Sophia Amoruso

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Founder and CEO, Nasty Gal

Born: San Diego, April 20, 1984

Education: High- and art-school dropout

Early Marker: Sold vintage designer clothing via her one-woman eBay store before being kicked off the online auction platform.

Big Idea: Developed social media–driven website selling inexpensive hip clothing, shoes and accessories for women ages 18 to 24.

Wave of the Future: Design-led retailing, e-commerce, social media

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