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.

27. Jeremy Bird

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  • Age: 35
  • Title: Founding Partner
  • Company: 270 Strategies

Bird rose from humble beginnings—he was raised in a trailer park outside St. Louis—to become national field director of Barack Obama's 2012 campaign. He merged technical wizardry with on-theground organizing to secure wins in eight of nine battlegrounds (and a second term for the President). Bird's gone mercenary with the new firm, offering the Obama campaign's magic to corporate interests, nonprofits, and political campaigns. One ambitious project: Battleground Texas, an effort to tilt the Lone Star State blue.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 30 2013 03:41 PM ET
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