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Ben Silbermann, CEO, Pinterest

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What: CEO Where: Pinterest, Palo Alto, Calif. Why: Silbermann's pinboard-style photo sharing site seemingly came out of nowhere in the past year to become a major social media player. The financial community endorsed it with a $100 million venture investment in May, underscoring the value of Pinterest's 10 million monthly unique visitors. The company is considering offering ads, but currently is focused on growth.
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