- Reuters / Rick Wilking
Fortune released its annual “40 Under 40” list of the most influential people under the age of 40, which includes heads of state, musicians, lawmakers, and CEOs from across the globe.
Business Insider took Fortune’s list, and pulled out all of the CEOs (and co-founders) of publicly traded companies in order to see if being a young influencer was positive for their respective companies.
For the most part, companies whose CEO appeared on the list fared better than the general market. On average, companies grew 42.83% in 2017 under the direction of their influential heads, compared to an 8.63% gain for the S&P 500.
The list of publicly-traded companies with CEOs under the age of 40 includes familiar names, like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and lesser known influencers like Parsley Energy’s Bryan Sheffield.
Read on to figure out who the most influential young CEOs are in publicly-traded companies that are listed in the United States:
#32 Ernie Garcia (age 35), Ryan Keeton (age 39), and Ben Huston (age 34)
- Thomson Reuters
Company: Carvana (CVNA)
Year-to-date performance: +35.83%
Performance as CEO: +35.83% (Went public in 2017)
#30 Bryan Sheffield (age 39)
- Parsley Energy
Company: Parsley Energy (PE)
Year-to-date performance: -31.25%
Performance as CEO: +11.14% (Went public in 2014)
#23 Conor Flynn, (age 37)
Company: Kimco Realty (KIM)
Sector: Real Estate
Year-to-date performance: -22.34%
Performance as CEO: -21.85% (Began as CEO in 2016)
#21 Evan Spiegel (age 27) and Bobby Murphy (age 29)
Company: Snap (SNAP)
Year-to-date performance: -21.76%
Performance as CEO: -21.76% (Went public in 2017)
# 11 Tobias Lütke, (age 37)
Company: Shopify (SHOP)
Year-to-date performance: 122.1%
Performance as CEO: 268.8% (Went public in 2015)
#9 Daniel Schwartz, (age 36)
- Restaurant Brands International CEO Daniel Schwartz.
Company: Restaurant Brands International (QSR)
Year-to-date performance: 28.45%
Performance as CEO: 74.99% (Company started trading on US markets several months into Schwartz’s tenure as CEO, which began in 2014)
#2 Mark Zuckerberg, (age 33)
- Thomson Reuters
Company: Facebook (FB)
Year-to-date performance: 44.65%
Performance as CEO: 341.58% (Went public in 2012)