8. Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey
Co-founder and executive chairman, Twitter; co-founder and CEO, Square
Age: 34
Industry: Technology

Dorsey's comeback is a classic Valley tale: After being ousted as CEO of Twitter in 2008, he returned to the company he helped found to lead product development (and clean house -- four of Twitter's key product execs reportedly left in July). He continues to run Square, his hyper-hot mobile-payments startup, which has shipped more than 800,000 of its credit card readers and recently closed a $100 million round of funding, giving it a valuation north of $1 billion.

Relaxation technique: Dorsey is a big fan of going for walks; he also takes "microvacations," driving on Sundays to nearby Point Reyes or Big Sur.


Last updated October 25 2011: 5:11 PM ET
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