Ahead of their time: Rebels, leaders and innovators

Lucky for CNBC, 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 a 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 CNBC’s criteria here.)

The list is not intended to be, nor can be, comprehensive or definitive.

CNBC NEXT LIST: Rebels, leaders, innovators for the next 25 years

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