#Marissa Mayer]]"President and CEO Yahoo!"
[[image#102054644#102058605]][[link#102058605#Doug McMillon]]"President and CEO Wal-Mart Stores"
[[image#102054673#102058907]][[link#102058907#Jordi Munoz and Chris Anderson]]"Co-founders 3D Robotics"
[[image#102059849#102059044]]"[[link#102059044#James Lachlan Elisabeth Murdoch]]"Murdoch NexGen
[[image#102054834#102059045]][[link#102059045#Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel]]"Co-founders Snapchat"
[[image#102060393#102059046]][[link#102059046#Monica Musonda]]"Founder and CEO Java Foods"
[[image#102054719#102058600]][[link#102058600#Elon Musk]]"CEO and CTO SpaceX; CEO Tesla Motors"
[[image#102054723#102058597]][[link#102058597#Blake Mycoskie]]" Founder and chief Shoe Giver Toms Shoes"
[[image#102054730#102058591]][[link#102058591#Satya Nadella]]"CEO Microsoft"
[[image#102054736#102058585]][[link#102058585#Alexis Ohanian]]"Co-founder Reddit"
[[image#102054737#102058580]][[link#102058580#Jennifer Pahlka]]"Founder and executive director Code for America"
[[image#102054785#102058573]][[link#102058573#Jonah Peretti]]"Founder and CEO Buzzfeed"
[[image#102057995#102058566]][[link#102058566#Tyler Perry]]"Actor producer director and writer"
[[image#102059751#102059047]][[link#102059047#Karl-Johan Persson]]"CEO and president H&amp;M"
[[image#102054798#102058559]][[link#102058559#Bre Pettis]]"Co-founder and former CEO MakerBot"
[[image#102059726#102059048]][[link#102059048#Sundar Pichai]]"Senior vice president Android Chrome apps"
[[image#102054801#102058545]][[link#102058545#Kevin Plank]]"Chairman and CEO Under Armour"
[[image#102059743#102058527]][[link#102058527#Rapelang Rabana]]"Founder and CEO Rekindle Learning"
[[image#102059846#102059684]][[link#102059684#Shonda Rhimes]]"TV and movie screenwriter director and producer"
[[image#102059750#102059685]][[link#102059685#Lyndon Rive]]"Co-founder and CEO SolarCity"
[[image#102058019#102059686]][[link#102059686#Larry Robbins ]]"Founder and CEO Glenview Capital Management"
[[image#102059836#102059688]][[link#102059688#Gisel Ruiz]]"Executive vice president and COO Wal-Mart"
[[image#102028747#102058747]][[link#102058747#Sheryl Sandberg]]"COO Facebook"
[[image#102054815#102058802]][[link#102058802#Reshma Saujani]]"Founder and CEO Girls Who Code"
[[image#102059756#102058803]][[link#102058803#Charlie Scharf]]CEO of Visa
[[image#102026381#102058804]][[link#102058804#Ryan Seacrest]]Hollywood radio and TV producer
[[image#102054823#102058806]][[link#102058806#Evan Sharp and Ben Silbermann]]"Co-founders Pinterest"
[[image#102026388#102058812]][[link#102058812#Clara Shih]]"Co-founder and CEO Hearsay Social"
[[image#102054828#102059691]][[link#102059691#Gwynne Shotwell]]"President and COO SpaceX"
[[image#102054831#102058816]][[link#102058816#Shane Smith]]"Co-founder and CEO VICE"
[[image#102054843#102058817]][[link#102058817#Kevin Systrom ]]"Co-founder and CEO Instagram"
[[image#102054848#102058819]][[link#102058819#Peter Thiel]]"Managing partner Founders Fund"
[[image#102060884#102059692]][[link#102059692#Alexa von Tobel]]"Founder and CEO LearnVest"
[[image#102062330#102058820]][[link#102058820#Jun Wang]]"Director BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute)"
[[image#102054861#102059693]][[link#102059693#Jeff Weiner]]"CEO LinkedIn"
[[image#102054865#102059694]][[link#102059694#Emily White]]"COO Snapchat"
[[image#102054868#102059695]][[link#102059695#Anne Wojcicki]]"Co-founder and CEO 23andMe"
[[image#102026391#102059696]][[link#102059696#Susan Wojcicki]]"CEO YouTube"
[[image#102028752#102059697]][[link#102059697#Nick Woodman]]"CEO GoPro"