Kevin Systrom, Instagram

in 2014, Instagram launched a series of new creative editing tools, as well as new filters and a sleeker design for android devices. The image-sharing platform continues to go from strength to strength, and is now appreciated as a social network of its own

The co-founder and CEO of Instagram has watched his social media platform grow, both under its own guidance and since being bought by Facebook. Systrom is seen as something of a pillar of Silicon Valley – one of the success stories who really pushed the boundaries and has continued to generate better growth rates since inception. The young CEO’s strengths have become clear as Instagram has challenged some of the bigger players in the market, despite the company starting from very little.