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Jae C. Hong— AP Photo; Grid Photo: Courtesy of SnapChat
  • Age
    24
  • Title
    Co-founder and CEO
  • Company
    Snapchat

A lawsuit over its ownership, controversial emails dredged up from the past, a spurned $3 billion offer from Facebook: the ephemeral-messaging app Spiegel co-founded has grown to a reported 100 million monthly users– and it has all the fixin’s for a movie script. Spiegel and Stanford classmate Bobby Murphy created not just a mega-hit when they developed their app as part of a design class, but an entire new category in transitory communication.

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