American food manufacturer Kraft Heinz appointed 29-year-old David Knopf as its next chief financial officer.
Knopf, a 2010 graduate of Princeton University, is younger than the youngest Fortune 500 CEOs. However, he's not the youngest person to ever become the CFO of a major company. Nolan Watson became the CFO of Silver Wheaton in 2006 at age 26.
At Kraft Heinz, Knopf will succeed 42-year-old Paulo Basilio starting in October. Basilio will remain at the company as president of its U.S. business.
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The 21-year-old is working to graduate in May while cultivating her small business.
"We all want to build something, we all want to do something fun," says Tez Ward, a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley. "But then once it's built, we set it to the side and move on." Ward says the …