40 under 40

Our 2013 edition of the list features young hotshots who are rocking businesses as diverse as air travel, natural gas, and genetic coding, as well as—if you can believe it— government.

11. Kevin Systrom (TIE)

40u40 kevin systrom instagram
  • Age: 29
  • Title: Co-Founder and CEO
  • Company: Instagram

Co-founded by photo fiend Systrom in 2010 and sold to Facebook for $1 billion in 2012, the mobile photo platform is thriving under its new parent, growing from 40 million monthly users to 150 million (with 50% outside the U.S.). The company has new video capabilities, a dedicated staff of 50—and a plan to incorporate ads to make money.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 30 2013 03:41 PM ET
Join the Conversation
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.