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  • Two of the Warby Parker founders, David Gilboa (left) and Neil Blumenthal

    Selling eyeglasses online to the masses is this company's mission—as well as partnering with nonprofits to give to the needy.

  • The employees of SurveyMonkey

    The cost of expensive surveys has plummeted with this tool that helps companies of all sizes gain insights about their customers.

  • Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky

    This 6-year-old company culls ideas submitted to its website, and the best ones get made and sold in some of the world's biggest retailers.

  • Ambarish Mitra, co-founder and chief executive officer of Blippar

    Using image recognition technology, this app lets consumers point their smartphone at a product and gain a wealth of additional information.

  • Josh Tetrick, founder of Hampton Creek

    Many believe these plant-based products are shaping the future of food, including Bill Gates and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin.

  • Businessman with attache case

    A new survey ranks cities based on starting salaries, cost of living and job growth.

  • KR Sridhar, co-founder and CEO of Bloom Energy

    Venture capitalists have invested over $1 billion in this clean-tech darling that uses fuel cells to convert natural gas into electricity.

  • Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and CEO of Slack

    The virtual office has made communications among far-flung teams tough, but this business app lets people share data from any device.

  • Harishankaran and Vivek Ravisankar, co-founders of HackerRank

    HackerRank is providing the tools to create programming tests that actually screen for the IT skills a company is looking for.

  • Stéphane Bancel, president and founding CEO, Moderna Therapeutics

    A biotech company that helps the human body make the medicine it needs to cure a range of disease—from cancer to diabetes.

  • Disruptors: Square, Dollar Shave Club, Oscar, and Snapchat.

    Want a snapshot of the private start-ups revolutionizing the business landscape? These 50 innovators may be tomorrow's Wall St. highfliers.

  • Plumber plumbing

    The website CareerCast identified the top jobs for those without a college degree, giving the salaries and hiring outlook.

  • (Left to right) Brian Chesky, Nathan Blecharczyk and Joe Gebbia, co-founders of Airbnb

    This online marketplace, which allows people with extra space to rent rooms to visitors around the world, may be getting primed for an IPO.

  • Asia's youngest self-made billionaires have a total net worth of $19.3 billion. Click ahead to see who made the list.

  • Middle-aged entertainer bowing Act 2

    These five entrepreneurs took big risks with their second-career choices, but these gutsy decisions paid off.

  • Jay Lichty, founder of Lichty Guitars.

    It's not just millennials. More older workers are finding entrepreneurship success later in life.

  • Retirement savings piggy bank

    A new study finds that age matters when it comes to retirement readiness.

  • China's President Xi Jinping, left, is welcomed by his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff at Planalto Palace on July 17, 2014 in Brasilia.

    "The Chinese government hopes to develop itself on par with (the United States), Europe and Russia as an international leader," says one expert.

  • Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, wearing a Jenny Packham dress, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their new born baby daughter.

    After the birth the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's second child, CNBC takes a look at which brands been boosted by "the Kate Middleton effect."

  • Zumba creator Beto Perez

    Hispanic businesses are growing at a fast rate as more immigrants try to seize the American dream. These trailblazers are success stories.