Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright Named to CNBC’s Top 100 Leaders in Business

Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright was named one of the top 100 most influencial leaders in business by CNBC.  The list, compiled by CNBC’s top editors with the help of an outside advisory board, is part of the business news network's 25th anniversary celebration.

 Wright served as Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, of the General Electric Company and also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal, and oversaw the creation of CNBC back in 1989. 

As CNBC Anchor Tyler Mathisen points out, his most important contribution has been "changing the way autism is viewed in this country, and that may well be his most lasting legacy."

CNBC is asking the public to vote online to reduce the remaining 100 nominees to the final 25 who will comprise the CNBC First 25: Leaders, Icons and Rebels.