Ben Rattray

Founder, Change.org

Though Ben Rattray pursued a financial degree at Stanford, he wanted to make a bigger difference, so he started a petition website that's become the destination of choice for amateur activists and squeaky wheels of all types. Change.org now helps 40 million global users launch as many as 1,000 petitions a day, guiding them step-by-step through the process of writing and promoting petitions online and providing a highly visible platform for publishing them.